Sharing With International Partners

Combating violent extremism is a global 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 of practice 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 and multilateral arrangements with foreign partners around the globe while, the FBI’s Legal Attaches (LEGATs) have forged close ties with their law enforcement counterparts abroad.
View our 2013 Annual Report to learn more about international information sharing initiatives and success stories.