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...

Managing Progress

A man is shown in the viewfinder of a camera while a man conducts an interview in the background.
By Isaac D. Pacheco As the only leadership position of its kind among the federal government’s cabinet agencies, the deputy secretary of state for management...

Climate for Change

President Joe Biden kicks off the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate on Earth Day, April 22. Photo by Adam Schultz
Opening photo: President Joe Biden speaks at the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate on Earth Day, April 22. Photo by Adam Schultz  By Emma Sylves-Berry There is no greater...

Women in Security

From left: Local guard force members Yelena Sakova, Olga Seyidova, and Milayne Abasova at the new embassy compound, May 11. Photo by Matthew A. Shedd
From left: Local guard force members Yelena Sakova, Olga Seyidova, and Milayne Abasova at the new embassy compound, May 11. Photo by Matthew A....

Naval Support Unit

By Lt. Timothy Dahms The Department of State works closely with the Department of Defense all around the world. For many, entering an overseas post...