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        In the aftermath of the terror attacks on September 11, 2001, the Attorney General for the United States of America directed every United States Attorney to commit all available resources and manpower to our national mission against terrorism. That directive included the establishment of Anti-Terrorism Advisory Councils (ATACs) led by United States Attorneys. The Anti-Terrorism Advisory Councils seek to deter, detect, and prevent future attacks within the United States by creating partnerships that:

  • coordinate anti-terrorism initiatives;
  • initiate and support anti-terror training programs; and
  • facilitate information sharing across all levels of government.

        Today, the Department of Justice remains committed to using all available resources to fight terrorism. In addition to the three primary objectives, the Northern District of Florida Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council encourages and supports community outreach and education.

        For additional information about Department of Justice and other government anti-terrorism resources, please visit:

Federal Bureau of Investigation Joint Terrorism Task Force
DOJ Criminal Justice Systems as a Counter-Terrorism Tool
DOJ National Security Division

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