Antiterrorism Assistance Domestic Training Programs

The Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS) aims to build counterterrorism capacity, enhance bilateral relationships and increase respect for human rights through its Office of Antiterrorism Assistance (ATA) Program, authorized by Congress in 1983 under the Foreign Assistance Act.

The purpose of ATA
programs is to develop the capacity of key partner nations to combat terrorism, establish security relationships between U.S.

and foreign officials to strengthen cooperative antiterrorism efforts, and share modern, humane, and effective antiterrorism techniques.

Agency - Department of State

The Department of State strives to create a more secure, democratic and prosperous world for the benefit of the American people and the international community.