Managing for Results circular flow chart. Planning quadrant: Strategic Planning; Bureau Strategic Planning (circled); Mission Strategic Planning. Budgeting quadrant: Mission Resource Budgeting; Bureau Resource Budgeting; Budget Review/Approval Process. Managing quadrant: Operational Planning; Program Management. Learning quadrant: Performance Monitoring & Evaluation; Program Reporting. [State Department Image]Joint regional and functional bureau strategic planning comprise the second of three stages in strategic planning at the Department of State. This stage is designed to articulate priorities within the Department’s regions and functional areas and outline specific tradeoffs necessary to bring resources into alignment with State Department/USAID goals and objectives. The FBS is also a tool used to inform budget decisions, advise Integrated Country Strategies, and shape performance reviews. If you need additional assistance or have any questions, please email the FBS Support team at

Strategies that align with the President’s National Security Strategy are in the final stages of development and will be posted here as they are approved. Approved strategies are available for download in PDF format below.

Independent Offices and Bureaus

Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security (T)

Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights (J)

Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and Environment (E)

Under Secretary for Management (M)

Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs (R)

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