Combating violent extremism is obviously not only a U.S. concern, and terrorist attacks intended for the U.S. may originate far from our borders. Accordingly, robust and regular two-way information sharing and collaboration with international partners are very important in our effort to thwart terrorist attacks. Typically communities or agencies work directly with their foreign counterparts to put effective agreements in place and maintain them through regular contacts and information exchanges. The Intelligence Community, for example, has long maintained close bilateral or multilateral arrangements with partners around the globe while the FBI’s Legal Attaches (LEGATs) have forged close ties with law enforcement counterparts abroad.
View our 2012 Annual Report  to learn more about international information sharing initiatives and success stories.