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National Counterterrorism Innovation, Technology, and Education Center (NCITE)

This is a photo of Austin Doctor, a man working at NCITE, standing in front of the Erbil, Iraq, airport.

Visit to Iraq a Reminder of Research Urgency

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NCITE is America’s latest terrorism and targeted violence-fighting tool. Our work is counterterrorism research: 50+ academics from 18 universities focused on 10 pressing areas of study. Our goal is to innovate, educate, and create new prevention strategies while building a workforce pipeline where it’s desperately needed: in STEM and Homeland Security fields.

This photo shows a DHS official shaking hands with a UNO sophomore, Eva Burklund.

DHS Deputy Secretary Visits NCITE

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Our team of dedicated researchers, instructors, and professionals is proud to be hosting a U.S. Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence at UNO.

A white slide including Jennifer Hesterman's headshot, and NCITE logo, Hesterman's name, her title as Vice President, Education Services at Watermark Risk Management, and date (July 14, 2022).

Meet the Experts: Jennifer Hesterman on Securing Soft Targets

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Screenshot of a two-page explainer document that offers a rundown of the federal government's latest edition of violent extremist mobilization indicators

Is someone mobilizing to violence?

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Our Mission

NCITE provides access to innovation, technology, and education for counterterrorism professionals working within the Homeland Security Enterprise.

Our extensive track record of conducting user-inspired research for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other federal partners demonstrates that NCITE is a collaborative and responsive Center of Excellence.

Grant Acknowledgement

The material on this website is based on work supported by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security under Grant Award Number, 20STTPC00001‐02-01.


The views and conclusions included here are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as necessarily representing the official policies, either expressed or implied, of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.