Tuesday, July 03, 2007

the Five-Year Interagency Counter-Terrorism and Technology Plan

This is the other main thing that Clinton established after Oklahoma City, the NDPO being the other.This one looks to have established the primary intelligence gathering apparatus of the anti-terrorist program in general. Ah, this is the thing that established Joint-Terrorism Taskforces, or JTTFs. I'm reproducing some here, but there's such a whopping amount that the next post is going to be solely information from this document, specifically about counterintelligence.

From here

"The Conference Committee Report accompanying the 1998 Appropriations Act for the
Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies required the
Attorney General, in consultation with the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of State, the
Secretary of the Treasury, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Director
of Central Intelligence, to develop a Five-Year Interagency Counter-Terrorism and Technology
Crime Plan to serve as a baseline strategy for coordination of national policy and operational
capabilities to combat terrorism in the United States and against American interests overseas.
The Attorney General was charged with creating a Plan that would be representative of all
participating agencies involved in the government's counter-terrorism effort, drawing upon the
expertise of academia, the private sector, and state and local law enforcement. The Conference
Committee directed that the Plan contain concrete proposals for implementation over the next
five years relating to a broad range of topics encompassing our efforts to prevent and deter
terrorist attacks, manage a crisis created by a terrorist incident, and handle the consequences of
such an incident, including issues of cyber terrorism, the use of conventional and
unconventional weapons by terrorists, and research and development projects designed to
combat the terrorist threat"

"Improving state and local capabilities begins with information and intelligence sharing.
In order to prepare for a terrorist event, we must know as much as we can about the potential
threat. One way to accomplish this on the state and local level is to increase the participation of
state and local authorities in task forces and working groups with their federal counterparts to
facilitate the sharing of information. In addition, regular, periodic sharing of information
concerning terrorist groups active in a particular locale -- not just threat warnings tied to a
specific incident -- would be helpful to local officials"


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