Strategic planning is the mechanism for developing that map to help adapt to an ever-changing security environment. It is a continuous and systematic process that considers our internal strengths and weaknesses, external opportunities and threats, and speculation about the future. This report uses a strategic plan to guide defense decisions as the nation balances the often competing demands of mission, employees and customers. The Agency's strategic plan covers FYs 2001-2005. The preamble delineates our mission, vision and values, and the trends and assumptions that can affect them. The goals identify those aspects of mission and vision needed to concentrate on to be successful.