National Center for Counter-Terrorism Innovation, Technology and Education Visits NCTC
Story by Carling Uhler, ODNI Office of Strategic Communications
Photo by Jessica Hrabosky, ODNI Strategic Communications Office
Gina Lygon, director of the National Center for Counter-Terrorism Innovation, Technology, and Education, the Department of Homeland Security’s Center of Excellence for Prevention and Counter-Terrorism Research, visited the National Center for Counter-Terrorism and explained the mission of the research center. and highlighted the growing diversity of skills and technologies available around the world. organization.
NCITE’s activities are organized around four themes: Enhanced reporting of suspicious activity. Improving prevention efforts; strengthening homeland security personnel; The NCITE consortium, based at the University of Nebraska Omaha, includes more than 60 of his researchers from 26 institutions in the United States and Europe.
They take an interdisciplinary approach to solving homeland security and challenges, and are committed to helping U.S. counterterrorism practitioners through the development of cutting-edge research methods and technological advances to strengthen the fight against terrorism. Double your power.
NCTC has been a stakeholder of NCITE since the Center of Excellence was launched in 2020.
In a rushed three-day visit, Ligon visited the NCTC Operations Center, explored the museum, attended briefings, observed tech demonstrations by executives throughout the center, and met NCTC Director Christy Abizaid and Executive Director Abby Johnson. I was there.
Ligon also found time to share substantive recommendations on research gaps and inspire ideas for future joint events. The visit will strengthen the value of the NCTC-NCITE partnership, tracking current events and trends in terrorism, implementing technological efforts to curb terrorist activity, or implementing workforce development and public engagement.