The Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment, (TIDE) is the U.S. Government's central database on known or suspected international terrorists, and contains highly classified information provided by members of the Intelligence Community such as CIA, DIA, FBI, NSA, and many others.
There are about 550,000 names in TIDE. In 2008, more than 27,000 names were removed from the list when it was determined they no longer met the criteria for inclusion. According to the FBI, international terrorists include those persons who carry out terrorist activities under foreign direction. For this purpose, they may include U.S. persons (U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents). The Terrorist Identities Group (TIG), located in NCTC's Information Sharing & Knowledge Development Directorate (ISKD), is responsible for building and maintaining TIDE.
This database, in turn, is used to compile various watch lists such as the TSA's No Fly List, State Department's Consular Lookout and Support System, Homeland Security's Interagency Border Inspection System, and FBI's NCIC (National Crime Information Center) for state and local law enforcement.
See also[edit | edit source]
- Computer Assisted Passenger Prescreening System
- Open Source Information System
- No Fly List
- Selectee list
References[edit | edit source]
- "Father of Terror Suspect Reportedly Warned U.S. About Son". Fox News. 2009-12-26. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,581193,00.html. Retrieved 2009-12-27.
- "Terrorist Screening and Brady Background Checks for Firearms". CRS. http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/terror/RL33011.pdf. Retrieved 27 December 2009.
- "Tide Fact Sheet". NCTC. http://www.nctc.gov/docs/Tide_Fact_Sheet.pdf. Retrieved 2009-12-27.