Sept. 11th Intel Vet Rasmussen Leaving NCTC

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One of the longest serving senior American counterterrorism officials is stepping down, with the departure of Nicholas Rasmussen as head of the National Counterterrorism Center, the Director of National Intelligence announced Wednesday.

A veteran of the Bush and Obama White Houses, Rasmussen has served as the NCTC chief for the past three years. The center serves as a repository for all terrorism information, both domestic and foreign, provides analysis and facilitates the sharing of information between the highest branches of federal intelligence gathering and state and local law enforcement.

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