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FY2004 Budget Summary


2003 President's Budget Request
The FY 2003 appropriation had not been enacted at the time the 2004 Budget Request was prepared. Therefore, the 2003 amounts shown throughout this document reflect the 2003 President's Budget Request, as amended by enacted laws.

Proposed Transfers (1)
Department of Homeland Security transfers: This budget proposes to transfer all Immigration and Naturalization Service and immigration-related detention resources to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) pursuant to the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (P.L. 107-296). The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) transfers 25,212 positions, 39,529 FTE and $6,328,176,000. Of these amounts, 25,195 positions, 39,512 FTE and $6,295,176,000 transfer to DHS, and 17 positions and FTE and $33,000,000 for juvenile detention transfer to the Department of Health and Human Services. In addition, $614,960,000 for immigration-related detention transfer to DHS.

Resources of 307 positions, 307 FTE and $54,281,000 for the National Infrastructure Protection Center are transferred from the Federal Bureau of Investigation to DHS.

For funding in support of immigration services, 142 positions, 148 FTE and $62,500,000 are transferred to DHS. These transfers include: 87 positions, 93 FTE and $12,510,000 from the General Administration account, 55 positions, 55 FTE and $6,000,000 from the Office of the Inspector General, and $44,000,000 from the Narrowband Communications account.

Department of the Treasury transfers: This budget proposes a transfer to the Department of Justice (DOJ) of 4,723 positions, 4,682 FTE and $810,775,000 from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives pursuant to the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (P.L. 107-296). Associated with this transfer are 93 positions, 93 FTE and $13,490,000 in support of ATF. These transfers include: 53 positions and FTE, and $5,490,000 for the General Administration account, 40 positions and FTE, and $5,000,000 for the Office of the Inspector General, and $3,000,000 for the Narrowband Communications account. In addition, $108,201,000 for the Interagency Crime and Drug Enforcement account is transferred from the Department of the Treasury to consolidate funding for all organized crime drug enforcement task forces in DOJ.

Transfer associated with the Establishment of the Election Assistance Commission: The Help America Vote Act of 2002 (P.L. 107-252) authorized the Election Assistance Commission to perform the election reform activities requested in 2003 under the Office of Justice Program's Election Reform Program. Thus $400,000,000 requested in 2003 has been removed from DOJ's request.



Display of Program Restructuring
Consistent with the Government Performance and Results Act, the 2004 budget proposes to streamline the decision unit structure of DOJ components to align more closely with the mission and the strategic objectives contained in the DOJ Strategic Plan (FY 2001-2006). In addition, the budget has been realigned to reflect each component's outputs and full costs by major program activity, including the costs of management and administration, so that a more accurate picture of total activity costs is reflected in the budget. 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. Charts reflecting the new major program activity structure for each component are included with this document.

In addition, for bureaus with Construction appropriations (including the Buildings and Facilities account in the Federal Prison System), the construction funds have been included with the major program activities supported by such funds to reflect the full cost of those activities. For state and local activities, all funds have been shown under major program activities in the Justice Assistance, Community Oriented Policing Services and Crime Victims Fund accounts. Funding for State and Local Assistance, Weed and Seed, Juvenile Justice, and Public Safety Officers Benefits programs is included in the Office of Justice and separate appropriations are not requested.


1. All transfer resources refer to 2004 amounts. Final 2003 transfer amounts will be developed based on the timing of the actual transfers; however, annual estimates for 2003 transfers used in the budget are shown on page 14.

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