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Under Secretary for Management

Office of Management Strategy and Solutions

Our Mission

The Office of Management Strategy and Solutions (M/SS) catalyzes strategic insights and solutions to help improve the Department’s management platform and advance foreign policy goals. We are comprised of three directorates, the Center for Analytics, Consulting and Advanced Projects, and Policy and Global Presence. Together, M/SS works with partners to solve Department-wide management and analytical challenges. Through our expertise and forward thinking, we transform crosscutting programs and policies to be more effective. Our passion lies in helping the Department uncover hidden insights that support mission’s ability to provide safe and effective diplomatic platforms to serve the American people.

Key Topics

Delivering Data Governance

The Enterprise Data Council provides oversight and organizes efforts that increase the Department’s data analytics capacity, quality, and technical architecture. The EDC endorses, prioritizes, and accelerates the Department’s data strategy with corresponding policy and actionable objectives.

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M/SS provides reliable, actionable, and real-time air quality data through the Greening Diplomacy Initiative established environmental IoT in posts where local sources do not exist and collecting real-time data on post’s energy consumption enabling data-informed decisions.

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Chief of Mission Authority

M/SS engages with Department and interagency customers to advise and assist on analyzing and implementing United States law and Presidential directives relating to COM authority, security responsibility, and overseas staffing.

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Learning by doing

Teamwork@State provides problem-solving targeted facilitations for the field and domestic offices around strategic action planning, process improvements, and project and change management.

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Center for Analytics

Leveraging data into bold insights helping – from working level to the Secretary – improve management and foreign policy decision and expanding data access Department-wide.

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