ATF Overview March 2013

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ATF Overview March 2013

  1. 1. Office of Science and Technology ATF Overview March 2013
  2. 2. Office of Science and Technology ATF: Over 200 Years of History • 1791: Alexander Hamilton and alcohol taxation (Department of the Treasury) • 1794: Whiskey Rebellion • 1886: First laboratory report issued • 1920-1933: Prohibition – Workforce diversity – 1930-1933: Bureau of Prohibition in Department of Justice • 1934: Return to Treasury (Alcohol Tax Unit); National Firearms Act • 1941: Firearms jurisdiction • 1952: Jurisdiction for alcohol, tobacco, firearms • 1968: Gun Control Act • 1969: First firearm traced • 1972: ATF established • 1982: Anti-Arson Act • 2003: ATF(E) returns to Department of Justice; Alcohol & Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau (TTB) remains in Treasury March 2013 innovative applications of science and technology 2
  3. 3. Office of Science and Technology ATF: Our Mission and Services Law Enforcement Operations: Violent Crime (“Frontline”) Public Safety Services Firearms • • • • Emergency Support Function (ESF) #13 Firearms and Explosives Licensing and Other Industry Services Firearms Tracing National Integrated Ballistics Information Network (NIBIN) • National Center for Explosives Training and Arson & Explosives Research (NCETR) • United States Bomb Data Center • Terrorist Explosives Device Analytical Center (TEDAC) Alcohol & Tobacco • ATF Laboratories • Financial Investigations • Collaboration and Partnerships March 2013 innovative applications of science and technology 3
  4. 4. Office of Science and Technology ATF Strategic Plan: Priorities Reduce violent firearms crimes by strengthening firearms trafficking intelligence gathering, analysis, inspection, and investigative activity Make our communities safer by expanding our efforts to identify, target, and dismantle those criminal gangs and organizations that utilize firearms, arson, and explosives in furtherance of violent criminal activity Advance domestic and international explosives expertise to prevent, detect, and investigate acts of violent crime and terrorism and to enhance public safety Advance the science of fire investigation globally, by setting and delivering the highest standards in response, research, information sharing and training Modernize business processes and systems for improved information sharing, knowledge management, and use of innovative technologies to support ATF’s critical mission Attract, develop, and retain an expert workforce to execute the ATF mission in the emerging business environment March 2013 innovative applications of science and technology 4
  5. 5. Office of Science and Technology Organizational Snapshot (round numbers) Personnel Resources ($M) $23 1,650 $240 2,450 $890 800 Special Agents Firearms Industry Operations Investigators Arson and Explosives Other Professional Staff Alcohol and Tobacco March 2013 innovative applications of science and technology 5
  6. 6. Office of Science and Technology ATF Organization Chief Counsel Director Chief of Staff Deputy Director/ Chief Operating Officer Assistant Director Assistant Director Assistant Director Enforcement Programs Assistant Director Human Resources and Professional Science and Technology / and Services Field Operations Development Chief Information Officer Assistant Director Assistant Director Assistant Director Assistant Director Office of Strategic Office of Professional Public and Governmental Management / Chief Intelligence Responsibility and Affairs Financial Officer and Information Security Operations March 2013 innovative applications of science and technology 6
  7. 7. Office of Science and Technology ATF Field Operations: 25 Field Divisions, 250+ locations, 7 countries March 2013 innovative applications of science and technology 7
  8. 8. Office of Science and Technology Some Critical ATF IT Initiatives: Supporting Unique National Services… eTrace Today eForms / Firearms Information System Modernization (FISM) Enterprise Standard Architecture (ESA) III  ESA IV Improved Firearms Trace Information Sharing Optimization of Enterprise Mobility Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Digital Evidence Collection System (DECS) Fire and Explosives Research Modernization Ballistics Imaging Modernization … “eFirearms” Intelligence Driven Policing Initiative (IDPI) Future Next Generation Case Management (NGCM) …in an environment of constrained resources March 2013 innovative applications of science and technology 8
  9. 9. Office of Science and Technology From an IT Perspective… Our Priorities Support our mobile Integrate and expose Refine and advance workforce our mission data our infrastructure Providing the right set of tools Reengineering legacy Exploring new models to and capabilities systems and data to achieve maximize efficiency a service-oriented environment March 2013 innovative applications of science and technology 9

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