"To combat this growing threat, the FinCEN [Financial Crimes Enforcement Network] network links the law enforcement, financial and regulatory communities together for the common purpose of preventing, detecting and prosecuting money laundering and other financial crimes. As FinCEN moves into its second decade, its network is expanding in response to the growing needs of law enforcement in combating the increasingly complex dimensions of money laundering. The Strategic Plan for 2000-2005 builds on the 1997-2002 Plan, and articulates the goals we will work towards achieving over the next five years in order to provide our law enforcement, regulatory and private sector partners with the services they require to effectively combat financial crime. This plan outlines objectives and strategies in our agency's four programmatic areas: providing investigative case support, identifying trends and patterns, administering the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), and fostering international cooperation; as well as maintaining efficient and effective management processes. The strategic planning process enables the agency to examine its programs and refine and adjust its objectives and strategies as changing realities require. This effort provides a basis for developing FinCEN.s operational plan and helps direct the more efficient allocation of limited resources. This plan has been developed in consultation with our many stakeholders in Treasury and other law enforcement and regulatory agencies, in the private sector and in Congress. These partnerships are essential to our ability to successfully meet the needs of our customers. We will continue to strengthen our network by building on these invaluable relationships in the months and years to come. Finally, at the core of all of FinCEN.s efforts is an unequivocal commitment to maintain the integrity and privacy of the information collected and to ensure the proper use of this data."
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (U.S.): http://www.fincen.gov/