Products & Resources



First responders, performing homeland security or law enforcement activities on behalf of a state, local, tribal, or territorial government, can access unclassified CT information through US Government Internet portals. These websites contain intelligence products designed to enhance awareness of terrorism threats, tactics, techniques and procedures intended to help protect yourselves and your jurisdictions against potential terrorist attacks. For more information on how to access NCTC’s unclassified/for official use only CT products, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Counterterrorism Guide for Public Safety PersonnelCounterterrorism Guide for Public Safety Personnel

Public safety personnel are often positioned to identify suspicious activity potentially related to terrorism, and in some cases, first responders who have reported this information have helped to disrupt terrorist plans or attacks in the US. JCAT'S COUNTERTERRORISM GUIDE FOR PUBLIC SAFETY PERSONNEL is designed to assist first responders in:
• RECOGNIZING and REPORTING suspicious activity that may be linked to terrorism, consistent with the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative;
• SPOTTING indicators of mobilization to violence; and,
• RESPONDING and MITIGATING terrorist attacks.

IntelGuideFirstRespIntelligence Guide for First Responders
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

ctdigestCounterterrorism Digest

An UNCLASSIFIED compendium of international and domestic news focusing on CT information. It is produced by NCTC in collaboration with JCAT every Wednesday, and it includes relevant commentary on issues related to terrorism and CT. It is available on Internet-based, US Government information sharing systems.

ctweeklyCounterterrorism Weekly

A FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY periodical produced by NCTC in coordination with JCAT that focuses on international terrorism compiled from open source information with relevant commentary. It is posted to Internet-based, US Government information sharing systems.


rollcallFire Line & Roll Call Release

Fire Line & Roll Call Release are ad hoc, Unclassified//For Official Use Only, bulletin style, counterterrorism product intended to highlight potential targets, pre-attack indicators, and terrorism-related events for state, local, tribal, territorial and private sector personnel. Both products are available on DHS’, FBI’s, and the Domestic Security Alliance Council’s

firstrespondersFirst Responder Toolbox

First Responder Toolbox is an ad hoc, Unclassified//For Official Use Only, reference aid intended to promote counterterrorism coordination among federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government authorities and partnerships with private sector officials in deterring, preventing, disrupting, and responding to terrorist attacks. First Responder Toolboxes are available on DHS’, FBI’s, and the Domestic Security Alliance Council’s

Law Enforcement Online (LEO)
Law Enforcement Online is the FBIs approved and accredited information sharing system for sensitive but unclassified information. LEO provides all levels of the law enforcement, criminal justice, and public safety communities access to its “anytime and anywhere” system for operational support, online training, and electronic communications.

hsinHomeland Security Information Network (HSIN)
The Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) is a national, secure, and trusted web-based portal for information sharing and collaboration among federal, state, local, tribal, territorial, and private-sector partners engaged in the homeland security mission.

leepLaw Enforcement Enterprise Portal (LEEP) is a secure, Internet-based information-sharing system for agencies involved in law enforcement, first response, criminal justice, counterterrorism, and intelligence.


rissRegional Information Sharing Systems (RISS) Officer Safety Website is a secure, information-sharing website for law enforcement, dedicated to providing timely officer safety information and resources.


tripwireTechnical Resource For Incident Prevention (TRIPWIRE) is a free online information-sharing network designed to increase awareness of evolving improvised explosive device (IED) tactics, techniques, and procedures.


The Domestic Security Alliance Council (DSAC)
The Domestic Security Alliance Council (DSAC), a strategic partnership between the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and the private sector, enhances communications and promotes the timely and bidirectional effective exchange of information keeping the nation's critical infrastructure safe, secure and resilient