Department of State  

Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO)

The Department of State's Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) directs the overseas building program for the U.S. Department of State and other Agency personnel serving abroad as foreign service diplomats. With the support of Congress and other Department Bureaus, OBO sets worldwide priorities for the design, construction, operation, maintenance, and disposal of overseas property.

OBO's mission is to provide safe, secure and functional facilities that represent the U.S. government to the host nation and support our staff in the achievement of U.S. foreign policy objectives. These facilities should represent American values and the best in American architecture, design, engineering, technology, sustainability, art, culture, and construction execution.