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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

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FY2004 Budget Summary


INTERAGENCY CRIME AND DRUG ENFORCEMENT
(Dollars in thousands)
  Pos. FTE Amount
2002 Obligations 2,961 2,915 $339,522
2003 President's Budget 3,027 2,952 362,131
     Transfer of ATF, IRS, U.S. Customs, and U.S. Coast Guard OCDETF Programs to Department of Justice 783 783 108,201
2003 President's Budget as adjusted 3,810 3,735 470,332
Adjustments to Base
     Increases (see p. 30) ... 33 13,512
2004 Current Services 3,810 3,768 483,844
     Program Improvements (detailed below) 275 139 58,000
2004 Request 4,085 3,907 541,844

  2003 President's Budget Request 2004 Current Services 2004 Request Program Improvements
Comparison by activity and program Perm
Pos.
FTE Amount Perm
Pos.
FTE Amount Perm
Pos.
FTE Amount Perm
Pos.
FTE Amount
1. Investigations
     Department of Justice:
          Drug Enforcement Administration 1,062 1,033 121,064 1,062 1,062 126,210 1,213 1,138 149,337 151 76 $23,127
          Federal Bureau of Investigation 916 916 118,896 916 916 121,016 916 916 121,116 ... ... 100
          U.S. Marshals Service 13 13 2,126 13 13 2,149 13 13 2,149 ... ... ...
          Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives ... ... ... 54 54 11,531 54 54 11,540 ... ... 9
          State and Local Overtime Program 1 1 8,136 1 1 8,150 1 1 8,154 ... ... 4
          Automated Investigative Technology ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 22,017 ... ... 22,017
     Department of Homeland Security:
          Border & Transportation Security 117 117 16,413 388 388 48,037 388 388 48,076 ... ... 39
          U.S. Coast Guard ... ... ... ... ... 625 ... ... 625 ... ... ...
     Department of Treasury
          Internal Revenue Service ... ... ... 459 459 68,009 496 478 73,640 37 19 5,631
     Subtotal 2,109 2,080 266,635 2,893 2,893 385,727 3,081 2,988 436,654 188 95 50,927
2. Prosecutions
     U.S. Attorneys 890 850 92,419 889 849 94,388 967 888 100,737 78 39 6,349
     Criminal Division 18 14 2,095 18 18 2,734 27 23 3,458 9 5 724
     Tax Division 10 8 982 10 8 995 10 8 995 ... ... ...
          Subtotal 918 872 95,496 917 875 98,117 1,004 919 105,190 87 44 7,073
TOTAL 3,027 2,952 362,131 3,810 3,768 483,844 4,085 3,907 541,844 275 139 58,000

Note: The positions and workyears reflected for this appropriation are reimbursable for the participating agencies and are provided here for illustrative purposes.
Consistent with the Government Performance and Results Act, the 2004 budget proposes to streamline ICDE's decision unit structure from 4 program activities to 2 to align ICDE's budget more closely with the mission and strategic objectives contained in the DOJ Strategic Plan (FY 2001-2006). As part of this effort, the budget includes the consolidation of OCDETF funding for participating agencies to provide more effective resource management and accountability, as well as a more accurate picture of total activity costs. In this way, budget and performance are more closely linked, and provide a better basis on which to make budget decisions. Over time, agencies will be expected to identify effective outcome measures, monitor their progress, and accurately present the associated costs.

