To support the discussion and learning necessary in developing strategic plans, the National Performance Review intends to provide links to agency draft or final strategic plans as they are published on the Internet. Please e-mail your agency's Strategic Plan or the Plan's website location to email@example.com. Some agencies are making use of the Internet to solicit comments on their draft plans by stakeholders and interested parties.
Strategic planning involves an assessment of an organization's
mission and goals in relation to its external environment and
internal capabilities, projected into the future by several years.
Strategic planning is generally considered an essential management
function for most organizations. Many Federal agencies have been
doing strategic planning for some time.
The Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA)
places uniform requirements on Federal agencies for strategic
planning. GPRA requires that the head of each Federal agency
submit to the Office of Management and Budget and to the Congress
a strategic plan for its program activities containing:
Strategic plans are to cover a period of at least
five years and revised at least every three years. Agencies are
to consult with the Congress and to solicit and consider the views
and suggestions of those entities potentially affected by or interested
in their plans.