Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act [IRTPA] Law and Legal Definition

Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act (IRTPA) of 2004 is a federal law that made great changes in the U.S. federal terrorism laws. The act established both the position of Director of National Intelligence (DNI), the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), and the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.

The IRTPA addresses many different facets of information gathering and the intelligence community. IRPTA’s eight titles reflect its broad scope. Title I of IRTPA deals with reform of the Intelligence Community. Title II deals with Federal Bureau of Investigation. Title III is regarding security clearances and transportation security is dealt with in Title IV of IRTPA. Title V deals with border protection, immigration, and visa matters. Matters concerning terrorism prevention is dealt with in Title VI. 9/11 Commission Recommendations implementation is focused in Title VII of IRPTA.