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Lawmakers Explore Increasing Cooperation Within Intel Community

FBI Mueller, NCTC Olsen testify

Washington, DC
Thursday, October 6, 2011

FBI Director Robert Mueller and National Counterterrorism Center Director Matt Olsen testified today on the progress by both organizations towards increased cooperation between domestic and international agencies in preventing terrorist attacks.

The NCTC collects and analyzes intelligence from the FBI, CIA, Department of Defense and Homeland Security.  NCTC also acts as a collaborative service, sharing information on known and suspected terrorists.  Today's hearing will provide lawmakers a progress report on both the NCTC and FBI's steps on working closer with one another and other agencies.

Both Mueller and Olsen testified last month about homeland security since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Among the topics they addressed were the sharing of cyber security intelligence on al-Qaida operations and the departmental spending allocated towards working outside individual agencies.

Updated: Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 1:40pm (ET)

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