Major Management Challenges and Program Risks. Department of State
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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This report addresses the major performance and accountability challenges facing the Department of State. As the lead agency representing U.S. interests overseas, the Department of State is vested with a wide range of responsibilities, including formulating U.S. policy on diverse international issues coordinating and implementing U.S. government programs and activities overseas and influencing other countries to adopt policies and practices consistent with U.S. interests. As such, the Department has responsibility for, among other things, assisting U.S. businesses overseas, providing services to U.S. citizens abroad, issuing passports and visas, participating in international drug control programs, and providing security to U.S. personnel and facilities overseas. This report includes a summary of actions that State has taken and that are under way to address these challenges. It also outlines further actions that GAO believes are needed. This analysis should help the new Congress and administration carry out their responsibilities and improve government for the benefit of the American people.
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