ISE Mission Partners: Department of State
Department of State Overview
The mission of the Department of State is to advance freedom for the benefit of the American people and the international community by helping to build and sustain a more democratic, secure, and prosperous world composed of well-governed states that respond to the needs of their people, reduce widespread poverty, and act responsibly within the international system.
Combating violent extremism is not only a U.S. concern. Accordingly, robust and regular two-way information sharing and collaboration with international partners continue to be cornerstones of our effort to thwart terrorist attacks.
Homeland Security Presidential Directive 6 (HSPD-6) concerns the use of information about individuals known or suspected to engage in terrorist activities. United States policy is to develop, integrate, and maintain thorough, accurate, and current information about individuals known or appropriately suspected to be or have been engaged in conduct related to terrorism. Such information shall be used to support federal, state, local, territorial, tribal, foreign-government, and private-sector screening processes, and diplomatic, military, intelligence, law enforcement, immigration, visa, and protective processes.
The Department of State leads the diplomatic outreach for the HSPD-6 initiative and conducts negotiations jointly with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Terrorist Screening Center (TSC), the implementing agency. As of July 2010, the Department of State and the TSC had concluded non-binding arrangements or formal agreements with 18 foreign partners encompassing commitments for the reciprocal exchange of terrorism screening information pursuant to Homeland Security Presidential Directive-6. TSC provides our foreign partner with access to a subset of the Terrorist Screening Database in exchange for a list of known or suspected terrorists from our foreign partners.
- Homeland Security Presidential Directive-6-Directive on Integration and Use of Screening Information To Protect Against Terrorism
- Office of Management Policy, Rightsizing, and Innovation
- Travel.state.gov – A Bureau of the Department of Consular Affairs