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A Message from the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for International Programs

The Sea Service will...

Foster and sustain cooperative relationships with more international partners. Expanded cooperative relationships with other nations will contribute to the security and stability of the maritime domain for the benefit of all. Although our forces can surge when necessaryto respond to crises, trust and cooperation cannot be surged. They must be built over time so that the strategic interests of the participants are continuously considered while mutual understanding and respect are promoted.

A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower
October 2007

These are exciting times for the Navy International Programs Office. More than ever, the collective well-being of the international community is linked to the smooth operation of the global "conveyor belt" of maritime trade that ties us all together. In the United States; the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard recently joined together in adopting our new maritime strategy, recognizing the challenges we face and the vital roles of maritime security forces in this flatter, globalizing world. The quote in the sidebar is from this strategy. It reflects our commitment to working with international partners to maintain peace and security in the maritime domain. Of course, at Navy IPO this commitment has always been at the heart of our mission. Our dedicated professionals are working harder than ever to support the requirements of our friends, allies, and coalition partners.

Navy IPO is not alone in this endeavor. Our activities are integral parts of programs directed by the Secretary of the Navy, the Chief of Naval Operations, the Commandants of the Marine Corps and Coast Guard and the six Regional combatant Commanders to safeguard American interests and support the security of our allies and partners. We also coordinate closely with our U.S. interagency partners to navigate through the maze of laws and policies regulating security assistance. And we work with our program managers and Industry partners to make their superb products and services available at an affordable price to friendly nations in the maritime community who share our interests. I strongly believe that at the end of the day, whether our clients are conducting routine operations or responding to crises, we all benefit by the enhanced interoperability and capabilities that result from these efforts.

I hope you find the information on this website to be useful. If you want to know more about our programs, products, or services; please let us know. At Navy IPO, it's all about relationships.

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