According to the Department of Justice (DOJ) FY2003 Budget Summary, Counterterrorism Fund resources are used typically to reimburse any Department of Justice organization for (1) the costs incurred in reestablishing the operational capability of an office or facility that has been damaged or destroyed as a result of any domestic or international terrorist incident, and (2) the costs of providing support to counter, investigate or prosecute domestic or international terrorism, including payment of rewards in connection with these activities. In addition, the Fund may be used to reimburse any federal agency for costs of detaining in foreign countries individuals accused of acts of terrorism that violate the laws of the United States. In 2003, the $35 million requested would enhance the critical intelligence support that DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) provides to the FBI and other agencies conducting counterterrorism activities. The requested resources will increase DEA's Special Operations/Intelligence capability to gather real-time intelligence, analyze sensitive data, and disseminate valuable information on the command and control activities of terrorist organizations that cannot be obtained through other intelligence methods. DEA will use the additional capability gained from these resources to respond to direct project tasking requirements from the FBI and otheragencies conducting counterterrorism activities."
Other Related SourceWatch Resources
- 108th Congress. H.R.1559. Emergency Wartime Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2003 (Engrossed as Agreed to or Passed by House): 'Counterterrorism Fund': "For an additional amount for `Counterterrorism Fund', $50,000,000, to remain available until December 31, 2003: Provided, That funds provided under this paragraph shall be available only after the Attorney General notifies the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate in accordance with section 605 of division B of Public Law 108-7."