Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources
| Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources |
Flag of the United States Deputy Secretary of State
|The third in charge of the United States Department of State and a principal advisor to the Secretary of State.|
The United States Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources is the third in charge of the United States Department of State. Along with the other Deputy Secretary of State, the Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources is a principal advisor to the Secretary of State and shares in the global responsibility for U.S. foreign policy. The Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources also has broad responsibilities for oversight and coordination of U.S. foreign assistance and overseas diplomatic operations. The role is sometimes referred to as the "Chief Operating Officer" of the State Department.
The position was created by Congress in 2000, in Title IV, Section 404 of Public Law 106-553. However, the position was not filled until 2009, when President Obama appointed Jack Lew to the position. The position remained vacant after the inauguration of Donald Trump as President, but President Joe Biden appointed Brian P. McKeon to the position in March of 2021.
The State Department is the only federal Cabinet-level agency with two co-equal Deputy Secretaries. The original Deputy Secretary office is the "first assistant" for the purposes of the Vacancies Reform Act, but both Deputy Secretaries have full delegated authority to act for the Secretary, if not otherwise prohibited by law.
Office Holders on Wikispooks
|Brian P. McKeon||19 March 2021|
|John Sullivan||20 January 2017|
|Heather Higginbottom||13 December 2013||20 January 2017||7th floor group|
|Thomas Nides||3 January 2011||February 2013|
|Jack Lew||28 January 2009||18 November 2010|