The resources requested for Department of State appropriations in FY 2009 will significantly strengthen the core programming, policy, and management capabilities of the Department necessary to carry out vital U.S. diplomatic and consular relations with more than 180 countries. They will also support strategic U.S. engagement abroad through public diplomacy and multilateral diplomacy.

The FY 2009 Department of State Operations Congressional Budget Justification is available as a one-piece PDF (5 MB). Viewing this document requires Adobe Acrobat Reader software.

(Note: The updated version of the FY 2009 State Department Operations CBJ that was posted on February 19, 2008, includes material that was omitted from the previously posted version.)

Also see FY 2009 Foreign Operations Congressional Budget Justification and FY 2009 Supplemental Budget Justification.