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As the Homeland Security Policy Committee’s supporting staff office, the Office of Homeland Security has established a “Security Preparation and Response Section” and a “Homeland Security Collaboration Section” to help carry out various tasks.

Security Preparation and Response Section

The Security Preparation and Response Section is mainly responsible for conducting counter-terrorism-related policy research, bill approval, and organizing drills. In addition to coordinating and supervising counter-terrorism training exercises, this section is also tasked with reviewing homeland security contingency response plans submitted by all related agencies. Furthermore, it shares information and operates in coordination with other ministries and agencies under the administrative and national security two-track systems. Some of the section’s major accomplishments in recent years include:

  • Revised “Provisions for the Estabishment and Operations of Homeland Security Policy Committee” by defining homeland security incidents. Initiated the implementation of local contingency response mechanisms through coordination of disaster prevention, rescue, and information and communication contingency response systems.
  • Revised the “Guideines for Contingency Response Plans and Operations of Homeland Security” to provide clear guidance for scenario-based planning and chain of command assignment, as well as defining the functional structure and guidelines for establishing Level One response centers.
  • Drafted the “Operation Directions on Homeand Security Contingency Notification” to enhance the emergency notification and communication systems. By reducing response times when major hazards or security incidents occur, critica national infrastructures had become more resilient during emergencies.
  • Demonstrated the effectiveness of various contingency response impementations by conducting a successful annual Jin-hua Drill.
  • Supported security training exercises and inteligence-sharing for arge events (e.g. 2017 Universiade). Supervised centra and local governments to establish security maintenance plans and hold drills.
  • Promoted the Internationa Health Regulations (IHR) core capacity-buiding plans to strengthen the capability of public heath safety response at major ports.
  • Coordinated joint security projects for various specia task forces to promote learning and team building.
  • Provided support and promoted civiian awareness of key infrastructure protection, terrorist attacks and extreme violence, and other homeland security issues in order to enhance self-defense capabilities of civilians.

Homeland Security Collaboration Section

The Homeland Security Collaboration Section is mainly responsible for promoting and hosting international collaborations as well as intelligence-sharing. Exchanged information topics processed by this section include counter-terrorism, border management, anti-money laundering, and high-tech goods and proliferation of weapons export control. This section is also tasked with formulating policies, guidelines, and operational plans related to critical infrastructure protection (CIP). In addition to reviewing relevant laws and regulations, the section is responsible for approving CIP projects and supervising CIP implementations. Some of the section’s major accomplishments in recent years include:

  • Participated in the APEC Counter-Terrorism Working Group and colaborated in the arge event security and critica infrastructure resilience seminars.
  • Performed tasks associated with the EU’s homeand security mission to advocate for more collaborations with the EU and other European nations.
  • Hosted internationa seminars to exchange homeland security experiences.
  • Lead the effort to form a CIP project promotion team invoving eight ministries.
  • Revised “Guideines for Nationa Critical Infrastructure Protection” to serve as the primary guideline for all ministries in carrying out CIP-related tasks.
  • Took inventory of nationa critical infrastructures to conduct risk assessments and control level classification for better management efficiency.
  • Compied key references to assist and counse critica infrastructure providers in organizing response teams, eading to more effective CIP training exercises.
  • Hed lectures, drills, and evaluated CIP mechanisms as well as emergency response protocols in order to enhance the protection capacity of national critical infrastructures.

In addition, The Homeland Security Collaboration Section is also key in facilitating the following efforts:

  • Colaborations between various ministries and other nations in topics of counter-terrorism funding, supply chain security, mutual certification system on excellent businesses, and security maintenance at large events.
  • Signing of the Arrangement for the Exchange of Terrorism Screening Information and the Agreement on Enhancing Cooperation in Preventing and Combating Serious Crime.
  • The ROC successfuly joining the US Visa Waiver Program (VWP).
  • Receiving foreign guests and maintaining good reationships with foreign institutes in the ROC.