TFOS builds on the FBI’s expertise in conducting complex criminal financial investigations and long-established relationships with the financial services sector.
Through this effort, the FBI has made tremendous progress in tracking and freezing terrorists’ assets.
"Domestic terrorism" means activities with the following three characteristics:18 U. The National Joint Terrorism Task Force, or NJTTF, was established in 2002 to manage the burgeoning Joint Terrorism Task Force program—the number of task forces almost doubled overnight, from 35 pre-9/11 to 56 soon after 9/11 (50 more have been established since then).
§ 2332b defines the term "federal crime of terrorism" as an offense that: Is calculated to influence or affect the conduct of government by intimidation or coercion, or to retaliate against government conduct; and Is a violation of one of several listed statutes, including § 930(c) (relating to killing or attempted killing during an attack on a federal facility with a dangerous weapon); and § 1114 (relating to killing or attempted killing of officers and employees of the U. They are our nation’s front line on terrorism: small cells of highly trained, locally based, passionately committed investigators, analysts, linguists, SWAT experts, and other specialists from dozens of U. And coordinating the efforts of all those regional task forces is the National Joint Terrorism Task Force, a fusion of local, state, and federal agencies acting as an integrated force to combat terrorism on a national and international scale.
When it comes to investigating terrorism, they do it all: chase down leads, gather evidence, make arrests, provide security for special events, conduct training, collect and share intelligence, and respond to threats and incidents at a moment’s notice. There are more than 100 FBI Joint Terrorism Task Forces around the country, where local, state, and federal agencies work together to combat terrorism on a regional scale.
Combating terrorism is the FBI’s top investigative priority. § 2331 defines "international terrorism" and "domestic terrorism" for purposes of Chapter 113B of the U. Code, entitled "Terrorism.”"International terrorism" means activities with the following three characteristics: * FISA defines "international terrorism" in a nearly identical way, replacing "primarily" outside the U. Fly Team mission: To bring the FBI’s strategic and tactical counterterrorism capabilities to bear in partnership with other U. government agencies and foreign partner-nation entities in critical overseas locations to detect, penetrate, and disrupt terrorist networks.
Working closely with a range of partners, we use our suite of investigative and intelligence capabilities to neutralize terrorist cells and operatives here in the U. What specific training and skills do Fly Team members have?
S., to help dismantle extremist networks worldwide, and to cut off financing and other forms of support provided by terrorist sympathizers. Since its creation, the Fly Team has conducted hundreds of strategic deployments throughout the Middle East and North Africa, South Asia, the Horn of Africa, and the war zones of Iraq & Afghanistan.
Our overall goal, as we lead law enforcement and domestic intelligence efforts to defeat terrorism, is to eliminate the risk of terrorism, both international and domestic, to the homeland and to U. The Fly Team has also responded to numerous counterterrorism critical incidents over the years, with recent examples listed below: The Terrorism Financing Operations Section (TFOS) coordinates efforts to track and shut down terrorist financing and to exploit financial information in an effort to identify previously unknown terrorist cells and to recognize potential activity/planning.
Those agencies—from the law enforcement, intelligence, homeland security, defense, diplomatic, and public safety sectors—include the Department of Homeland Security, the U. Who do we call when we need an infusion of seasoned counterterrorism investigators who can respond quickly to dangerous threats and major terrorist attacks around the country and across the globe? Genesis: On June 21, 2002, the FBI Director announced to Congress the establishment of the Fly Team as a significant counterterrorism initiative under the reorganization plan to refocus the Bureau’s mission and priorities following the 9/11 terrorism attacks. A small, highly trained cadre of counterterrorism investigators—including special agents and intelligence analysts—based at FBI Headquarters who stand ready to deploy anywhere in the world on a moment’s notice.
Another vital aspect of the NJTTF’s mission is sharing information among its 70 members—officers, agents, and analysts—who then pass the information onto the 40 different agencies they represent. For example: Suspicious activity of any kind can be reported to your local JTTF or FBI field office.