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[infowar.de] White House Executive Order: Establishing the Office of Global Communications
The White House
President George W. Bush
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
January 21, 2003
Executive Order: Establishing the Office of Global Communications
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the
laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Establishment of the Office of Global Communications. There
is hereby established within the White House Office an Office of Global
Communications (the "Office") to be headed by a Deputy Assistant to the
President for Global Communications.
Sec. 2. Mission. The mission of the Office shall be to advise the
President, the heads of appropriate offices within the Executive Office
of the President, and the heads of executive departments and agencies
(agencies) on utilization of the most effective means for the United
States Government to ensure consistency in messages that will promote
the interests of the United States abroad, prevent misunderstanding,
build support for and among coalition partners of the United States, and
inform international audiences. The Office shall provide such advice on
activities in which the role of the United States Government is apparent
or publicly acknowledged.
Sec. 3. Functions. In carrying out its mission:
(a) The Office shall assess the methods and strategies used by the
United States Government (other than special activities as defined in
Executive Order 12333 of December 4, 1981) to deliver information to
audiences abroad. The Office shall coordinate the formulation among
appropriate agencies of messages that reflect the strategic
communications framework and priorities of the United States, and shall
facilitate the development of a strategy among the appropriate agencies
to effectively communicate such messages.
(b) The Office shall work with the policy and communications offices of
agencies in developing a strategy for disseminating truthful, accurate,
and effective messages about the United States, its Government and
policies, and the American people and culture. The Office may, after
consulting with the Department of State and obtaining the approval of
the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs on the
President's behalf, work with cooperating foreign governments in the
development of the strategy. In performing its work, the Office shall
coordinate closely and regularly with the Assistant to the President for
National Security Affairs, or the Assistant's designee.
(c) The Office shall work with appropriate agencies to coordinate the
creation of temporary teams of communicators for short-term placement in
areas of high global interest and media attention as determined by the
Office. Team members shall include personnel from agencies to the extent
permitted by law and subject to the availability of personnel. In
performing its functions, each information team shall work to
disseminate accurate and timely information about topics of interest to
the on-site news media, and assist media personnel in obtaining access
to information, individuals, and events that reinforce the strategic
communications objectives of the United States and its allies. The
Office shall coordinate when and where information teams should be
deployed; provided, however, no information team shall be deployed
abroad without prior consultation with the Department of State and the
Department of Defense, and prior notification to the Office of the
Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs.
(d) The Office shall encourage the use of state-of-the-art media and
technology and shall advise the United States Government of events,
technologies, and other communications tools that may be available for
use in conveying information.
Sec. 4. Administration. The Office of Administration within the
Executive Office of the President shall provide the Office with
administrative and related support, to the extent permitted by law and
subject to the availability of appropriations, as directed by the Chief
of Staff to the President to carry out the provisions of this order.
Sec. 5. Relationship to Other Interagency Coordinating Mechanisms.
Presidential direction regarding National Security Council-related
mechanisms for coordination of national security policy shall apply with
respect to the Office in the same manner as it applies with respect to
other elements of the White House Office. Nothing in this order shall be
construed to impair or otherwise affect any function assigned by law or
by the President to the National Security Council or to the Assistant to
the President for National Security Affairs.
Sec. 6. Continuing Authorities. This order does not alter the existing
authorities of any agency. Agencies shall assist the Deputy Assistant to
the President for Global Communications, to the extent consistent with
applicable law and direction of the President, and to the extent such
assistance is consistent with national security objectives and with the
mission of such agencies, in carrying out the Office's mission.
Sec. 7. General Provisions.
(a) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or
benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or equity by any
party against the United States, its agencies, instrumentalities or
entities, its officers or employees, or any other person.
(b) Nothing in this order shall be construed to grant to the Office any
authority to issue direction to agencies, officers, or employees.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
January 21, 2003.
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