Department of Justice Program Areas
Terrorism and Internal Security Matters



Internal Security Offense
070 Matters relating to the Nation's internal security, including the prosecution of cases involving treason, espionage, sedition, sabotage, and violations of the Neutrality Act, Trading with the Enemy, Munitions Control and Fishery Conservation and Management Acts. Also the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938 and Military Selective Service Act.

International Terrorism
071 International Terrorism Incidents Which Impact on U.S. Involves acts of an international nature, including threats or conspiracies to engage in such acts, which are violent or otherwise dangerous to human life and which appear motivated by an intent to c oerce, intimidate, or retaliate against a government or a civilian population ("terrorist motive"). The conduct is of an international nature if it occurs primarily outside the United States or transcends national boundaries, or involves a foreign terrori st organization.

Statutory violations which, when accompanied by a terrorist motive, constitute federal crimes of terrorism include, but are not limited to: 18 U.S.C. 32, 37, 81, 175, 175b, 229, 351, 831, 842(m)&(n), 844(f)&(i), 930(c), 956, 1114, 1116, 1203, 1362, 1363 , 1366(a), 1751, 1992, 1993, 2155, 2280, 2281, 2332, 2332a, 2332b, 2339, & 2340A; 42 U.S.C. 2284; or 49 U.S.C. 46504, 46505(b)(3), 46506, & 60123(b). See 18 U.S.C. 2332b(g)(5). (National Priority (N).)


Domestic Terrorism
072 Domestic Terrorism. Involves acts, including threats or conspiracies to engage in such acts, which are violent or otherwise dangerous to human life, which appear motivated by an intent to coerce, intimidate, or retaliate against a government or a civilian population ("terrorist motive"), and which occur primarily within the United States and do not involve a foreign terrorist organization.

Statutory violations which, when accompanied by a terrorist motive, constitute federal crimes of terrorism include, but are not limited to, those listed under Program Category Code 071--- International Terrorism. (National Priority (N).)


Terrorism Related Hoaxes Added FY2002.
073 Terrorism Related Hoaxes. Involves instances in which an individual or group of individuals convey information, knowing it to be false, concerning conduct which if true would constitute a threatened or actual terrorist act, including any act involving the purported use of a chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear substance. (National Priority (N).)

Terrorist Financing Added FY2002.
076 Terrorist Financing. Involves instances in which an individual or group of individuals, subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, knowingly provides material support or resources, directly or indirectly, to a foreign terrorist organization or to support the carrying out of a terrorist act. This includes violations brought under 18 U.S.C. 2339A and 2339B (providing material support to terrorists), 1956 (where the money laundering or transfers involve specified unlawful activity of a terrorist n ature), and any other federal criminal violation where the intention is to provide material support to terrorists or to conceal the provision of such support. (National Priority (N).)

Anti-Terrorism Added FY2002

Any matter or case where the underlying purpose or object of the investigation is anti-terrorism related (domestic or international). This program category is meant to capture United States Attorney Office activity intended to prevent or disrupt potential or actual terrorist threats where the offense conduct is not obviously a federal crime of terrorism. To the extent evidence or information exists, in any form, reasonably relating the case to terrorism or the prevention of terrorism (dom estic or international), the matter should be considered "anti-terrorism."

For example, a case involving offenses such as immigration violations, document fraud, or drug trafficking, where the subject or target is reasonably linked to terrorist activity, should be considered an "anti-terrorism" matter or case. Similarly, a case of identity theft and document fraud where the defendant's motivation is to obtain access to and damage sensitive government facilities should be considered "anti-terrorism." (National Priority (N).)

Specific subcategories:
07A Anti-Terrorism/Environmental
07B Anti-Terrorism/Identity Theft
07C Anti-Terrorism/Immigration
07D Anti-Terrorism/OCDETF Drugs
07E Anti-Terrorism/Non-OCDETF Drugs
07F Anti-Terrorism/Violent Crimes
07G Anti-Terrorism/All Others


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