State-of-the-Art Facilities for TEDAC
February 18, 2016
A multi-agency center dedicated to combating the threat of terrorist-made bombs is closer to moving into a new home designed to help advance its mission.
Mollie Halpern: A multi-agency center dedicated to combating the threat of terrorist-made bombs is closer to moving into a new home designed to help advance its mission.
I’m Mollie Halpern of the Bureau with FBI, This Week.
The first phase of state-of-the art facilities for the Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center, or TEDAC, is complete. It will be located at the U.S. Army Post, Redstone Arsenal, in Huntsville, Alabama.
TEDAC analyzes explosive devices from around the world to gather intelligence that will help in the fight against terrorism.
Working under one roof will better enable collaboration between the more than 30 agencies that make up TEDAC, from the FBI to the military. FBI Director James Comey…
Director James Comey: Putting people from different agencies together is the way we save lives. This is that, on steroids.
Halpern: The FBI stood up TEDAC in 2003, when men and women in uniform were suffering casualties in Afghanistan and Iraq.
TEDAC was located in Quantico, Virginia, where it had to share resources with the FBI Laboratory.
The final phase of the new facilities is expected in 2020.