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The Terrorist Screening Center

Today, Attorney General John Ashcroft, Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge, Secretary of State Colin Powell, FBI Director Robert Mueller, and Director of Central Intelligence George Tenet announced the creation of the Terrorist Screening Center (TSC) to consolidate terrorist watchlists and provide 24/7 operational support for thousands of Federal screeners across the country and around the world. The TSC will ensure that America’s government screeners are working from the same unified set of anti-terrorist informationHBCcomprehensive anti-terrorist list when a suspected terrorist is screened or stopped anywhere in the Federal system.

The TSC is being phased in via a coordinated interagency effort administered by the FBI and will be operational by December 1, 2003.