What is NITTF?
Following the Executive Order 13587 by former President Barack Obama October 2011, the National Insider Threat Task Force (NITTF) was established.
All federal departments and agencies with classified networks were ordered to establish insider threat detection and prevention programs. The NITTF’s mission is to “develop a Government-wide insider threat program for deterring, detecting, and mitigating insider threats, including the safeguarding of classified information from exploitation, compromise, or other unauthorized disclosure, taking into account risk levels, as well as the distinct needs, missions, and systems of individual agencies.” (NCSC - NITTF).
In the Executive Order, the U.S. Attorney General and the Director of National Intelligence were ordered to co-chair the NITTF. The U.S. Attorney General and the Director of National Intelligence in turn decided that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) co-lead the daily NITTF activities together with the National Counterintelligence Executive (NCSC).