The NSI is a collaborative effort of a number of federal, state, local, and tribal
agencies and organizations with counterterrorism responsibilities.
State, Local, and Tribal Organizations
State, local, and tribal law enforcement organizations have provided ongoing support and input
to the development and implementation of the NSI. These organizations have helped to develop
training courses for frontline personnel to recognize behavior and incidents indicative of
criminal activity associated with terrorism, training for executive leadership regarding the
purpose and function of the NSI, and training for analysts to understand what terrorism-related
activity is and how to vet SARs. These organizations have also developed multiple resources to
assist state, local, and tribal agencies in developing a SAR process.
Federal partners provide support to state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies and fusion
centers as they develop the processes to become a part of the NSI. These federal partners have helped
provide the necessary training, technology, and other aspects needed to fully implement a SAR process.
Federal partners in the NSI include: