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Click here to download Acting Director of the National Counterterrorism Center Russ Travers testimony "Combatting the Terrorist Threat Through Agility, Persistence, and Resilience"

The National Strategy for Counterterrorism addresses the complexity of today’s terrorism environment by emphasizing the use of all instruments of U.S. power as well as the capabilities of our partners to counter all terrorists that threaten the U.S., our citizens, and our interests abroad.

National Counterterrorism Center Acting Director Russ Travers spoke Aug. 13 in Omaha at the DoDIIS Worldwide 2018 conference, which focused on how the Intelligence Community can revolutionize its work through the use of data.

Chairman Burr, Vice Chairman Warner, and members of the committee—thank you very much for the opportunity to appear before you today. I would like to add my special thanks and appreciation for the efforts of the Committee staff, as well as many officers at ODNI and NCTC, as I have recently become aware there is a tremendous amount of preparation that goes into a confirmation hearing.

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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