Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources Commemorates a Decade of Impact

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 29, 2016

Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Heather Higginbottom will host “F at 10: A Decade of Impact” on June 30, 2016, at 2:30 p.m., to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources (F). The event will be held in the Burns Auditorium in the Marshall Center.

“F at 10” will feature a panel entitled “The Future Business Model of Aid,” and will include representatives from Save the Children, the U.S. Institute for Peace, and MasterCard International. The Deputy Secretary will make remarks prior to the panel, which will be live-streamed at

F offers a holistic approach to coordinating foreign assistance resources for the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through its three pillars: Budget, Planning and Performance Management, and Policy Analysis. These three pillars allow F to lead coordination of U.S. foreign assistance to advance U.S. national security and development priorities; develop the foreign assistance budget request for the State Department and USAID; make informed, data-driven decisions; and work on behalf of the American taxpayer.

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The event is open to the press. Deputy Secretary Higginbottom’s opening remarks will be streamed live on

Pre-set time for cameras is 1:45 p.m. from the 21st Street entrance.

Final access time for writers and still photographers is 2:15 p.m. from the 21st Street entrance.

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) a U.S. Government-issued photo media credential (e.g., Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), or (2) an official photo identification card issued by their news organization, or (3) a letter from their employer on official letterhead verifying their current employment as a journalist. Additionally, they must present an official government photo identification card (i.e., U.S. driver's license or passport).