State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial

Advancing responsible information sharing for counter- terrorism and homeland security missions is a core objective to support the White House's National Strategy for Information Sharing and Safeguarding (24pp | 1.2m | PDF), and extends beyond federal agencies to state, local, tribal, and territorial governmental entities.

Post-9/11 innovations such as the following allow analysts and investigators in diverse state, local, tribal, and territorial communities to interact with one another and the federal government to access and share relevant terrorism and homeland security information in a way that maintains privacy protections.

  • National Network of Fusion Centers
  • Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTTF)
  • Shared information systems  that are also  interoperable and use common standards 
  • National Suspicious Activity Reports Initiative (NSI)