Additional Details on FY 2003 Performance Results - Strategic Goal 2: Counterterrorism

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

Performance Goal 1: Active Anti-Terrorist Coalitions

Initiative/Program #1: Diplomatic Engagement

PERFORMANCE INDICATOR #1: NUMBER OF BILATERAL AND MULTILATERAL
CT CONSULTATIONS WITH KEY PARTNERS
Initial FY 2003 Target Revised Target FY 2003 Result FY 2003 Performance Ratings
Twenty-five N/A Twenty-Five: Three (3) multilateral counterterrorism conferences and twenty-two (22) bilateral conference/workshops were completed in FY 2003. On Target
Details of 2003 Results
  • Data Reliability: Data is reliable because the nature of the multilateral and bilateral conferences/workshops are recorded and retained in numerous U.S. government agency locations.
  • Data Validation: A direct measurement of the target.
  • Data Availability: Data derived from both large and small scale conference/workshops are as close to real time experience as can be recorded or achieved in a conference/training setting.

 

Initiative/Program #2: Anti-Terrorism Assistance

PERFORMANCE INDICATOR #2: NUMBER OF ATA COURSES PROVIDED TO PRIORITY STATES AND THE NUMBER OF PROGRAM REVIEWS THAT ARE CONDUCTED NO LATER THAN18 MONTHS AFTER THE TRAINING
Initial FY 2003 Target Revised Target FY 2003 Result FY 2003 Performance Ratings
1. 190 ATA courses provided to fifty states. 1. N/A 1. 238 ATA courses provided to fifty states. 1. Significantly Above Target
2. 16 program reviews conducted. 2. N/A 2. 14 program reviews conducted. 2. Slightly Below Target
Details of 2003 Results
  • Reason for Significantly Exceeding Performance Target: ATA employed lower cost consultations 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 cost methods allowed ATA to conduct more events.
  • Data Reliability: Data is extremely reliable. It is extrapolated from the course and event scheduling database, which is updated as necessary and reviewed and verified for accuracy on a bi-weekly basis.
  • Data Validation: Attendance in training courses is the primary means by which the knowledge and skills necessary to increase the capability of law enforcement to participate in the Global War on Terrorism is passed. Program Reviews record the achievements and progress of the participant country in sustaining the necessary knowledge and skills and building their capability.
  • Partners: The Department works closely on this program with representatives from the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and the U.S. Coast Guard. Members from these agencies bring their expertise to specialized training programs for our participant countries.

 

Initiative/Program #3: Meeting International Standards

PERFORMANCE INDICATOR #3: NUMBER OF STATES THAT HAVE PERIODICALLY
SUBMITTED REQUIRED REPORTS TO THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL
Initial FY 2003 Target Revised Target FY 2003 Result FY 2003 Performance Ratings
145 N/A 191 (all member states of the United Nations) Above Target
Details of 2003 Results
  • Data Reliability: Data determined to be reliable predicate upon program performance as judged by the program manager in S/CT and USUN.
  • Data Validation: Due to confirmation and acceptance by states to act on implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1373, which imposes binding obligations on all states to suppress and prevent terrorist financing, improve border controls, enhance information sharing and law enforcement cooperation, suppress terrorist recruitment, and to deny terrorist safe harbor.
  • Partners: UN Security Council
  • 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.

