Driving Success

The three high-speed driving tracks at the Diplomatic Security Service’s (DSS’) FASTC allow for DSS special agents to learn, practice, and apply defensive and counterterrorism driving maneuvers, Nov. 13, 2019. State Department photo
The three high-speed driving tracks at the Diplomatic Security Service’s (DSS’) FASTC allow for DSS special agents to learn, practice, and...

Showcasing History

By Reva Gupta Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the United States Diplomacy Center...

Annual Homecoming

From left: Judy Ikels, Carol Z. Perez, director general of the foreign service and director of human resources and William R. Brownfield pose after being presented with the 2019 Director General Civil Service Cup and the Director General Foreign Service Cup, May 3. Photo by Heidi Howland
Above: From left, Judy Ikels, Carol Z. Perez, director general of the foreign service and director of human resources and William...

Planning Pioneers

One of the most popular venues for cherry blossom viewing in the spring is in Meguro River, Tokyo. Cherry blossoms are symbolic of the diplomatic friendship between the United States and Japan​. ​Photo by Makoto_Honda
One of the most popular venues for cherry blossom viewing in the spring is in Meguro River, Tokyo. Cherry blossoms are...

Historic Merger

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addresses affected employees at the Town Hall on the PA-IIP Merger, April 2019. Photo by Shehryar Mufti
By Virginia Blakeman and Alexis Sullivan “Our ability to communicate American foreign policy and values around the world is...

Dogs Enhance Learning Environment

Hobbes may be the smallest of FSI’s volunteer therapy dogs but he has just as much love to share as the largest. Photo by Amanda J. Richard
By Laura E. Smallwood Ambassador Dan Smith, director of the Foreign Service Institute (FSI), announced the first official...

Embracing Disruption

Intel partners with the Department to provide girls in the Women in Science program with an education in robotics, drones and app development. Photo courtesy of Girl Up
By Megan Soller Stories of innovative disruption from across the economy is a common discussion point in today’s...

Secure from Afar

By Elizabeth Winter  Department of State employees that frequent the Harry S. Truman Building...

Resilient, Remarkable, and Resourceful

By Nayab Khan Department of State employees around the world continuously show remarkable resilience. Amidst a worldwide pandemic and...

Above and Beyond

The 2019 Foreign Service National of the Year award recipients attend an event at the DACOR Bacon House with Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources Carol Z. Perez (center), Nov. 13. Photo by Heidi Howland
By Amanda J. Richard There is no single superlative that can be used to characterize the immense contributions made...