Tagged: counterterrorism

From Input to Impact: Evaluating Terrorism Prevention Programs

The Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation has released a report titled, “From Input to Impact: Evaluating Terrorism Prevention Programs,” which discusses the shift many states are making toward prevention in counterterrorism programs and strategies, “and offers a preliminary framework for assessing the impact of preventive actions.” As governments increasingly turn...

Report Condemns Ineffectiveness of Fusion Centers

The United States Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations released today the culmination of its two-year investigation on fusion centers and the counterterrorism intelligence these provided in a report entitled, Federal Support for and Involvement in State and Local Fusion Centers. During this time, the Subcommittee reviewed over 80,000 pages of...

Counterterrorism Intelligence: Fusion Center Perspectives

The Homeland Security Policy Institute (HPSI) at George Washington University released the brief “Counterterrorism Intelligence: Fusion Center Perspectives” as part of the HPSI’s Counterterrorism Intelligence Survey Research program. The brief “examines how the professionals working in the national network of fusion centers view the terror threat, the efficacy of their...

Osama bin Laden Original Documents Released

The Combating Terrorism Center at West Point released today the report “Letters from Abbottabad: Bin Ladin Sidelined?” “This report is a study of 17 de-classified documents captured during the Abbottabad raid and released to the Combating Terrorism Center (CTC). They consist of electronic letters or draft letters, totaling 175 pages...

One-year Anniversary of Osama bin Laden Death

Today marks the one-year anniversary since U.S. Navy SEALs raided Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan and killed the man that had been on the FBI’s Top Ten Most Wanted list for nearly 12 years. Almost immediately following news of the raid, academics, politicians, and media pundits began a...

Government Accountability Office Reports on Vacancies Within the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division and Long-Term Sustainability

“Following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the FBI established counterterrorism as its top investigative priority. Since 2001, the FBI has hired thousands of additional staff, increasing its total onboard workforce by 38 percent. In particular, the FBI has increased both the size and the role of its headquarters CTD...

Is Homegrown Terrorism a Threat to Military Communities?

The United State House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security released the Majority Investigative Report: Homegrown Terrorism: The Threat to Military Communities inside the United States. A joint hearing of the United State House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security and the United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and...