Strategic Goal 3: Homeland Security - Performance Summary, Resources Invested, and Illustrative Example of Significant Achievement

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

IV. Performance Summary

The chart below shows the performance rating distribution of the FY 2003 results for the Homeland Security strategic goal. Also shown is a comparison between the FY 2003 and FY 2002 average performance ratings for the goal. FY 2003 results produced a rating of "on target", an improvement from last year's "slightly below target" rating.

Strategic Goal Summary of Results Achieved
Three Performance Goals Represented VALUE 1 2 3 4 5 N/A
Performance Rating Significantly Below Target Slightly Below Target On Target Above Target Significantly Above Target No 2003 Data Available
TOTAL Number
of Results
10 0 1 7 0 2 0
Percent of Total 100% 0% 10% 70% 0% 20% 0%
Average Performance
2003 On Target  
2002 Slightly Below Target
Note 1: The rating corresponds to the numerical average of the performance rating values for the reported results.


V. Resources Invested

Human Resources
  FY 2002 FY 2003 % Change
Direct Funded Positions 615 638 UP 4%
Budget Authority
  FY 2002 FY 2003 % Change
Dollars (in Millions) $90 $87 DOWN 4%


VI. Illustrative Example of Significant Achievement

Illustrative Example

Expanded Use of Biometric and Facial Recognition Technology

The Department has expanded the use of facial recognition (FR) technology to detect fraudulent visa applications. The Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) used FR to disqualify 20,000 potential winners in the annual Diversity Visa lottery based on unallowable duplicate entries. In April, KCC launched a FR pilot for nonimmigrant visas, with thirteen posts participating, representing a cross-section of geographic bureaus. In addition to identifying possible fraud, the results will assist in developing a policy on FR, the globally interoperable biometric selected by the International Civil Aviation Organization for machine-assisted identity confirmation using Machine Readable Travel Documents.

Jurez, Mexico residents Cesar Gallegos and Edgar Gallegos show their laser visa cards at the Paso del Norte Bridge in El Paso Texas. The biometric, machine-readable laser visa cards became mandatory Oct. 1, 2002. � AP Photo

Photo showing Cesar Gallegos and Edgar Gallegos of Jurez, Mexico with their laser visa cards at the Paso del Norte Bridge in El Paso Texas.