The Department of State-USAID Joint Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2007-2012 provides an agency-level plan for the Department of State and USAID and fulfills requirements of the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993. The Joint Strategic Plan, anchored in the National Security Strategy, defines the primary aims of U.S. foreign policy and development assistance and outlines a Joint Strategic Framework for policy and program goals at the country, regional, and global levels. The Framework, under which the Department and USAID operated in FY 2010 is shown in the figure below, but will change as a result of the QDDR. (Read more about the QDDR). To learn more about the Joint Strategic Framework, please consult the Department of State and USAID Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2007 to 2012.
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President Barack Obama walks with Russian president Dmitry Medvedev, left, and Czech Republic president Vaclav Klaus, center, at the Prague Castle in April 2010, where the United States and the Russian Federation signed the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START). This treaty with Russia advances the goal of bolstering nuclear nonproliferation by verifiable reduction of deployed strategic nuclear warheads by the world’s largest nuclear powers. (See Global Security – Nuclear Nonproliferation for more information)