Anti-Terrorism Assistance

“ATA provides technical training and equipment to assist foreign countries in protecting facilities, individuals, and infrastructure… Most recipients of ATA training are developing nations lacking sufficient resources to provide an effective anti-terrorism training program and infrastructure. … ATA training includes a wide spectrum of ‘traditional’ courses (e.g. crisis management, hostage negotiation, explosives deactivation), as well as more recent courses aimed at countering developing threats (e.g. WMD, cyberterrorism).” (Source: the State Dep’t 2003 Congressional Budget Justification).

  • ATA programs are authorized by the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, Chapter 8, Part II.
  • ATA programs are managed by the State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security. (Helpful site).