Performance Goal 2: Frozen Terrorist Financing

Initiative/Program #4: Designations of Terrorist Organizations

PERFORMANCE INDICATOR #1: YEARLY NUMBER OF NAMES DESIGNATED UNDER
E.O. 13224 FOR TERRORIST ASSET FREEZING
Initial FY 2003 Target Revised Target FY 2003 Result FY 2003 Performance Ratings
A total of eleven names were designated under E.O. 13224 between Jan. 1and March 28. N/A 80 additional terrorist-related individuals and entities were named. Signifcantly Above Target
Details of 2003 Results
  • Reason for Significantly Exceeding Performance Target: Prerequisite legal frameworks were established and, coupled with enhanced cooperation among federal agencies, contributed to the successful delivery of a greater number of terrorist-related individuals and entities to the UN 1267 Committee than originally thought possible.
  • Data Reliability: Data determined to be reliable predicated upon program performance as judged by the program managers in S/CT and USUN.
  • Data Validation: A direct measurement of the target accomplishments.
  • Partners: As required by law, designations are done in consultation with Department of Justice and Treasury. Intelligence community, and in certain cases law enforcement, input is essential.
PERFORMANCE INDICATOR #2: YEARLY NUMBER OF NAMES ADDED TO THE
UN 1267 SANCTIONS COMMITTEE'S CONSOLIDATED LIST
Initial FY 2003 Target Revised Target FY 2003 Result FY 2003 Performance Ratings
A total of twelve al Qaeda names were added to the 1267 Sanctions Committee's list between Jan. 1 and March 28, 2003. More names are expected to be added to the 1267 Committee's list later in the year. 65 64 names (114 entities and 50 individuals) were added to the UN 1267 Sanctions Committee list between October 2002 and September 2003. On Target
Details of 2003 Results
  • Reason for Target Revision: Reflects information for entire fiscal year.
  • Data Reliability: The UN records and publishes consolidated list.
PERFORMANCE INDICATOR #3: NUMBER OF COUNTRIES SUBMITTING NAMES TO
THE UN 1267 SANCTIONS COMMITTEE'S CONSOLIDATED LIST
Initial FY 2003 Target Revised Target FY 2003 Result FY 2003 Performance Ratings
A total of ten foreign countries submitted al Quaeda names to 1267 Sanctions Committee between Jan. 1 and March 28, 2003. 40 A total of 43 foreign countries submitted al-Qaeda names to the 1267 Sanctions Committee between October 2002 and September 2003. Above Target
Details of 2003 Results
  • Reason for Target Revision: Reflects information for entire fiscal year.
  • Data Reliability: The UN records and publishes consolidated list.
PERFORMANCE INDICATOR #4: TIMELINESS OF THE REVIEW OF GROUPS DESIGNATED AS FOREIGN TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS (FTOS) PURSUANT TO U.S. LAW
Initial FY 2003 Target Revised Target FY 2003 Result FY 2003 Performance Ratings
1. Complete all FTO reviews. 1. N/A 1. Three new FTO were designated, bringing the total to 36. One FTO designation was amended to reflect its name change. On Target
2. No new addition pending for more than four months. 2. N/A 2. All 27 FTO designations due to expire during FY 2003 were reviewed and redesignated on time. On Target
Details of 2003 Results
  • Data Reliability: Data is 100 per cent reliable because these designation decisions are recorded and retained in numerous US government agency locations.
  • Data Validation: A direct measurement of the target.
  • Partners: As required by law, designations are done in consultation with Department of Justice and Treasury. Intelligence community, and in certain cases law enforcement, input is essential.

 

Initiative/Program #5: Counterterrorism Financing Training and Technical Assistance

PERFORMANCE INDICATOR #5: NUMBER OF U.S. TRAINING AND ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS AND ASSESSMENTS DELIVERED TO PRIORITY STATES TO HELP COMBAT THE FINANCING OF TERRORISTS
Initial FY 2003 Target Revised Target FY 2003 Result FY 2003 Performance Ratings
Assessment of these nineteen priority states takes place; the nineteen priority states accept recommendations and offers of training and assistance. Complete assessments of seventeen of nineteen priority states. Fifteen assessments completed. Fifteen states of the target nineteen are now receiving training and technical assistance. Slightly Below Target
Details of 2003 Results
  • Reason for Target Revision: Of the nineteen designated in the original performance target group, one state remains a state sponsor of terrorism and one is currently engaged in civil war, thus the target was reduced by two. Of the two states pending assessments, one state is currently being assessed and the other state will be assessed within the first quarter of FY 2004.
  • Data Reliability: Data is 100 per cent reliable because these designation decisions are recorded and retained in numerous U.S. government agency locations.
  • Data Validation: A direct measurement of the target.
  • Partners: Department of Treasury and Justice.
  • 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.

