Strategic Goal I: Prevent Terrorism and Promote the Nation's Security   [open pdf - 71KB]

"The Department of Justice's (DOJ) top priority remains the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of terrorist activities against U.S. citizens and interests. The FY 2009 President's Budget requests $492.7 million in investments to strengthen the Nation's counterterrorism investigative capabilities to identify, track, and dismantle terrorist cells operating in the United States and overseas, and to fortify the Nation's intelligence analysis capabilities. Following the attacks of September 11, 2001, the Department's priorities shifted as a new course was charted with national security at the forefront of the Department's mission to protect America. The 9/11 Commission, the Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Commission, and the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (PFIAB) offered recommendations and guidance on how to further strengthen the Department's antiterrorism capabilities. […]. The FY 2009 President's Budget provides $84 million in total resources for the National Security Division, which will strengthen its ability to support intelligence operations to combat terrorism and other threats to national security. This budget also bolsters the national security functions of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) with $7.1 billion in total resources, including $447.4 million in investments that will support FBI's intelligence and counterterrorism programs, improve surveillance capabilities, bolster weapons of mass destruction response, and protect the security of the Nation's cyber systems. The following information summarizes the $492.7 million in investments for preventing and combating terrorism and improving intelligence. More detailed information is available in the President's Budget and agency budget submissions."

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