The National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC)

NCTC Director Matthew G. Olsen with WORDE President Dr. Hedieh Mirahmadi

NCTC serves as the primary organization in the United States Government (USG) for integrating and analyzing intelligence pertaining to counterterrorism (except for information pertaining exclusively to domestic terrorism). WORDE is committed to working with the NCTC to identify violent extremist ideologies and practices, as well as to inform communities about these threats.

In partnership with NCTC’s Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) group,  WORDE has hosted community awareness briefings at our International Cultural Center (ICC) to educate communities about the threat of online, international, and homegrown radicalization. Participants have explored recent trends in terrorism and recruitment strategies, as well as opportunities for building community resilience against the threat of violent extremism.

These briefings are a unique opportunity to foster trust between local communities and the US Government, which over time can establish a two-way means of communication whereby the community can learn about the government’s efforts to counter extremism, as well as services offered by law enforcement to protect their neighborhoods from these and other threats, and public officials can receive information from the community about emerging threats.

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