FinCEN Strategic Plan: 2003-2008   [open pdf - 621KB]

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is dedicated to supporting law enforcement in the fight against money laundering, terrorist financing, and other financial crimes. FinCEN accomplishes its mission by networking governments, people, and information, both domestically and internationally. The effectiveness of these networking efforts is bolstered by FinCEN's neutral posture with respect to the financial information it shares with its constituencies in the law enforcement and regulatory communities, as well as the feedback it provides to the financial industry. FinCEN's role in combating money laundering and fighting terrorist financing was significantly expanded immediately following the terrorist attacks on September 11th. The passage of the USA PATRIOT Act recognized the need to expeditiously make additional tools available to law enforcement to fight money laundering and terrorist financing. Title III of the Act elevated FinCEN to bureau status and provided new authorities and opportunities to augment its primary mission. This Strategic Plan will serve as a guide for enhancing FinCEN's existing products and services while building on FinCEN's new responsibilities under the PATRIOT Act. The Plan highlights FinCEN's three goals: supporting efforts to eliminate safe havens for money laundering and terrorist financing worldwide; modernizing the collection, maintenance, and retrieval of BSA information; and enhancing the value of FinCEN's analytical services and products. In turn, FinCEN's goals support the Department of the Treasury's goal to preserve the integrity of financial systems.

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