Terrorism and Financial Intelligence

Terrorism and Financial Intelligence develops and implements U.S. government strategies to combat terrorist financing domestically and internationally, and develops and implements the National Money Laundering Strategy as well as other policies and programs to fight financial crimes.


​The Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence (TFI) marshals the department's intelligence and enforcement functions with the twin aims of safeguarding the financial system against illicit use and combating rogue nations, terrorist facilitators, weapons of mass destruction (WMD) proliferators, money launderers, drug kingpins, and other national security threats.


Headed by an Under Secretary, the Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence (TFI) marshals the Treasury Department's policy, enforcement, regulatory, and intelligence functions to sever the lines of financial support to international terrorists, WMD proliferators, narcotics traffickers, money launderers, and other threats to our national security.

Two components of TFI are led by Assistant Secretaries. The Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes (TFFC), is the policy and outreach apparatus for TFI.  The Office of Intelligence and Analysis (OIA) is responsible for TFI's intelligence functions, integrating the Treasury Department into the larger intelligence community (IC), and providing support to both Treasury leadership and the IC. 

TFI also oversees several component offices and bureaus. The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions. The Treasury Executive Office for Asset Forfeiture (TEOAF) administers the Treasury Forfeiture Fund (TFF), which is the receipt account for the deposit of non-tax forfeitures. Responsible for administering the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and other regulatory functions is one of Treasury's bureaus, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), which supports law enforcement investigative efforts and fosters interagency and global cooperation against domestic and international financial crimes. It also provides U.S. policy makers with strategic analyses of domestic and worldwide trends and patterns. The director of FinCEN reports directly to the Under Secretary. TFI also works in close partnership with the IRS Criminal Investigative Division (IRS-CI) to enforce laws against terrorist financing and money laundering, including the Bank Secrecy Act.