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Strategic Goal 1 - Public Benefit and Summary of Performance and Resources

Bureau of Resource Management
May 10, 2010


I. Public Benefit

Photo showing Secretary Clinton meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow.

Secretary Clinton meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow. Agence France Presse (AFP) Image

The Department of State and USAID support a national security strategy to enhance and influence peace and security for the United States and the world community. Peacekeeping and security operations require sound policies, concerted U.S. effort, and international cooperation. The Department of State and USAID respond to direct threats to achieving peace and security through mitigation in the following priority areas: preventing the spread and use of nuclear weapons through bilateral and multilateral arms control efforts, combating weapons of mass destruction, countering terrorism, fighting transnational crime, emphasizing stabilization operation activities and security sector reforms, supporting counternarcotics activities, sponsoring conflict mitigation and reconciliation, and ensuring homeland security.

II. Summary of Performance and Resources

Pie chart summarizing the FY 2009 results achieved for Strategic Goal 1. Values are: Above target: 6 (21%). On target: 6 (21%). Improved, but target not met: 2 (7%). Below target: 7 (24%). Rating not available: 8 (28%). Total number of indicators: 29. Percentages are rounded to the nearest whole number.

Bar chart summarizing the FY 2009 budget resources by strategic priority for Strategic Goal 1. Values are ($ in millions): Counterterrorism: $665. Combating weapons of mass destruction and destabilizing conventional weapons: $670. Security cooperation and security sector reform: $7,304. Conflict prevention, mitigation, and response: $3,796. Transnational crime: $150. Counternarcotics: $1,349. Homeland security: $178. Total budget resources: $14,111.

Of the 29 indicators within this Strategic Goal, 12 met or exceeded targets, and nine were below target. Ratings are not available for eight indicators that are either new or for which data are not yet available. The Department of State and USAID allocated $14.1 billion toward this Strategic Goal in FY 2009, which is 29% of the total State-USAID budget supporting all strategic goals. A more detailed discussion of the priorities under this Strategic Goal and USG performance for six illustrative indicators is provided in the following section.

Key Selected Achievements

  • Trained over 92,000 people in Conflict Mitigation/Resolution skills—with Haiti, Indonesia, Kenya, Nepal, Uganda, and the USAID Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance reporting better than expected results.
  • Resumed negotiations with Russia to replace the expired Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) with an agreement to reduce and limit strategic offensive arms to levels lower than those in the Moscow Treaty, while including effective verification measures drawn from START.
  • Produced 93,777 hectares of alternative crops in Colombia exceeding target by 28,777 hectares.
  • Held first round of the United States-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, engaging China on regional security concerns, nonproliferation, and military-to-military relations.


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