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.
Used For:Intelligence WFF
Broader Terms:Department of State
Related Terms:Central Intelligence Agency