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Diplomacy in Action

Strategic Planning Framework

FY 2003 Performance and Accountability Highlights
Bureau of Resource Management
December 2003

Strategic Objectives and Strategic Goals

Within the parameters of the performance management methodology shown on the previous page, the Department focuses its work around twelve strategic goals that capture both the breadth of its mission and its specific responsibilities. The Department's twelve strategic goals are centered around four core strategic objectives.



Create a more secure, democratic, and prosperous world for the benefit
of the American people and the international community.


Strategic Objective#1: Achieve Peace and Security

Strategic Goals to Meet this Objective:

  • Regional Stability
  • Counterterrorism
  • Homeland Security
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • International Crime and Drugs
  • American Citizens

Strategic Objective #2: Advance Sustainable Development and Global Interests

Strategic Goals to Meet this Objective:

  • Democracy and Human Rights
  • Economic Prosperity and Security
  • Social and Environmental Issues
  • Humanitarian Response

Strategic Objective #3: Promote International Understanding

Strategic Goal to Meet this Objective:

  • Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs

Strategic Objective #4: Strengthen Diplomatic and Program Capabilities

Strategic Goal to Meet this Objective:

  • Management and Organizational Excellence



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