From the Introduction: "The National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) was borne out of a post-9/11 world in which the United States Government (USG) reorganized and restructured the Intelligence Community (IC) in order to protect and secure our Nation from terrorist attacks. Throughout the years, NCTC has led the counterterrorism (CT) community to analyze the terrorism threat using all available data, share terrorism-related information with our partners across the CT enterprise, maintain the single authoritative database of known and suspected terrorists (KSTs), and unify and lead the national CT effort through effective planning and strategy development. Almost 20 years later, NCTC continues to grow and develop as an organization by providing unmatched partner support and applying technology solutions to some of our community's biggest data challenges. As a nation, we are facing a changing strategic environment, which has motivated the Center to think even more creatively about how best to support policymakers and the broader US CT enterprise. This primer is a testament to how NCTC has evolved to be a primary provider of timely and actionable intelligence to new customers and traditional partners alike. From identity intelligence to strategic operational planning, NCTC's integration of new methodologies have delivered tailored solutions to senior policymakers, the IC, and federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial customers. The Center reexamined and refocused its core mission requirements in support of key partners in the CT enterprise, making it more relevant than ever."
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