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Bureau of Resource Management
November 15, 2010


The United States Department of State’s Agency Financial Report (AFR) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 provides an overview of the Department’s financial and performance data to help Congress, the President, and the public assess our stewardship over the resources entrusted to us.


The AFR is the first of a series of three annual financial and performance reports for federal agencies choosing to produce a separate AFR, an integrated Performance Budget, and a Summary of Performance and Financial Information. The reporting schedule includes: (1) an Agency Financial Report issued in November 2010; (2) a complete agency Annual Performance Report (APR) for FY 2010 and Annual Performance Plan (APP) for FY 2012 as part of the FY 2012 Congressional Budget Justification (CBJ), which is the Department’s budget request to Congress, to be issued in February 2011; and (3) a Summary of Performance and Financial Information, to be released also in February 2011. The last report will be produced jointly with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). These reports are available online at

Image showing the cover of the United States Department of State Agency Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2010.

About the Cover

The cover images are symbolic of what Secretary Clinton has called “Smart Power: the full range of tools at our disposal – diplomatic, economic, military, political, legal, and cultural – picking the right tool, or combinations of tools, for each situation.” Secretary Clinton smiles during a press conference after the annual Australia-U.S. Ministerial Consultations. With Australia as a trading partner, jobs have been created in America and Australia utilizing Smart Power. Other images reflect disaster relief (Secretary Clinton discusses conditions of country with Haiti’s President Rene Preval following their devastating earthquake), humanitarian assistance (volunteers unloading supplies following the flooding in Pakistan), peace and security (signing of plutonium disposition protocol at Nuclear Security Summit), and strengthening democracy (voter aided in casting her vote by election officials at the Imam Ali hospital in Sadr City, Baghdad). ©AP Image and ©AFP Image

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