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Mission and Values

Bureau of Resource Management
April 21, 2011


Our Mission Statement

Shape and sustain a peaceful, prosperous, just, and democratic world
and foster conditions for stability and progress for the benefit of the
American people and people everywhere.

Our Values


Commitment to the United States and the American people.


Maintenance of high ethical standards and integrity.


Excellence in the formulation of policy and management practices with room for creative dissent. Implementation of policy and management practices, regardless of personal views.


Responsibility for achieving United States foreign policy goals
while meeting the highest performance standards.


Dedication to teamwork, professionalism, and the customer perspective.


Commitment to having a workforce that represents the diversity
of America.

Photo showing President Barack Obama in Prague, Czech Republic to sign the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) with Russia, April 8, 2010.

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“Abroad, we are strengthening alliances, forging new partnerships, and using every tool of American power to advance our objectives—including enhanced diplomatic and development capabilities with the ability both to prevent conflict and to work alongside our military.”

—President Obama, National Security Strategy, May 2010


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