In the Season 8, CTU has been reinstated, upgraded, and is run by Brian Hastings in New York. Cole Ortiz, an ex-Marine who wants to follow in Jack's footsteps, runs the division’s Field Operations. Expert data analyst Dana Walsh collaborates with systems analyst Arlo inside CTU. Rob Weiss serves as President Taylor's new chief of staff, and Meredith Reed is an ambitious journalist with ties to the unfolding situation.
As President Omar Hassan of Kamistan comes to the United States on a peacemaking mission, he is targeted by a group of Russian terrorists. CTU has to stop the impending threat, with the help of a reluctant Jack Bauer.