Accession Number:

ADA445120

Title:

Terrorist Identification, Screening, and Tracking Under Homeland Security Presidential Directive 6

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-04-21

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

In Homeland Security Presidential Directive 6 HSPD-6, the Administration announced plans to establish a Terrorist Screening Center TSC, as a multi-agency effort to be administered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI, where several watch lists are being consolidated into a single terrorist screening database TSDB. The TSC is the latest of three multi-agency efforts undertaken by the Administration to better identify, screen, and track known terrorists, suspected terrorists, and their supporters. The other two are the Foreign Terrorist Tracking Task Force FTTTF and the Terrorist Threat Integration Center TTIC. According to the Administration, the TSC complements the FBI-led FTTTFs efforts to prevent terrorists from entering the United States, and to track and remove them if they manage to enter the country. The TTIC serves as a single locale where terrorism-threat data from all sources are further analyzed to more critically focus on terrorism. Certain terrorist identification and watch list functions previously performed by the Department of States Bureau of Intelligence and Research INR have been transferred to the TTIC and TSC under HSPD-6. At the TTIC, intelligence analysts are building a Terrorist Identities Database TID based on TIPOFF the U.S. governments principal terrorist watch list database prior to HSPD-6. From TID records, TSC analysts are building a consolidated TSDB. The Administration plans to widen access to, and use of, lookout records by making them available in a sensitive but unclassified format to authorized federal, state, local, territorial and tribal authorities to certain private sector entities and to certain foreign governments.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Defense
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE