The President's FY 2001 budget includes more than $1.1 billion to
reduce further the risk of loss of life from terrorist attacks on our
overseas diplomatic missions. This represents an increase of over
$500 million in additional Federal funds to address enhanced security
needs of diplomatic and consular facilities overseas. The request also
includes $3.4 billion in advance appropriations for fiscal years 2002
through 2005 to provide a solid foundation for long-term building needs.
The budget for embassy security represents a steadfast commitment
to the security of our employees overseas, including full funding of
security readiness measures, substantial increases for security
improvements to existing facilities to deter and reduce the effects of
attack, and a robust program of new construction to replace inadequate,
The proposals for additional security will be complemented by a
review of how the U.S. Government manages its overseas presence as
called for in the recently completed report of the Overseas Presence
Advisory Panel. The Secretary of State will lead this review to ensure
that the U.S. maintains an efficient and effective presence overseas.
The new budget for enhanced embassy security includes several major
Invest $500 million in new overseas facilities in FY 2001, an
increase of $200 million above the FY 2000 enacted level.
Consolidate the requirements of all foreign affairs agencies in new
Establish a solid foundation for future years with $3.4 billion
Increase Protective Measures
Invest $200 million to begin a new series of increased protective
measures such as perimeter barriers, alarms, and access control
equipment for overseas facilities to meet applicable diplomatic
security standards and address emergent needs as they are
identified, an increase of $200 million over FY 2000 enacted.
Sustain and Improve Security Readiness
Maintain a high level of security readiness at a cost of $342
million in FY 2001, an increase of $74 million above FY 2000
enacted. This cost includes both the recurring costs of additional
security measures such as guards for overseas facilities and the
operation and maintenance costs of security improvements already in
Augment security personnel corps with an additional $16 million for
161 security professionals to create a surge capacity to respond
quickly to evolving terrorist threats.
Increase support for the Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program to $68
million, an increase of $35 million above the FY 2000 enacted
level, to provide a robust training component. This funding level
includes $30 million to establish a center for anti-terrorism and
security training to meet growing worldwide demand for ATA programs.