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Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism
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Programs and Initiatives
 - Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program (ATA)
 - Counterterrorism Finance Unit
 - Country Reports on Terrorism
 - Foreign Emergency Support Team (FEST)
 - Public Designations Unit
 - Technical Programs Unit
 - Terrorist Interdiction Program (TIP)
 - Top Officials (TOPOFF)
  

Programs and Initiatives

The work of the Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism (S/CT) is wide-ranging and includes a breadth of activities involving the U.S. counterterrorism team and our international partners. The following list comprises our activities that have a specific programmatic or functional orientation.

  • Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program (ATA) - provides U.S. Government anti-terrorism training and equipment to the law enforcement agencies of partner nations.
  • Counterterrorism Finance Unit - implements significant parts of our nation's strategy to cut off financial support to terrorists.
  • Country Reports on Terrorism - an annual, mandated report to Congress which provides lawmakers an assessment of trends in international terrorism and the nature of the terrorist threat throughout the world.
  • Foreign Emergency Support Team (FEST) - the U.S. Government's only interagency, on-call, short-notice team poised to respond to terrorist incidents worldwide.
  • Public Designations Unit - prepares public and official identifications of terrorists and terrorist organizations which carry legal sanctions.
  • Technical Programs Unit - enhances the Counterterrorism technology and equipment capabilities of U.S. Government agencies/elements involved in counterterrorism/anti-terrorism activities.
  • Terrorist Interdiction Program (TIP) - provides the immigration authorities of partner nations with a computer database system that enables identification of suspected terrorists attempting to transit air, land or sea ports of entry.
  • Top Officials (TOPOFF) - a series of national-level domestic and international exercises designed to strengthen the nation's capacity to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from large-scale terrorist attacks involving weapons of mass destruction.

To access full descriptions of these programs and initiatives, please choose a selection from the list in the left-hand column. (To learn more about the entire scope of S/CT's work, please refer to the descriptions in the Directorates web section.)

  
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