The Bureau of Counterterrorism and Countering Violent Extremism’s mission is to promote U.S. national security by taking a leading role in developing coordinated strategies and approaches to defeat terrorism abroad and securing the counterterrorism cooperation of international partners.
Acting Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights
Secretary Pompeo: Honored to announce the most significant modernization of terrorist designation authorities since the 9/11 attacks today at the White House. The updated version of E.O. 13224 allows the U.S. to rapidly react to threats by cutting terrorists off from the U.S. financial system.
U.S. law requires the Secretary of State to provide Congress, by April 30 of each year, a full and complete report on terrorism with regard to those countries and groups meeting criteria set forth in the legislation. This annual report is entitled Country Reports on Terrorism. Beginning with the report for 2004, it replaced the previously published Patterns of Global Terrorism.
An informal, multilateral counterterrorism platform with 30 founding members that promotes a strategic, long-term approach to dealing with the CT threat. The Forum identifies urgent needs, devises solutions, and mobilizes resources to address key civilian counterterrorism challenges. The Forum was launched in September 2011. Please visit theGCTF.org for more information