NCTC Speeches, Testimonies and Interviews

NCTC Speeches, Testimonies and Interviews

What a pleasure to be here amongst so many old friends to share some thoughts on Counterterrorism in an Era of Competing priorities.

 

We are almost two decades removed from 9/11, and fortunately, we have been successful in preventing major attacks against the homeland. This success raises the important question of how counterterrorism should stack up against competing priorities, an increasingly relevant issue.

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.

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.

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

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.

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