Advisory: 51-97

For Release: October 23, 1997


The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) announced today the availability of its Strategic Plan -- "Vision and Strategies for the Future: Facing the Challenges of 1997 through 2002." This plan was submitted to the Congress and the Office of Management and Budget on September 30, 1997, as required by the Government Performance and Results Act.

The Commission views strategic planning as an on-going, dynamic process. As such, it invites interested parties to review this document and provide the Commission with any comments they deem appropriate. The Commission expects to review its strategic plan at least annually to determine if changes or modifications should be made.

A copy of the report may be obtained from the Commission's web site,, or for a print version of the report, contact the Commission's Office of Public Affairs at (202) 418-5080 or Fax: (202) 418-5525.