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National Security Branch


Uniting the capabilities of the FBI’s national security operations into a single, seamless force...

The National Security Branch (NSB)—created in September 2005 in response to a presidential directive—combines the missions and resources of our counterterrorism, counterintelligence, weapons of mass destruction, and intelligence elements under the leadership of a senior Bureau official. It also includes the Terrorist Screening Center, which plays a crucial role in providing actionable intelligence to state and local law enforcement, and the High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group, which gathers and applies the nation's best resources to collect intelligence from key terror suspects to prevent attacks against the U.S. and its allies.

In Depth
The National Counterterrorism Center
nctc.jpg Led by the Director of National Intelligence, the National Counterterrorism Center tracks threats 24 hours a day, with FBI agents and analysts working side-by-side with their partners. Details

Inside the NSB
- Mission
- Overview
- Leadership
- Organization Chart
- Frequently Asked Questions

Additional Resources
- Integrating Intelligence & Investigations
- NSB Training Video for Law Enforcement

NSB Components
- Counterterrorism Division
- Counterintelligence Division
- Directorate of Intelligence
- Weapons of Mass Destruction
- Counterproliferation Center
- Terrorist Screening Center

Related Outside Websites
- Director of National Intelligence
- National Counterterrorism Center
- U.S. Intelligence Community