FBI Counterterrorism Division

Counterterrorism Division
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Emblem of the Counterterrorism Division
ActiveNovember 21, 1999 – present[1]
(22 years, 10 months)
CountryUnited States
AgencyFederal Bureau of Investigation
Part ofNational Security Branch
HeadquartersJ. Edgar Hoover Building
Washington, D.C.
Deputy Assistant Director Kevin Vorndran (acting)[2]

The Counterterrorism Division (CTD) is a division of the National Security Branch of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. CTD investigates terrorist threats inside the United States, provides information on terrorists outside the country, and tracks known terrorists worldwide. In the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks, CTD's funding and manpower have significantly increased.

The Division employs counterterrorism field operations organized into squads, the number of which varies according to the amount and diversity of activity in the local field office's jurisdiction. Larger field offices, such as Los Angeles, maintain counterterrorism squads for each major terrorist group, as well as for domestic terrorism and terrorist financing, while smaller field offices combined such responsibilities across two to three squads.

  1. ^ Counterterrorism Threat Assessment and Warning Unit. "Terrorism in the United States 1999" (PDF). Federal Bureau of Investigation. p. 14. Retrieved August 16, 2022. On November 21, 1999, the FBI established two new headquarters divisions, the Counterterrorism and Investigative Services divisions.
  2. ^ "Leadership & Structure". Federal Bureau of Investigation. Retrieved August 16, 2022.

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