NCTC Features

NCTC supports the CT policy, intelligence, military, law enforcement, and homeland security communities through a range of products, including daily threat reporting; analytic assessments; and situational awareness reports, and alerts, advisories and warnings. These NCTC products are available through US Government Internet portals as well as other US Government distribution channels. For more information on accessing these products, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

In August 2004, and at the recommendation of the 9/11 Commission, TTIC was incorporated into the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) by Executive Order (EO) 13354, which became the foundation for codifying NCTC’s authorities in the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act (IRTPA) of 2004. Through EO 13354 and subsequently IRTPA, NCTC was given the responsibilities for not only integrating analysis and coordinating information sharing and situational awareness, but also for strategic operational planning in direct support to the President.


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The US National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) is pleased to present the International Terrorism Guide Website, a ready reference guide for law enforcement, intelligence, military and security personnel, contingency planners, or citizens concerned about international terrorist threats. This site contains many features across the full range of issues pertaining to international terrorism: technical pages on various threat-related topics, terrorist groups, and wanted terrorists.


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The JCAT would like to introduce the 2015 Intelligence Guide for First Responders. This guide is an update to the 2011 edition, and was produced by first responders for first responders, to improve information sharing among state, local, tribal, and territorial jurisdictions and the federal government. This reference aid will:

  • Highlight your role and responsibility as a consumer of intelligence information
  • Demonstrate how to handle this information and why it must be protected
  • Show you where to find this information and how to gain access to Internet-based U.S. Government systems
  • Help you understand and participate in the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative
  • Provide an overview of the Intelligence Community, the intelligence cycle, and the products available to you
  • Identify existing federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial partnerships that you can use to carry out your duties and responsibilities

Click here to Download the 2015 Intelligence Guide for First Responders