TEDAC directly supports broader U.S. government efforts to mitigate or prevent IED attacks by performing advanced exploitation of IEDs through physical examination resulting in scientific and technical information and production of actionable intelligence.
TEDAC’s continued success relies on a global, whole-of-government approach to addressing the IED threat. By serving as a collaborative, single-point, advanced IED analytical center, TEDAC is able to produce actionable intelligence, make associations between devices and bomb-makers, and communicate findings to the government and its international partners in law enforcement, military, intelligence, science and technology, and border protection. In addition, through its demonstrated capability and capacity to promptly disseminate raw intelligence, TEDAC serves a key role in broader FBI efforts to acquire, analyze, act on, and share terrorist-related information.
TEDAC performs IED exploitation using both established and innovative forensic techniques in a high-capacity, multi-agency environment with experienced scientists, engineers, and technicians. Along with its existing laboratory analytical capability, TEDAC is establishing the C-IED Collaboration Center (C3). This new center will unite law enforcement, military, intelligence, scientific, and border protection partners in a physical and virtual collaborative environment focusing on global collection and IED exploitation, coordinated knowledge and data sharing, and innovative research and development designed to identify and neutralize, or eliminate, terrorists and associated threat networks.
TEDAC’s global reach is extended through the International Collection and Engagement Program (ICEP). The program furthers the FBI’s long-term C-IED strategy by building relationships with countries that could lead to the submission of IED-related material and information. The ICEP fosters these relationships by deploying special agent bomb technicians, intelligence analysts, and forensic scientists to engage and assist international agencies with their C-IED efforts. The program accounted for 44.5 percent of evidence submissions to TEDAC in 2016.