DT Analytics was created in September 2010 to provide increased visibility, quality analysis, and expert consultation on domestic extremist activity within the United States. The company's name is derived from its primary purpose, to analyze the forces and factors that influence domestic terrorist (DT) activity. We hope to educate everyone about the possible dangers and potential threats related to this current and very relevant subject.

DT Analytics' mission is to “collect, report and share” information. This means utilizing publicly available sources to provide and report credible, accurate, and timely information to government and security professionals, private corporations, academia, non-profit organizations and the general public.

Daryl Johnson

Daryl Johnson

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Daryl Johnson, an acknowledged expert in the area of domestic extremism, is the owner of DT Analytics. He has worked as an intelligence analyst for several federal agencies over two decades.

For six years, Mr. Johnson was the senior domestic terrorism analyst at the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Intelligence & Analysis (I&A). During his tenure at DHS, Mr. Johnson wrote numerous sensitive intelligence reports and briefed a wide range of organizations, including Congressional staff; Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies; members of the intelligence community; colleges and universities, and other non-government organizations. He also led a team of analysts responsible for analyzing domestic extremist activity in the United States. Mr. Johnson is the primary author of the highly politicized DHS report on rightwing extremism, dated April 7, 2009 (Read more about his experience at DHS here and here).

Prior to working at DHS, Mr. Johnson was the subject matter expert on violent antigovernment groups (a designated intelligence program for monitoring the criminal activities and violent acts of rightwing extremists in the U.S.) at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF). He provided analytical support during highly sensitive ATF investigations focused on the criminal activities of domestic extremists, including members of the Ku Klux Klan, militia extremists, Christian Identity adherents, neo-Nazis, and sovereign citizens. Mr. Johnson served as a part-time instructor at the ATF National Academy in Glynco, Georgia for more than a decade, educating and training newly hired special agents on the subject of domestic terrorism.

Mr. Johnson began his Federal career as a counterterrorism analyst for the U.S. Army. He served as a civilian in the Army for several years specializing in CONUS (a military acronym for Continental United States) force protection issues. This experience provided him with unique insights into domestic rightwing extremist targeting of military personnel for recruitment as well as extremists' plotting to attack military installations in the U.S. during the 1990s.

The thought of creating a small business to monitor domestic extremist activity in the United States was first envisioned in May 2009. At the time, the idea was more of a passing thought—simply put, it was wishful thinking. The whole thing seemed like an overwhelming and unattainable task. It would take nearly a year for an opportunity to present itself. Ultimately, through unwavering dedication, pure determination and lots of hard work, Daryl Johnson was able to take a fleeting idea, create a vision and eventually turn it into a reality. Mr. Johnson's raw passion for the subject also provided a strong incentive and the necessary will power needed for the incorporation of DT Analytics.

While representing the U.S. government, Daryl Johnson received several letters of appreciation for providing official training and presentations on domestic extremism:
"Mr. Johnson's expertise and instructing skills have proved invaluable to our newly hired agents."
ATF National Academy
"Over the past six years, Mr. Johnson, who was previously an analyst with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), has visited Mercyhurst to address our annual terrorism seminars. As you are aware, he is a true expert on the Ultra-Right and single issue extremists and his impression on our intelligence studies students and staff has been most positive."
Mercyhurst College
"You have been recognized as an expert on domestic terrorism. My colleagues and I are familiar with your knowledge in the field and would like you to provide a workshop on white supremacist groups."
California Department of Justice
"Your presentation on the topic of domestic threats was an integral part of the course's success. The material you covered was well suited to the needs of our students and the goals of the course, and it was presented in an accessible and engaging manner. I look forward to working with you again and do hope you will be available to present soon."
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
"It would be a great honor for the soldiers to hear from and be enlightened by someone who has the knowledge of all the aspects of this topic."
U.S. Department of Defense

DT Analytics possesses specialized knowledge and experience from having worked domestic extremist issues for U.S. government agencies. We also have access to, and a trusted relationship with, other highly qualified subject matter experts in this field. DT Analytics is a private corporation and, therefore, does not have the same restrictions, limitations and liabilities of a government agency. We believe that DT Analytics will play an important role in countering extremism and provide a valuable contribution to the mission of law enforcement and homeland security professionals nationwide. Identifying potential threats and giving adequate warning of extremist activity will undoubtedly create another layer of defense in the prevention of extremist-inspired criminal activity and against potential acts of domestic terrorism.

  • Specialized Knowledge and Experience
  • Trusted Relationships With Other Experts
  • Fewer Restrictions, Limitations and Liabilities
  • Affordable Rates
  • Credible and Accurate Information
  • High Quality Production

Collect, Report, Share

DT Analytics uses state of the art technology and the limitless possibilities of the Internet to conduct open source research and data-mining. We use our knowledge of, and experience with, information gathering techniques and analytical tradecraft to produce high quality products on a wide range of relevant topics pertaining to domestic extremism. Information is then shared with the widest audience possible. In the near future, DT Analytics hopes to develop a secure, password protected web portal to provide a subscription based service for trusted clients to access premium content.