Money Laundering, Terrorism & Financial Institutions
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USA PATRIOT Act Monitor News Release: Joint Intelligence Committee Report
12/11/2002 2:20:15 PM Eastern Standard Time

The Findings and Recommendations of the Final Report of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Joint Inquiry into the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001, were released today (and posted on several websites, including The Recommendations make no reference to FinCEN and only once mention the Treasury Department, but do recommend an overall strategy to address terrorist threats, including developing programs "to deal with financial support for international terrorism…." The major focus of the Report is around the creation of a Director of National Intelligence, to be "the President's principal advisor on intelligence [with] the full range of management, budgetary and personnel responsibilities needed to make the entire U.S. Intelligence Community operate as a coherent whole." A separate document, "Additional Views of Senator Richard C. Shelby, Vice Chairman, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence" (posted on the same Senate website), discusses failures of information sharing, but in far broader contexts than sharing as described in 31 CFR 103.100.


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