Games Like No Other

Consular Officer Jason Dyer (front, center) works in the Joint Operations Center, a 24-hour center at Embassy Tokyo, monitoring all things related to the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Photo courtesy of Mission Japan
Opening Photo: Consular Officer Jason Dyer (front, center) works in the Joint Operations Center, a 24-hour center at Embassy Tokyo, monitoring all things related...

Marvelous Training Ground

Beach volleyball and other outdoor activities and sports are key to the “Carioca” lifestyle in Rio de Janeiro. Photo by Scott Hamilton
Opening Shot: Beach volleyball and other outdoor activities and sports are key to the “Carioca” lifestyle in Rio de Janeiro. Photo by Scott Hamilton By...

The Court Needs Her

Opening photo: The Deshi Ballers in action during The Deshi Ballers’ Third Annual “Choose to Challenge” tournament in celebration of the 2021 International Women’s...

Mental Fitness

By Young Hoang “My mental is not there,” were the words of USA Olympic gymnast Simone Biles before withdrawing from the team final competition, July...

Championship Principles

Opening photo: Veteran National Basketball Association player Sam Vincent hosts week one of the Championship Principles Challenge, a virtual nine-week online basketball program for...

Systemic Progress

By Amanda McCarthy  In 2020, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) examined the demographic composition of the Department of State’s workforce. GAO’s report, which reviewed fiscal...

Triumph Amid Turmoil

President Ronald Reagan (far left) meets with Senior Advisors George Shultz (far right), Kenneth Duberstein (third from left), Colin Powell (second from left), Rozanne Ridgway (second from right), and Jack Matlock (third from right) in Helsinki, May 27, 1988. Photo courtesy of the National Archives Catalog
Opening photo: President Ronald Reagan (far left) meets with Senior Advisors George Shultz (far right), Kenneth Duberstein (third from left), Colin Powell (second from...

Fulbright going strong at 75

President Harry S. Truman (center) poses with a group of Fulbright teachers, 1950. Photo courtesy of the University of Arkansas Libraries Special Collections
Opening Photo: President Harry S. Truman (center) poses with a group of Fulbright teachers, 1950. Photo courtesy of the University of Arkansas Libraries Special...

Overcoming Virtual Challenges

By Calvin Clessas, Celia Lee, and Waqas Feroze The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) is responsible for acquiring, designing, constructing, and maintaining Department of...

Putting People First

Four people dressed in business clothes wearing protective face masks bump fists.
By Ronda Capeles People first. Successful organizations focus on integrating all aspects of employee satisfaction into business-related processes, and the Bureau of Overseas Business Operations...