Congressional Oversight of the State Department: Review of Selected Organizational Reform Efforts [December 20, 2021] [open pdf - 2MB]
From the Summary: "Over the past several decades, Members of Congress, former and current senior State Department officials, academics and think-tank analysts, and other stakeholders have proposed numerous initiatives to address what they perceive as organizational misalignments and management deficiencies that diminish the State Department's capacity to serve as the federal government's lead foreign affairs agency. The Biden Administration, which has stated its intention to leverage diplomacy as the primary tool of U.S. global engagement, has identified the need for a more modern, agile State Department to realize this goal. This report focuses on congressional engagement in three previous initiatives to reorganize and reform the State Department during the George H.W. Bush, Clinton, and Trump Administrations."
CRS Report for Congress, R46995
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/