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

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

VII. Performance Results

 

PERFORMANCE GOAL 2

U.S. and foreign governments actively combat terrorist financing

 

I/P #4: DESIGNATIONS OF TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS

Designate Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs) and submit al-Qaeda-related individuals and entities to the UN 1267 Committee.

OUTPUT INDICATOR

Indicator #1: Yearly Number of Names Designated Under E.O. 13224 for Terrorist Asset Freezing

FY Results History 2000 N/A
2001 Baseline: 136 names were designated by the U.S.
2002 Eighty-nine names were designated.
FY 2003
Data
2003 Results Eighty additional terrorist-related individuals and entities were named.
Target Eleven names designated.
Rating Significantly Above Target
Impact Designation under EO 13224 blocks property and makes contributions illegal. These are powerful legal tools in the fight against global terrorism. These designations disrupt FTO activity and demonstrate firm U.S. resolve to oppose terrorism.
Other Issues Reason for Significantly Exceeding Performance Target: Prerequisite legal frameworks were established and, coupled with enhanced cooperation among federal agencies, contirbuted to the successful delivery of a greater number of terrorist-related individuals and entities to the UN 1267 Committee than originally thought possible.

INPUT INDICATOR

Indicator #2: Yearly Number of Names Added to the UN 1267 Sanctions Committee's Consolidated List

FY Results History 2000 N/A
2001 Baseline: 153 Taliban-related and 27 al Qaeda-related names were added to the 1267 Committee's List.
2002 One hundred and fifty-nine al Qaeda names were added to the 1267 Committee's List.
FY 2003
Data
2003 Results Sixty-four names (14 entities and 50 individuals) were added between October 2002 and September 2003.
Target Sixty-five
Rating On Target
Impact UN member states are obligated to freeze without delay any assets identified with designated names, thereby depriving terrorists and supporters of these assets. Continuing efforts to freeze assets of individuals and entities newly determined to be involved in the financing of terrorism has circumscribed the ability of terrorists to fund their activities, and limited their ability to redirect the movement of assets from listed entities to new ones.

OUTPUT INDICATOR

Indicator #3: Number of Countries Submitting Names to the UN 1267 Sanctions Committee's Consolidated List

FY Results History 2000 N/A
2001 Baseline: No foreign countries submitted names to the 1267 Sanctions Committee.
2002 Eight foreign countries submitted al-Qaeda-related names to the 1267 Sanctions Committee.
FY 2003
Data
2003 Results Forty-three foreign countries submitted al-Qaeda names to the 1267 Sanctions Committee between October 2002 and September 2003.
Target Forty names
Rating Above Target
Impact Countries submitting names demonstrate global effort which reduces options for terrorist financing to exist. Continuing efforts to freeze assets of individuals and entities newly determined to be involved in the financing of terrorism has circumscribed the ability of terrorists to fund their activies, and limited their ability to redirect the movement of assets from listed entities to new ones. The active participation of 50 countries in 2003 to propose individuals and entities for inclusion in the Consolidated list demonstrates international commitment to a robust, dynamic designation process.

INPUT INDICATOR

Indicator #4: Number of Groups Designated as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs) Pursuant to U.S. Law and Timeliness of Review of Such Groups

FY Results History 2000
  1. Twenty-nine groups designated as FTOs pursuant to U.S. law.
2001
  1. Thirty-one groups designated as FTOs per U.S. law.
  2. Twenty-eight FTOs reviewed for re-designation, twenty-five groups re-designated (two groups consolidated into one) and two other groups dropped from the list.
2002
  1. Two more organizations designated as FTOs, bringing the total to thirty-three.
  2. Five groups were under review for possible FTO designation.
FY 2003
Data
2003 Results
  1. Three more new FTOs were designated, bringing the total to thirty-six. One FTO designation was amended to reflect its name change.
  2. All twenty-seven FTO designations due to expire during FY 2003 were reviewed and re-designated on time.
Target
  1. Complete all FTO reviews.
  2. No new addition pending for more than four months.
Rating On Target
Impact Designation of FTOs makes material support illegal, blocks assets, and makes representatives inadmissible to the US. These are powerful legal tools in the fight against global terrorism. FTO designations and re-designations demonstrate firm US resolve to oppose terrorism.

 

A campaign by the Departments of State and Treasury to combat terrorism financing.

International terrorism directed against Americans is financed by money sent to terrorists from sources around the world. To avoid future incidents, the U.S. Government is offering a reward of up to $5 million for information leading to the dismantling of any system used to finance a terrorist organization and information leading to the arrest or conviction of those who planned or aided in any act of terrorism against U.S. persons or property. Department of State Photo

Image of a campaign poster by the Departments of State and Treasury trying to combat terrorism financing.

 

I/P #5: COUNTERTERRORISM FINANCING TRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Provide training and technical assistance to countries whose financial systems are vulnerable to abuse.

OUTPUT INDICATOR

Indicator #5: Number of U.S. Training and Assistance Programs and Assessments Delivered to Priority States to Help Combat the Financing of Terrorists

FY Results History 2000 N/A
2001 N/A
2002

Baseline:

  1. Nineteen states listed as priority states.
  2. Nine assessments were conducted by U.S. interagency financial systems assessment teams.
  3. Ten of the nineteen priority assistance countries were assessed by U.S. interagency financial systems assessment teams (FSAT) and ten training and technical assistance plans were developed.
  4. Some form of training and technical assistance delivered to 15 of the 19 countries (training in one of the five functional areas: legal framework, financial/regulatory, financial intelligence unit, prosecutorial/judicial, financial investigations).
FY 2003
Data
2003 Results Fifteen assessments completed. Fifteen of the targeted nineteen states are now receiving training and technical assistance.
Target Complete assessments for seventeen of nineteen priority states.
Rating Slightly Below Target
Impact The delivery of substantive counterterrorist finance assistance has had a significant mpact on furthering U.S. and Coalition objectives in the Global War on Terrorism. The assessments have allowed the USG and host nations to focus limited resources on key areas involving the detection of money laundering and terrorist financing cases. The delivery of assistance has resulted in the creation of counterterrorist regimes that have improved the ability of our key allies to identify, freeze, disrupt and dismantle terrorist financing networks.
Other Issues Indicator changed to better reflect the Department's focus, which is to deliver effective assistance to priority states. Previous indicator focused on the number of countries instituting undefined measures to help combat terrorist financing.