In January 2003, the U.S. government announced the start of the new Terrorist Threat Integration Center (TTIC), housed within the CIA. Its purpose is to monitor and analyze threat intelligence procured by other agencies. The collaborative leadership for the TTIC is comprised of senior agents of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Department of Defense (DoD), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Department of State. Without independent authority to collect intelligence, the TTIC operates by combining the trans-national terrorist activities information collected by component agencies. In December 2004 this agency was superseded by the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC).
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