Attaining the conditions abroad that ensure American security and prosperity at home demands responsible management of U.S. diplomacy and development efforts. This section presents selected accomplishments and key management challenges of the Department of State and USAID for FY 2012. The achievements highlighted here reflect significant efforts to improve the way both agencies administer resources, deliver services, and manage for results. Challenges identified by the Inspector General of each agency and the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) denote management and performance issues that the Department and USAID take seriously and are actively committed to resolving. In the years ahead, the Department and USAID will continue to strengthen their accountability and capacity to deliver results consistent with the recommendations of the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review.