The panel is designed to improve information-sharing among federal authorities around the U.S. charged with foiling homegrown terror threats.
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Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday announced the reestablishment of a committee to fight terror threats posed by groups within U.S. borders.

The Justice Department’s Domestic Terrorism Executive Committee was originally empaneled by then-Attorney General Janet Reno almost two decades ago in response to the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. 

But the panel was disbanded after the 9/11 attacks led the government to focus its attention on threats overseas. Holder maintained that the United States remains vigilant against foreign terror groups, including al Qaeda affiliates in Yemen and al-Shabaab in Somalia.