The Joint Counterterrorism Assessment Team (JCAT)

JCAT members are state, local, tribal, and territorial first responders and public safety professionals from around the country, working side-bu-side with federal intelligence analysts from the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to research, produce, and disseminate counterterrorism intelligence.

JCAT Fellows work at the National Counterterrorism Center under NCTC leadership alongside NCTC, FBI, and DHS analysts and support staff.

  •  Produce clear, relevant federally-coordinated threat information on significant international terrorism or terrorism-related events that have the potential to impact local or regional public safety conditions in the United States.
  •  Ensure terrorism-related information intended for state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) entities is presented in a usable format that is, to the extent possible, unclassified, to facilitate further dissemination.
  •  Advise and make recommendations to the Intelligence Community on how to tailor its products to satisfy the needs of SLTT consumers of intelligence.
  •  Conduct outreach to the Intelligence Community and strengthen partnerships with SLTT partners to further enhance the awareness and understanding of the SLTT role in counterterrorism.
  •  Maintain a working knowledge of relevant terrorism, homeland security, and weapons of mass destruction issues.