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Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program
 
Program Description
OCDETF was created in 1982 to mount a comprehensive attack against high-level drug trafficking and related criminal enterprises, including large-scale money laundering organizations, in order to destroy and dismantle these criminal enterprises. The OCDETF program combines the drug enforcement expertise of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Marshals Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division, the Bureau of Border and Transportation Security, and the United States Coast Guard Investigative Service, with that of the U.S. Attorneys, and the Department of Justice Criminal and Tax Divisions. Since its inception, it has become the model for coordinated counterdrug efforts in federal law enforcement. OCDETF investigations, by definition, are conducted by more than one investigative agency, one of which must be an OCDETF federal partner.
The OCDETF program is the centerpiece of the Attorney General's drug strategy to reduce the availability of drugs. As the only task force with nationwide reach that combines the talent of experienced federal agents and prosecutors with support from state and local law enforcement, OCDETF is uniquely positioned to conduct multiple, coordinated investigations across the country to root out and eliminate all pieces of a drug organization. Effective implementation of the Attorney General's drug strategy relies on targeting our largest drug supply networks by dismantling their entire infrastructure, from international supply through national transportation cells to regional and local distribution organizations. The objective is to curtail the availability of drugs through the disruption and dismantlement of drug trafficking organizations, forfeiting illegal proceeds and destroying their economic underpinnings at the national and international levels.
 
Program Improvements Perm
Pos.
FTE Amount
Automated Investigative Technology ... ... $ 22,000
The Department of Justice is requesting $22,000,000 to establish an automated cross-case analytical system to rapidly ingest, analyze, and disseminate drug investigative information from OCDETF agencies. The sophisticated and compartmentalized operations of major drug trafficking and money laundering organizations, often across international boundaries, continues to challenge law enforcement's capability to fully identify all component pieces and target them for dismantlement. Currently, OCDETF relies on the analytical support of intelligence analysts to manually review and link targets identified within thousands of investigative reports. By using existing Foreign Terrorist Tracking Task Force technology, OCDETF would analyze the drug investigative information stored in established database systems, providing crucial capacity needed to rapidly ingest and conduct cross-case analysis needed to disseminate drug investigative information.
Expand Investigations Connected to CPOT 192 96 26,000
The Department of Justice is requesting 192 positions (96 FTE) and $26,000,000 to expand OCDETF investigations connected to the Consolidated Priority Organization Target (CPOT) list. CPOT currently contains 53 "command and control targets." These targets are heads of narcotic and/or money laundering operations, poly-drug traffickers, clandestine drug manufacturers and producers, and major drug transporters, believed to be primarily responsible for the nation's drug supply. The requested resources will be used to fund agents, analysts and Assistant United States Attorneys dedicated to priority investigations of these 53 command and control organizations.
Expand Financial & Money Laundering Investigations 83 43 10,000
The Department of Justice is requesting 83 positions (43 FTE) and $10,000,000 to expand the capability of OCDETF agencies to conduct meaningful investigations of the financial infrastructure supporting the major drug organizations. The resources will fund financial investigative efforts, including intelligence-gathering, document exploitation, and undercover operations. The resources will also support 24 financial analysts dedicated to developing and analyzing critical financial intelligence information.
Total Program Improvements, Interagency Crime and Drug Enforcement 275 139 58,000

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Attachment A
Decision Unit Restructuring Crosswalk
(Dollars in thousands)
 
Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces
 
Decision Units 2003 President's
Budget Request
Performance-Based
Realignment
Realigned 2004
Base
Current Structure Pos. WY Amount Pos. WY Amount Pos. WY Amount
1. Law Enforcement 1,938 1,909 $240,986 (1,938) (1,909) 240,986 .... .... ...
2. Drug Intelligence 162 162 16,287 (162) (162) (16,287) .... .... ....
3. Prosecution 915 869 95,053 3 3 443 918 872 95,496
4. Administration Support 12 12 9,805 (12) (12) (9,805) .... .... ....
5. Investigations .... .... .... 2,109 2,080 266,635 2,109 2,080 266,635

     Total 3,027 2,952 362,131 .... .... ... 3,027 2,952 362,131
 
 
Explanation:
The OCDETF program's four decision units are collapsed into two decision units titled Investigations and Prosecutions.
Administrative support provided by the OCDETF Executive office, less one position and associated salary costs dedicated to the State and Local Program, is pro-rated and allocated among decision units based on the percentage of appropriated direct program funding for each agency. The one position and associated salary costs is allocated directly to the State and Local Program under the Investigations Decision Unit.

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