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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the draft strategic plan submitted by the Department of State as required by the Government Performance and Results Act, focusing on: (1) the draft plan's compliance with the Results Act requirements and its overall quality; (2) whether State's key statutory authorities were reflected in the plan; (3) whether cross-cutting functions and interagency involvement were included; (4) whether the draft plan addressed major management problems; and (5) State's capacity to provide reliable information about its operations and performance.

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