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 Directorate of Defense Trade Controls is charged with controlling the export and temporary import of defense articles and defense services covered by the United States Munitions List (USML). 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. See Defense Trade Cooperation Treaties» Latest USML Updates» 
 

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Office of Global Programs and Initiatives (PM/GPI)

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 Global Programs and Initiatives supports the Department across a range of global political-military policy issues and programs, including building the capacity of international peacekeepers and addressing emergent security challenges through a contingency security assistance program. 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 and coordinates with the U.S. Department of Defense to build the military capabilities of partners and allies worldwide. 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 Office of Security Negotiations and Agreements (PM/SNA) facilitates 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 State-Defense Integration (PM/SDI)

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 The Office of State-Defense Integration oversees Significant Military Exercise approvals, U.S. military flag level officer visits to the Department, and manages the Department of State’s (DOS) Foreign Policy Advisor (POLAD) program and supports the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Military Advisor (MILAD) program. Learn more»

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

Date: 03/22/2017 Description: U.S. manufactured MRAPs delivered to Iraq under the Excess Defense Articles program. - 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»