Strategic Goal 3: Homeland Security - Public Benefit, Selected Performance Trends, and Strategic Context

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

I. Public Benefit

The events of 9/11 proved how susceptible the United States and its allies are to those who would do them harm. The Department, together with the newly established Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other USG agencies, is addressing U.S. vulnerabilities to terrorist attacks and other transnational threats within the United States. The Department is protecting our homeland by strengthening the visa process as a tool to identify potential terrorists and others who should not receive visas and prevent those people from entering the United States. The strengthening of U.S. physical and cyber borders against people who threaten U.S. security requires the security of the global networks of commerce, travel, and communications that enable the vital free flow of bona fide travelers and goods. At the same time, the Department is combating the ability of terrorists to travel, finance their activities, plan and conduct attacks, and recruit and train new adherents.

II. Selected Performance Trends

Number of Agencies With Access to Consular Consolidated Database (Cumulative)
  Result Target
2002 2003 2003
Agencies with Access 1 2 2

 

Number of "Mega Ports" Participating in the Container Security Initiative (Cumulative)
  Result Target
2002 2003 2003
Participating "Mega Ports" 14 19 19

III. Strategic Context

The Homeland Security strategic goal is supported by three performance goals. Shown below are the major initiatives/programs, resources, bureaus and partners that contribute to accomplishment of the strategic goal.

STRATEGIC GOAL: HOMELAND SECURITY
(Components that Contribute to Goal Accomplishment)
Performance Goal
(Short Title)
Initiative/Program Lead Bureau(s) External Partners
Proper Visa Adjudication Visa and Consular Services Consular Affairs DHS, DOJ, DOL, FBI, CIA,
NARA, DOD, SSA
U.S.-EU Cooperation
on Border Security
Consular Affairs,
Economic and Business Affairs
DHS
Border Agreements U.S.-Canada Smart Border Action Plan, U.S.-Mexico Border Partnership Western Hemisphere Affairs,
International Narcotics and Law Enforcement
DHS
Container Security Initiative Economic And Business Affairs DHS
Infrastructure Network Protection Cyber Security Political-Military Affairs,
Economic and Business Affairs
DHS, DoJ, DoD, DoE, DoC, HSC, CIA, FBI, NSA, DIA