Department of State

The Department of State's mission is to shape and sustain a peaceful, prosperous, just, and democratic world and foster conditions for stability and progress for the benefit of the American people and people everywhere.

Department of State Overview

The Department is a key mission partner in information sharing initiatives across the nation and around the glove. The mission of the Department of State is to shape and sustain a peaceful, prosperous, just, and democratic world and foster conditions for stability and progress for the benefit of the American people and people everywhere.

Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC)

The Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) promotes security cooperation between America’s private sector and the U.S. Department of State, by providing a forum for sharing best practices and the tools to meet today’s security challenges abroad. 
 
Currently, more than 5,000 U.S. companies, educational institutions, faith-based institutions, and non-governmental organizations are OSAC constituents. The OSAC public/private partnership is replicated at 142 overseas locations.

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