for the maintenance of law and order on the installation.
Within the United States, the installation commander will provide the initial and immediate response to
any incident occurring on a military installation, but the FBI will be notified immediately. They will
assume jurisdiction if it is determined that such an incident is of significant Federal interest.
The following procedures are to be taken in response to terrorist incidents on a military installation:
a. "Installation" security forces will isolate, contain, and neutralize (if the situation dictates).
b. The FBI will be notified. They will determine jurisdictional responsibility.
c. The senior FBI official will establish liaison with the command center at the installation. He will
coordinate the use of FBI assets to assist in resolving the incident.
d. If the FBI declines jurisdiction, they may act in an advisory role to military authorities in resolving
When the FBI declines jurisdiction, the military will take action to resolve the incident. Even if the FBI
assumes jurisdiction, the military commander may take immediate actions, as dictated by the situation.
This will be to prevent loss of life or property damage before the FBI response force arrives.
Teamwork and cooperation must be stressed in a terrorist incident. Close liaison between the senior
FBI official and the installation commander is essential to determining jurisdiction and resolving the
Procedures Outside the United States (OCONUS).
The State Department will often have primary responsibility for dealing with terrorism involving
American's abroad and for enhancing the security of all U.S. Government personnel overseas.
However, the host government, as per Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) or the Memorandum of
Agreement or Understanding, has primary responsibility for managing terrorist incidents within that
nation. Reference must be made to each individual SOFA. Contingency plans will address the use of
installation, military, and host nation forces. This will be coordinated with both host country and State
The use of host nation resources instead of U.S. forces will be determined through SOFA or other