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Financial Crime Enforcement Network (FinCEN)

•Government Organization▫Part of United States Dept. of Treasury•Established: ▫1990•Mission Statement:▫The mission of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network is to enhance U.S. national security, deter and detect criminal activity, and safeguard financial systems from abuse by promoting transparency in the U.S. and international financial systems.  •Responsibilities:  ▫Provide Government-Wide Multisource Financial Intelligence and Analysis Network▫Help Administer Bank Secrecy Act of 1970, Which Helps Prevent Corruption of US Financial SystemFinCEN's Strategic PlanThe Financial Crimes Enforcement Network views strategic planning as an ongoing leadership activity crucial for maintaining organizational effectiveness and relevance. Our strategic plans serve as the foundation for operational planning, day-to-day management, and ongoing assessment of our accomplishments.The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2008 -2012 outlines three outcomes that FinCEN seeks to achieve in its roles as administrator of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and as the Nation's financial intelligence unit:

  • Outcome Goal 1: Financial systems resistant to abuse by money launderers, terrorists and their financial supporters, and other perpetrators of financial crime
  • Outcome Goal 2: Detection and deterrence of money laundering, terrorism financing, and other illicit activity
  • Outcome Goal 3: Efficient management, safeguarding, and use of BSA information

The plan also describes FinCEN's mission, vision, values, management goal, objectives, strategies, strategic framework, and strategic outlook. In addition, the plan specifies five cross-cutting principles that serve as the foundation for all FinCEN operations. These are:

  • A quest for maximum efficiency and effectiveness in both internal operations and external impact;
  • A commitment to create value for the wide range of government customers that rely on BSA data and analyses of that data;
  • Partnerships and collaboration with a host of external entities as well as among FinCEN employees with different areas of expertise;
  • A global perspective; and
  • Use of secure, advanced technology to facilitate operations.

Source URL: 
http://fincen.gov/about_fincen/wwd/