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Psaki announces steps Biden administration will take to combat domestic violent extremism

January 22, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Friday announced a slew of actions the Biden administration will take to combat domestic violent extremism in the wake of the January 6 attack on the US Capitol.

Washington (CNN)White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Friday announced a slew of actions the Biden administration will take to combat domestic violent extremism in the wake of the January 6 attack on the US Capitol.

First, she announced President Joe Biden tasked the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to compile a "comprehensive threat assessment, coordinated with the FBI and DHS on domestic violent extremism," adding that the analysis will come from across government and non-governmental agencies.

She also said the administration will build the National Security Council's capability to focus on combating domestic extremism.

"As a part of this the NSC will undertake a policy review effort to determine how the government can share information better about this threat, support efforts to prevent radicalization, disrupt violent extremist networks and more," Psaki said.

Finally, Psaki said the administration will be "coordinating relevant parts of the federal government to enhance and accelerate efforts to address DVE. "

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