Bureau Offices

Office of Congressional and Public Affairs (PM/CPA)

Date: 05/21/1999 Description: The dome of the U.S. Capitol is seen Friday May 21, 1999, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The dome's image has been seen in many circumstances since it was topped off with the 19 1/2-foot statue of Armed Freedom in the Civil War.   © AP Photo/Dennis Cook The Office of Congressional and Public Affairs manages the PM Bureau's legislative engagement, public affairs, and public diplomacy activities.  Learn more»

Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC)

Date: 06/19/2009 Description: Visitors view the cockpit of a Lockheed Martin's F-16C/D made for the U.S. Air Force, during the 48th Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airport, north of Paris, Friday June 19, 2009.  © AP Image The U.S. Government views the sale, export, and re-transfer of defense articles and defense services as an integral part of safeguarding U.S. national security and furthering U.S. foreign policy objectives. The Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, in accordance with 22 U.S.C. 2778-2780 of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR Parts 120-130), is charged with controlling the export and temporary import of defense articles and defense services covered by the United States Munitions List (USML). See Defense Trade Treaties» Learn more»

Office of International Security Operations (PM/ISO)

Date: 2011 Description: U.S. Navy SEALS conduct an exercise in boarding a ship at sea aboard the USS Oscar Austin.  © AP Image The Office of International Security Operations (ISO) is the primary interface between the Departments of State (DOS) and Defense (DoD) on operational matters. Learn more»

Office of Plans and Initiatives (PM/PI)

Date: 01/27/2008 Description: Keeping the Peace: United Nations peacekeeping police officer Adeniram Adejoice, from Nigeria, holds the babies handed to hear by two refugee women, while on patrol in the Abou Shouk refugee camp in North Darfur, Sudan. © AP Image
The Office of Plans and Initiatives supports the PM Assistant Secretary across a range of global political-military policy issues, programs, and planning activities, including efforts to address counter-piracy and training and equipping international peacekeepers. Learn more»

Office of Security Assistance (PM/SA)

Date: 04/29/2012 Description: U.S. Army special forces Captain speaks with troops from the Central African Republic and Uganda, in Obo, Central African Republic, Sunday, April 29, 2012. © AP Image The Office of Security Assistance directs over $6 billion annually in U.S. military grant assistance to allies and partners. Learn more»

Office of Security Negotiations and Agreements (PM/SNA)

Date: 02/12/2009 Description: U.S. military planes, seen at Manas U.S. military base, in Bishkek airport, Kyrgyzstan, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009.  © AP ImageThe mission of the Office of Security Negotiations and Agreements (PM/SNA) is to facilitate the deployment of U.S. military forces throughout the world by coordinating, negotiating and concluding military-political agreements to meet the nation's security requirements. Learn more»

Office of the Director of the Foreign Policy Advisor Program (PM/POLAD)

Date: 2011 Description: Major General Michael Oates of the U.S. Army's 10th Mountain Division and Foreign Policy Advisor (POLAD) Joanne Cummings.  - State Dept Image For a half-century, Foreign Policy Advisors (POLADs) have been on the frontline of interagency communications and collaboration between the Department of State and the Department of Defense. Learn more»

Office of Regional Security and Arms Transfers (PM/RSAT)

Date: 06/17/2011 Description: Fourth annual U.S.-Vietnam Political, Security, and Defense Dialogue, June 17, 2011. - State Dept ImageThe Office of Regional Security and Arms Transfers (PM/RSAT) advances U.S. foreign policy and national security interests through its management of bilateral/multilateral political-military and regional security relations and the sale/transfer of U.S.-origin defense articles and services to foreign governments. PM/RSAT is the Department of State’s principal entry point for bilateral and regional political-military questions from the USG interagency and foreign governments. Learn more»

Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement (PM/WRA)

Date: 03/10/2005 Description: Humanitarian Mine Action: Children play near a newly built Buddhist shrine in New Village Border, Cambodia along the Thai border.  © AP Image
The Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement (PM/WRA) creates local, regional and international conditions conducive to peace, stability and prosperity by curbing the illicit proliferation of conventional weapons of war such as light automatic weapons and rocket propelled grenades, and removing and destroying others, such as persistent landmines and abandoned stocks of munitions, that remain and pose hazards after the cessation of armed conflict. Learn more»