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National Counterterrorism Center

Definition/Scope: Mission: Lead our nation’s effort to combat terrorism at home and abroad by analyzing the threat, sharing that information with our partners, and integrating all instruments of national power to ensure unity of effort. Vision: The nation's indispensable source for analysis and strategic operational plans, leading the counterterrorism community by setting the standard for expertise, collaboration, and information sharing. Values: Integrity: We uphold the highest standards of conduct in all that we do. We follow through on promises and commitments while acting in the best interest of the nation. In August 2004, the President established the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) to serve as the primary organization in the United States Government (USG) for integrating and analyzing all intelligence pertaining to terrorism and counterterrorism (CT) and to conduct strategic operational planning by integrating all instruments of national power. In December 2004, Congress codified the NCTC in the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act (IRTPA) and placed the NCTC in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Located at the Liberty Crossing Building in Northern Virginia, the NCTC is a multi-agency organization dedicated to eliminating the terrorist threat to US interests at home and abroad.



Use:

NCTC


Used For:

Intelligence WFF

Acronym:

NCTC

Broader Terms:

Department of State
Director of National Intelligence
Intelligence Community
State Department
United Nations

Narrower Terms:

counterterrorism
domestic terrorist

Related Terms:

Central Intelligence Agency
Defense Joint Intelligence Operations Center
Department of Homeland Security
DoD
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Improvised Explosive Device
Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004
Interagency Threat Assessment and Coordination Group
National Counterintelligence Strategy
National Counterproliferation Center
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
National Security Agency
noncombatant
Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment
Taliban


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