Domestic Terrorism Counsel

The Domestic Terrorism Counsel (DTC) is a position within the Counterterrorism Section of the United States Department of Justice National Security Division (NSD).


The DTC's functions are to:

  • become a main point of contact for U. S. Attorneys working on domestic terrorism matters;
  • ensure proper coordination of domestic terrorism cases;
  • serve a key role in DOJ headquarter-level efforts to identify domestic terrorism trends and to analyze legal gaps and enhancements;
  • help direct DOJ Domestic Terrorism Executive Committee efforts by providing members with overview and insights for various domestic terrorism cases and trends within the United States.


Creation of the DTC post was announced by NSD Assistant Attorney General John P. Carlin, in October 2015, during a domestic terrorism seminar at George Washington University.[1] Carlin stated that the position would serve to ensure that the DOJ benefited from domestic terrorist-related information and input it received from around the country. He added that an appointment had been made to fill the position, but did not disclose the Counsel's name.


  1. ^ "The George Washington University | Washington, D.C." Retrieved 6 February 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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