Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations [Department of State] Law and Legal Definition

The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations is a part of the U.S. Department of State that directs the worldwide overseas building program for the Department and the U.S. Government community serving abroad under the authority of the chiefs of mission.

The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operation’s mission is to provide more secure, safer, more functional and well maintained facilities for the conduct of the U.S. diplomacy and the promotion of U.S. interests worldwide. The Bureau sets worldwide priorities for the design, construction, acquisition, maintenance, use, and sale of real properties; and the use of sales proceeds in concert with other state department bureaus, foreign affairs agencies, and Congress.