This bill would establish an Office for Countering Violent Extremism within the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) that coordinates all DHS efforts related to preventing the radicalization of potential recruits for extremist groups.
The leader of this office would be the highest-ranking federal official in the entire federal government that is focused on stopping the radicalization of Americans, and would coordinate with other agencies in those efforts.
A counter-messaging program would be created that uses social media platforms and other technologies to actively fight against the propaganda used by extremist groups.
All funding that is currently set aside for counter-radicalization within DHS would be transferred to this new office as part of the consolidation efforts.