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 Mission, Vision, and Core Values


To improve the programs and operations of the Department of Commerce through independent and objective oversight.

Vision Statement

To be recognized for our contribution to improved Commerce performance.

  • We work as a seamless, integrated team delivering valuable products to serve the public and to support decision-makers in the Department, OMB, and Congress.

  • We are an integral and trusted broker to our stakeholders.

  • We are catalysts for positive change throughout the Department.

  • We are fully staffed and have the resources to get the job done.

  • We have a diverse, competent, enthusiastic, and productive workforce and a cadre of effective managers at every level of the organization.

  • We have credible risk assessment processes that drive strategic and operational plans, priorities, and programs.

  • We have efficient, effective processes and a state-of-the-art infrastructure.

  • We have performance metrics that drive high performance and accountability.

  • Core Values

  • We are honest, ethical, and objective.

  • We hold ourselves to high standards and are willing to take tough stands.

  • We honor our commitments to each other and our stakeholders.


  • We are forward-looking and seize opportunities to improve Commerce performance

  • We deliver timely, relevant, and high-impact products and services.

  • We encourage risk-taking that leads to new ideas and innovative solutions.


  • We operate as independent, transparent, and trusted brokers serving our stakeholders.

  • We are passionate about delivering results that drive positive change.

  • We are trustworthy and can be counted on to do what we say.