What is the USBDC?

BATS “links” agencies to the U.S. Bomb Data Center (USBDC) which Congress and the Attorney General have entrusted with maintaining the national repository of arson and explosives incidents. BATS is central to the USBDC’s mission to standardize the reporting of explosives, bombing and fire incident information from law enforcement and firefighting authorities to facilitate case analysis and comparison in order to provide investigative leads and intelligence.

The USBDC is staffed with a team of special agents (criminal investigators) and intelligence research specialists with many years of specialized arson and explosives investigative experience.

Last Reviewed October 21, 2019