State Department Progress and Challenges in Addressing Management Issues
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV
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I am pleased to be here today to participate in the Subcommittees deliberations on the Department of States fiscal year 2001 budget. The Department is the principal agency for advancing and protecting U.S. interests overseas. The Department maintains a worldwide network of operations at over 250 overseas locations to support its mission and that of about 35 other U.S. agencies that operate overseas. A substantial amount of States 3 billion annual budget for the administration of foreign affairs is spent supporting these operations. These business-type operations range from providing security for over 50,000 State and other U.S. agencies personnel to locating suitable housing for American employees and their dependents. In recent years, we have done a significant amount of work examining the way State carries out its management and business-related operations, including our report being issued today on States progress on immediate security upgrades in the wake of the bombings of the U.S. embassies in Africa.
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