Accountability Report — Fiscal Year 2002
Message from the Office of the Director
ATF’s mission is to protect this country and its citizens from the threat of terrorism and violent crime.
Like much of the Government, ATF’s first priority is to help prevent terrorist activities here in the United States. Over the past year, we have refocused our efforts to develop investigative and inspection programs that can detect and deter terrorists’ use of firearms and explosives. Linking our work with that of other law enforcement agencies through Joint Terrorism Task Forces and other cooperative undertakings has strengthened law enforcement’s ability to prevent terrorist acts.
At the same time, you will see that ATF employees continue to make great strides in the areas of illegal firearms-related violence prevention, alcohol and tobacco tax collection, and arson investigation.
Once again, Congress supplied the funding that made it possible to hire and place employees in the areas that would best serve the community and ATF. Through this funding, our employees were again thoroughly trained and equipped with state-of-the-art technology and tools that enable them to do the best job possible.
This was a year for many beginnings as we broke ground on our new Headquarters building. Through a concerted and rapid effort, our New York Field Division was successfully and safely relocated, as employees who lost their office on September 11, 2001, moved into new space in early 2002. Construction on our lab and fire research facility in Ammendale, Maryland, continued on schedule. We expect a move-in early in 2003.
What you will see in this report is the unwavering pride of ATF employees in a job well done. Our mission, like the laws we enforce, is specialized and our people are uniquely qualified to carry it out. We continue to serve our country faithfully, with purpose and integrity, remaining steadfast in our mission.
Bradley A. Buckles
- Message from the Director
- Message from the Chief Financial Officer
- Table of Contents
- FY 2002 Highlights
- ATF Vision, Mission, and Values
Linking the Strategic Plan to Business Results
- Strategic Goals and Performance Measure
Management’s Discussion and Analysis
- Mission and Organizational Structure
- Major Challenges Facing ATF
- Performance Goals and Results
- Bureau-wide Programs
Financial Results, Position and Condition
- Overview of Financial Data
- Budget Integrity
- Cost Accounting and Performance Measurement
- Cash Management
Systems and Controls
- Financial Systems
- Federal Managers Financial Integrity Act (FMFIA) Summary
- Independent Auditor’s Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting
- Financial Statements
- Notes to the Financial Statements
- ATF Executive Staff Chart
- Principal Officers of ATF