The strategic plan for Public Debt sets an exciting and challenging course that is filled with promise—for our programs and for our customers. The directions that we outline here are far-reaching and are the latest products of a long-standing process in our organization-strategic thinking supported by continuous improvement.
This is Public Debt's strategic plan for fiscal years (FY) 2009 through 2014.
> Bureau of the Public Debt Strategic Plan 2009-2014 (PDF, 4MB)
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The American Civil War resulted in dramatic debt growth. The debt was just $65 million in 1860, but passed $1 billion in 1863 and had reached $2.7 billion following the war.