Center for Agriculture and Food Security and Preparedness (CAFSP)

DHS Instructor-Led Course

PER 259: Implementation of Effective Sharing of Information and Intelligence Related to the Importation and Transportation of Food


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This course will equip participants with the skills necessary to utilize surveillance, tracking and intelligence systems related to the food supply chain. At the end of this course, the participant will be able to effectively identify, share, and disseminate intelligence and information related to food imports and the transportation of food.

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This will be a performance level, instructor-led course that will provide the necessary knowledge and skills to enable participants to implement effective sharing of information and intelligence related to the importation and transportation of food.

Target Audience

The target audience for this course are those with a stake in food safety and defense, including: law enforcement, state fusion center personnel, emergency managers and responders, Extension, public health, food and agriculture industry and security professionals, transportation industry, and federal, state, local, tribal, and regional officials.


Participants are recommended to complete the web-based course entitled “An Introduction to Effective Sharing of Information and Intelligence Related to the Importation and Transportation of Food.


8 hours



Time Allocation


Course Overview and Administration

1 hour


Screening and Tracking Systems Used to Monitor Food Shipments

1.75 hours


Mechanisms to Enhance Information and Intelligence Dissemination on Imports and Transportation of Food

1.75 hours


Developing Networks for Effective Information and Intelligence Sharing

2.5 hours


Course Evaluation and Administration

1 hour

Note: Funding for this course was made possible, in part, by the Department of Homeland Security through grant R181731094, views expressed in written materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Homeland Security; nor does any mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organization imply endorsement by the United States Government.


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