Strategic Goal 3: Homeland Security - 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

Implemented international agreements stop the entry of materials that could harm the
United States, while ensuring the transfer of bona fide materials

 

INITIATIVE/ PROGRAM (I/P) #3: U.S.-CANADA SMART BORDER ACTION PLAN AND THE U.S.-MEXICO BORDER PARTNERSHIP

Strengthen the controls over goods that enter the United States.

OUTCOME INDICATOR

Indicator #1: Status of the Border Security Initiatives

FY Results History 2000 N/A
2001 Baseline: Dialogue started with the Canadian Government to work together on border issues.
2002 The 30-point Canadian plan and the 22-point Mexican plan were launched.
FY 2003
Data
2003 Results
  • All programs proceeding largely on schedule.
  • Slight delay in Advanced Passenger Information/Passenger Name Record API/PNR program with Canada.
Target
  1. Delivery begins on U.S. support to Mexican law enforcement in non-intrusive inspection systems, safety and search and rescue training and equipment, border port management tools, Advanced Passenger Information, and facilitating Mexican access to the U.S. SENTRI system and related programs.
  2. Under the 30-point Canadian program, the API/PNR program is underway and is fully in place by early 2003.
Rating
  1. On Target
  2. On Target
Impact Full implementation will allow for more thorough screening of travelers, improving the security of goods entering the U.S., and improving border safety.

 

U.S. Customs Inspector monitors a Vehicle Access Container Initiative System, a nonintrusive inspection mobile, as it examines a container at the Port of Los Angeles. � AP Photo/Ric Francis

Photo showing a U.S. Customs Inspector monitoring a Vehicle Access Container Initiative System.

 

I/P #4: CONTAINER SECURITY INITIATIVE

Increase capability of using digital information for pre-boarding screening and post-arrival tracking of people and goods.

OUTCOME INDICATOR

Indicator #2: Participation in the Container Security Initiative (CSI)

FY Results History 2000 N/A
2001 N/A
2002 Baseline: Launch of the CSI. Nine countries included, encompassing fourteen of the twenty largest ports.
FY 2003
Data
2003 Results Nineteen of the largest twenty ports agreed to participate in the CSI program. CSI was expanded to include additional ports worldwide. CSI "pilot phase" deployments underway at sixteen ports.
Target
  • Nineteen of the largest twenty ports that ship to the United States sign Declarations of Principles (DoPs) to participate in the CSI program. Additional "pilot phase" deployments begin. CSI expanded to include ports beyond the top twenty and negotiations begin on EU-wide agreement.
  • Begin negotiations with Taiwan where the remaining large twentieth port is located.
  • Discussions continue with the EC and member states on expansion to additional EU ports.
Rating On Target
Impact
  • High Risk containers are targeted and screened at foreign ports before embarking for the U.S.
  • The risk of terrorists using an ocean container to transport weapons of mass destruction or other illicit cargo or persons, to the U.S. is significantly reduced as a result of the prescreening.

OUTPUT INDICATOR

Indicator #3: Cargo Manifest Requirements

FY Results History 2000 Paper manifests sent to United States Customs Service (USCS) sometimes arriving a month after being sent.
2001 USCS began electronic manifest programs with U.S. exporters.
2002 USCS expanded electronic manifesting to Canadian and Mexican borders to speed clearance.
FY 2003
Data
2003 Results
  • All vessel cargo manifest information is being provided to the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP, formerly the USCS) either in electronic or paper format at least 24 hours prior to loading unless exempted.
  • Regulations are being finalized for electronic submission of data for all modes of transport.
Target
  1. CBP requires 24-hour advance notice prior to loading for all vessel cargo unless exempted.
  2. Regulations are promulgated for electronic transmission for all modes. Paper is currently being accepted for vessel cargo.
Rating
  1. On Target
  2. On Target
Impact
  • CBP can now target and inspect high-risk vessel shipments before they are loaded for transit to or through the U.S.