Performance Goal 3: Prevention and Response to Terrorism

Initiative/Program #6: Foreign Emergency Support Team (FEST)

PERFORMANCE INDICATOR #1: DEGREE OF SUPPORT FOR COMBATANT COMMANDER'S CT EXERCISE PROGRAMS AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF (CJCS) SPONSORED, NO-NOTICE CT EXERCISE
Initial FY 2003 Target Revised Target FY 2003 Result FY 2003 Performance Ratings
FEST Participates in two of the Combatant Commander's national and international-level counterterrorist exercises, the CJCS no-notice exercise, and the National Level Top Officials (TOPOFF) Exercise. N/A FEST participated in Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff no-notice counterterrorist exercise. The Department participated in TOPOFF II. FEST participated in US Pacific Command's counterterrorist exercise. Above Target
Details of 2003 Results
  • Data Reliability: Data is reliable because these designation decisions are recorded and retained in numerous U.S. government agency locations.
    Data derived from full-scale exercises are as close to real life experience as can be achieved in a training environment.
  • Data Validation: A direct measurement of the target.
  • Partners: DOD, DOE, FBI, CIA and DHS.
  • Other Issues: FEST only participated in one Combatant Commander's exercise due to the cancellation of U.S. Southern Command's exercise scheduled for March 2003 due to proximity of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

 

Initiative/Program #7: Technical Support Working Group

PERFORMANCE INDICATOR #2: DEGREE TO WHICH CURRENTLY-FUNDED TECHNICAL SUPPORT WORKING GROUP (TSWG) RESEARCH PROJECTS ARE COMPLETED ON-TIME AND WITHIN BUDGET AND DEGREE TO WHICH THE NUMBER OF PROJECTS ACCEPTED IS INCREASED
Initial FY 2003 Target Revised Target FY 2003 Result FY 2003 Performance Ratings
1. Seventy-five percent of currently funded research projects completed on time and within budget. 1. N/A 1. Seventy-five per cent of FY 2003 projects completed on time and within budget. 1. On Target
2. Five percent increase in the number of research projects accepted. 2. N/A 2. Five percent increase in number of projects over FY 2002. 2. On Target
Details of 2003 Results
  • Data Reliability: Data is reliable because these designation decisions are recorded and retained in numerous U.S. government agency locations.
  • Data Validation: A direct measurement of the target.
  • Partners: TSWG includes representatives from 10 federal departments representing over 80 federal entities. Members help in requirements definition, proposal evaluation, and funding. Key members include: DOD, CIA, FBI, DOE, DOJ, TSA, DHS, US Secret Service. TSWG runs the National Combating Terrorist R&D program. To be an effective program, interagency collaboration is required and necessary.

 

Initiative/Program #8: Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Initiative

PERFORMANCE INDICATOR #3: STATUS OF FINANCIAL ACTION TASK FORCE ON MONEY LAUNDERING (FATF) LIST OF NON-COOPERATIVE COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES (NCCT)
Initial FY 2003 Target Revised Target FY 2003 Result FY 2003 Performance Ratings
FAFT removes four additional countries from list. Two countries removed from the FATF list. Two countries are in the initial stages of being removed from the FATF list. Slightly Below Target
Details of 2003 Results
  • Reason for Target Revision: Timing of FATF plenary meetings is twice a year, thus two countries ammended laws in time to be considered. The FATF plenary cannot review and delist the other two countries designated until its next plenary session in January/February 2004.
  • Data Reliability: Data is 100 per cent reliable because these designation decisions are recorded and retained in numerous U.S. government agency locations.
  • Data Validation: A direct measurement of the target.
  • Partners: Department of Treasury (Leads US FATF delegation) and Justice.