Bureau for Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF)


Military, government personnel train in IA exercise



Military, government personnel train in IA exercise
Earlier this month, Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technicians and federal, state, and local bomb squads participated in the Raven’s Challenge exercise. The Raven’s Challenge is an annual, interagency, counter IED exercise that incorporates scenarios focused on interoperability capabilities between public safety bomb squads and… Read More

Improvement needed in monitoring counter-firearm trafficking efforts



Improvement needed in monitoring counter-firearm trafficking efforts
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) publicly released a report earlier this month detailing U.S. agencies’ efforts in countering firearms trafficking in Belize, Guatemala, and Mexico. The report was published within days of GAO’s recent follow-up report on firearms trafficking between the U.S. and Mexico. The report examines illicit trafficking across… Read More

Further collaboration needed to stem firearm trafficking



Further collaboration needed to stem firearm trafficking
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently published a follow-up review on firearms trafficking from the U.S. to Mexico. GAO’s original firearms trafficking report was published in 2009. In their recent report, GAO examines the origin of firearms seized in Mexico that have been traced by the Department of Justice’s Bureau… Read More