The BBG staff carry out Board decisions and oversight for all of U.S. international broadcasting. It provides the Board with technical, professional, and administrative support as well as strategic guidance and management of selected agency programs.
The BBG oversees the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB), which provides multimedia broadcast distribution, as well as technical and administrative support to the broadcasting networks.
The IBB manages a global network of transmitting sites and an extensive system of leased satellite and fiber optic circuits, along with a rapidly growing Internet delivery system servicing all the BBG broadcasters. It is also the administrative and marketing arm of the Agency.
The IBB also encompasses the Voice of America and the Office of Cuba Broadcasting, which oversees Radio and TV Martí. These networks operate in conjunction with three non-profit organizations — Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Radio Free Asia and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks — which receive grants from and are overseen by the Board of Governors.