Who We Are

National Counterterrorism Center Seal In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, President George W. Bush, by issuing Executive Order 13354, and the Congress of the United States (US), by passing the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act (IRTPA) of 2004, reformed our nation’s intelligence enterprise, with a specific focus on intelligence related to terrorism.  These foundational documents define NCTC’s principal roles, missions, and responsibilities.


We lead and integrate the national counterterrorism (CT) effort by fusing foreign and domestic CT information, providing terrorism analysis, sharing information with partners across the CT enterprise, and driving whole-of-government action to secure our national CT objectives.


NCTC is a center of gravity and leading voice that unifies counterterrorism intelligence for the homeland and abroad, with a record of sustained excellence across all mission areas.