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Treasury moving to disrupt terrorist financing

Treasury’s Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence plans to integrate the department’s information and intelligence streams. The streams include Bank Secrecy Act data from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, targeting analysis and sanctions enforcement data from the Office of Foreign Assets Control, and all intelligence flowing into Treasury from the intelligence community. Prior to creating the new intelligence office earlier this year, the data streams were generally kept in separate channels, said Stuart Levey, Treasury under secretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, yesterday at a hearing of the House Financial Services Committee on the 9/11 Commission report. Pulling the data together will help Treasury analysts better uncover terrorist financing by matching suspicious transactions in U.S. accounts, activities of sanctioned foreign organizations and persons, and law enforcement data. Full Story

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