Strategic Goal 2: Counterterrorism - Performance Results for Performance Goal 1

FY 2003 Performance and Accountability Report
Bureau of Resource Management
December 2003
Report

VII. Performance Results

 

PERFORMANCE GOAL 1

Coalition partners identify, deter, apprehend and prosecute terrorists

 

INITIATIVE/PROGRAM (I/P) #1: DIPLOMATIC ENGAGEMENT

Ensure that the policies, plans and activities of foreign governments support United States objectives in the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) through intense diplomatic engagement.

INPUT INDICATOR

Indicator #1: Number of Bilateral and Multilateral Counterterrorism (CT) Consultations with Key Partners

FY Results History 2000 6
2001 9
2002 13
FY 2003
Data
2003 Results

25

  • Three multilateral counterterrorism conferences and twenty-two bilateral conference/workshops were
    completed in FY 2003.
Target 25
Rating On Target
Impact

U.S.-sponsored multilateral and bilateral conferences/workshops succeeded in reinforcing the political will of the participating states and building their capacity to detect, deter and fight global terrorism.
For example,

  • In preparation for the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, two senior policy bilateral conferences were held with more than 200 participants from all directorates within the Government of Greece and the USG. At the second conference, Greek experts briefed a forty member USG team on the Greek Operational Security Plan under development for the Olympic Games. The US side provided frank assessment and constructive advice to the Greek officials on the merits of their plan developed to prevent terrorism during the Games.
  • In October 2003, in conjunction with the United Nations, the OAS Inter-American Committee Against Terrorism hosted a meeting of Regional and Subregional Organizations on Counterterrorism Cooperation.
  • Senior Department officials to engage Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay against terrorism as part of the "3+1" counterterrorism dialogue.

 

I/P #2: ANTI-TERRORISM ASSISTANCE (ATA)

Develop the capacity of priority CT countries to combat terrorism.

OUTPUT INDICATOR

Indicator #2: Number of ATA Courses Provided to Priority States and the Number of Program Reviews that are Conducted Not Later Than 18 Months After the Training

FY Results History 2000
  1. 117 ATA courses provided to forty-two states.
  2. Five program reviews conducted.
2001
  1. 135 ATA courses provided to forty-nine states.
  2. Fourteen program reviews conducted.
2002
  1. 160 ATA courses provided to forty-one states.
  2. Sixteen program reviews conducted.
FY 2003
Data
2003 Results
  1. 238 ATA courses provided to fifty states. (also included 23 "mini-courses")
  2. Fourteen program reviews conducted.
Target
  1. 190 ATA courses provided to fifty states.
  2. Sixteen program reviews conducted.
Rating
  1. Significantly Above Target
  2. Slightly Below Target
Impact
  • The United States increased the capability and willingness of 50 countries to participate in the Global War on Terrorism.
  • In the past year there has been an increase in the number of terrorists arrested in participant countries as well as documented cases of disrupting terrorist planning.
Other Issues Reason for Significantly Exceeding Performance Target: ATA employed lower cost "mini-courses" of one-week duration to address country specific issues and introduced the delivery of some classroom based courses overseas resulting in cost savings on student travel and per diem. These low costs methods allowed ATA to conduct more events.

 

Indonesia's National Police Chief Gen. Da'i Bachtiar, center, speaks during a press conference in Jakarta. Following the arrest of Hambali, the alleged al-Qaida's point man was interrogated by U.S. authorities at an undisclosed location over his role in the September 11 attacks.
� AP Photo/Dita Alangkara

Photo showing Indonesia's National Police Chief Gen. Da'i Bachtiar speaking during a press conference in Jakarta.

 

I/P #3: MEETING INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS

Encourage countries to become parties to the 12 International Counterterrorism Conventions, and meet their obligations under UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1373.

OUTPUT INDICATOR

Indicator #3: Number of States That Have Periodically Submitted Required Reports to the
UN Security Council, Corresponding to the Multiple Stages of Implementation of
United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1373

FY Results History 2000 UNSCR 1373 was passed in September 2001; it did not exist in 2000.
2001 UN Counterterrorism Committee (CTC) established to monitor and assist members in implementing UNSCR 1373.
2002 174
FY 2003
Data
2003 Results 191 (all member states of the United Nations)
Target 145
Rating Above Target
Impact The universal participation of UN member states in the UNSCR 1373 process establishes a genuine foundation for effective multilateral cooperation on counterterrorism, beyond the strictly legal requirement of the resolution.
By submitting reports, several countries have identified laws and practices that could be improved. The Government of the Philippines, for example, last year passed a tougher antiterrorism financing law to meet the international standards cited in UNSCR 1373.
Other Issues UNSCR 1455 (January 2003) imposed a new requirement on UN Member States to report by April 2003 on measures taken to implement sanctions against Al Qaida/Taliban names listed on the 1267 Sanctions Committee. According to a report issued by the Committee in December, 108 countries had not complied with this requirement.