One major difference between the FMC’s current strategic plan and the initial draft plan for 2014 to 2018 includes the revision of the FMC’s objective and performance measure for maintaining a competitive international ocean transportation system. The new objective will be to enhance efficiency in trade through the use of asset sharing, which will be measured by the percentage share of U.S. containerized cargo moving on other agreement parties’ vessels in major U.S. trades.
The initial draft plan also seeks to benchmark and assist in comparing the FMC’s annual performance against its annual performance over the next five years, and adds language to each objective to clarify how the FMC will use listed strategies to support each objective under the strategic goals.
Comments on the FMC’s initial draft strategic plan can be submitted on or before Aug. 30, 2013, and may be submitted in paper form or as an attachment to an e-mail.
The Office of Management and Budget is requiring all federal agencies to prepare strategic plans for the 2014 to 2018 time period in an effort to coordinate planning across the federal government.