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Matthew Olsen: Al-Qaida’s Network ‘Less Centralized’

Matthew Olsen, director of National Counterterrorism Center, has testified on the homeland security threat picture and how the NCTC responds to it before the House Committee on Homeland Security. Olsen told House lawmakers on Wednesday that terrorist threat has continued to grow and become more diffused across South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. …

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Matthew Olsen to Retire as National Counterterrorism Center Head; James Clapper Comments

  Matthew Olsen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, will retire from the role after three years of service in leading the government’s counterterrorism efforts across the intelligence community and law enforcement agencies. “Matt and the dedicated professionals he has led at the NCTC have been absolutely critical to our success in disrupting terrorist …

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Gaps in Intel Sharing Nets Remain Ten Years After 9/11, Report Says

Ten years on from the 9/11 attacks, intelligence agencies are still struggling to strengthen the information sharing networks that broke down in 2001, says a report from the Congressional Research Service. The Hill reports the CRS issued a 33-page report on outstanding intelligence issues that Congress needs to address. The …

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Lawmakers Plan to Mark 9/11 Anniversary with Hearings on Terrorism

The House Intelligence Committee plans to mark the ten-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks by holding public hearings on the threat of terrorism, AFP reported Wednesday. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and an unnamed CIA official will appear before the committee Sept. 13. FBI Director Robert Mueller and National …

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Matthew Olsen Appointed as New Director of National Counterterrorism Center

Photo: Matthew Olsen, National Counterterrorism Center President Barack Obama has chosen Matthew Olsen as his next director of the National Counterterrorism Center. Olsen, formerly general counsel for the National Security Agency, will replace retiring director for the center, Michael Leiter. The agency was created after the 9/11 terrorist attacks that …

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