The following is a U.S. Department of State fact sheet on Terrorist Designations FAQs [frequently asked questions]. This fact sheet answers the following FAQs: "What are the different types of terrorism designations for groups and individuals?"; "What is the difference between an FTO [Foreign Terrorist Organizations] and E.O. [Executive Order] 13224 designation?"; "What are the consequences of FTO and E.O. 13224 designations?"; "Who can designate FTOs and SDGTs [Specially Designated Global Terrorist]?"; "What are the criteria for designation?"; "What makes you decide to designate or not designate a group or entity?"; and "How does the process work?"
U.S. Department of State: http://www.state.gov/