The portal allows users to access data related to terrorist incidents and extremist crime dating back to 1970.
There are currently 1,300 users of the TEVUS portal. Users span 28 countries and almost every U.S. State. They represent 500 organizations including 150 universities and colleges. Other organizations include multiple Department of Homeland Security offices, law enforcement agencies and media outlets such as The Economist and The Washington Post.
The tool is useful to professionals as it allows users to build their own searches from all datasets on a single interface, linking the resulting data together. Without the portal researchers would have to search individual databases and make data connections manually.