OMB PART Summaries for FY 2004 Budget Year by Strategic Goal - Strategic Goal 3: Homeland Security

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

Title or Topic Visa and Consular Services Program/Border Security
Evaluator Office of Management and Budget Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART)
Department Contact Maura Harty, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs
Scores and Ratings
  • FY 2004: Adequate
  • FY 2005: Moderately Effective
Major Findings/ Recommendations
  • Annual goals and targets do not adequately link to the long-term goals or provide relevant performance data.
Major Actions Taken or That Will be Taken
  • CA is making a concerted effort and working with OMB to ensure that annual goals and targets link to the long-term goals and provide relevant performance data.
PART Performance Measures

Long-Term Measure:

  • The Department fully uses the consular function as part of a coordinated national effort to manage border security and implement the Immigration and Nationality Act, in order to prevent the travel of those who might present risks to the United States and its citizens and also to facilitate legitimate travel.

Annual Measure:

  • Number of other Agencies with access to the Consular Consolidated Database.
  • Development of a Biometrics Collection Program for U.S. visas.