The Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO) is organized according to four functional pillars.
Establish and Coordinate Policy and Programs
Headed by the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Patricia Haslach, this pillar supports the development and coordination of CSO’s policies and programs.
Office of Policy and Programs - Ensures worldwide activities are in line with CSO’s goals and strategies, provides early warning of potential conflict, coordinates with other bureaus and embassies, supports design of the International Operational Response Framework (IORF), and plans and allocates program funds.
Assess, Plan, Implement, Deploy
Headed by the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Overseas Operations, Karin von Hippel, this pillar conducts conflict analyses, develops and implements plans, and deploys overseas engagements.
Offices of Overseas Operations - Conduct conflict analyses with partners, prepare mission-specific conflict response and contingency plans, provide sectoral expertise, measure progress and effectiveness of deployments, and deploy and manage in-country teams.
Support and Recruit
Headed by the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Management Support and Civilian Response Corps, Dolore Marie (Capece) Brown, this pillar supports CSO operations and programs and manages the Civilian Response Corps and civilian responders.
Office of the Executive Director - Provides financial management, budget, and domestic administrative management and support.
Office of Civilian Response Corps and Deployment Support - Recruits and readies civilian responders, including Civilian Response Corps members, for deployment or assignment to engagement teams; conducts research and analysis to adjust civilian responder staffing for future needs; and provides management support for overseas deployments.
Evaluate, Learn, Communicate, Connect
Headed by the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Partnerships and Learning, Jerry White, this pillar develops partnerships with actors inside and outside of the U.S. government, conducts public affairs, and evaluates engagements for continuous learning.
Office of Partnerships - Works with partner governments and multilateral organizations, the private sector, NGOs, and civil society organizations; coordinates with the U.S. Department of Defense and other Department of State bureaus to set civilian-military guidelines and procedures for conflict operations; conducts public affairs and outreach.
Office of Learning and Training - Develops and maintains an online resource center, establishes training requirements and helps develop courses for CSO personnel, and catalogs and analyzes lessons learned from deployments.