WASHINGTON — The National Counterterrorism Center has a new mobile app that lets users access the latest unclassified intelligence on potential terrorist activities.
The first-of-its-kind app, aCTknowledge, gives federal and military personnel a “onestop shop for counterterroism analysis,” the center said. That includes unclassified reports, breaking alerts, analysis and training resources. The National Counterterrorism Center designed the new app to help deliver the latest intelligence directly to first responders and law enforcement officers.
“With the release of aCTknowledge, NCTC is delivering on our mission to innovate how we share intelligence products with our partners. The app empowers its users with the information they need to protect their communities from potential threats,” NCTC Director Christy Abizaid said in a Feb. 7 statement.
The new app is currently available in the Apple App Store and is coming soon to the Google Play Store. While access to the app is limited to the federal government and military, the center said it will be expanded to state, local, tribal and territorial partners in the near future.
Established in 2004 at the recommendation of the 9/11 Commission, the organization was placed under the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. The National Counterterrorism Center is the intelligence community’s lead integrator of counterterrorism intelligence.
Nathan Strout was the staff editor at C4ISRNET, where he covered the intelligence community.