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Thank you, Chairman Thompson, Ranking Member Rogers, and members of the committee, for the opportunity to be with you today. I will begin with a brief overview of the terrorism threat before discussing homeland and overseas threats in more detail. I will close my opening remarks with a discussion of global trends impacting counterterrorism efforts, along with comments on the way forward, from NCTC’s perspective.

At the main operations room inside the National Counterterrorism Center, the flow of incoming data never stops. Analysts from across the government sit in front of their blinking computers, all facing huge TV screens tuned to news channels.

NCTC Deputy Director Russ Travers delivered an opening address at the annual World Counter Terror Congress convened March 5-6 on the outskirts of London.

We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Sir Charles Farr, head of the United Kingdom’s Joint Intelligence Committee.

The indicators of violent extremist mobilization described within this booklet produced by NCTC, FBI, and DHS are intended to provide a roadmap of observable behaviors that could inform whether individuals or groups are preparing to engage in violent extremist activities.

 

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