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February 2021 | Digital Archive

In the News FSI launches new learning management system | By L. David Tigreros, PMP, CISSPEmbassy Dhaka Resilience Working Group breathes life into mask program | By Jill Darken, Theresa Gibson, and Steve LetticPartner nations...
The Global Engagement Center’s technology Testbed has been used to research a wide gamut of technologies, including Harmony Square, a counter-disinformation game. Photo by Sam Stewart

Global Engagement Center game counters foreign disinformation

By Patricia Watts  Of all the tools and techniques available to counter the effects of foreign disinformation and propaganda, a well-engineered video game may be among the most effective.   In early November, the U.S. Global Engagement...
U.S. Ambassador Jackie Wolcott (center right, hands raised) receives a tour of the LINAC (linear accelerator) facility at the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA's) laboratories in Seibersdorf, Austria, together with other Vienna-based ambassadors, June 2019. Photo by Dean Calma

U.S. Support for Nuclear Technology

Opening Photo: U.S. Ambassador Jackie Wolcott (center right, hands raised) receives a tour of the LINAC (linear accelerator) facility at the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA's) laboratories in Seibersdorf, Austria, together with other Vienna-based...

Consulate General Melbourne dedicates “Hall of Heroes” for Black History Month

In recognition of Black History Month, Consulate General Melbourne rededicated its consular waiting room as the “Hall of Heroes,” Feb. 12, where commissioned portraits of American civil rights leaders Ruby Bridges, James Farmer, Rosa...

Paid Parental Leave

By Amanda J. Richard  In December 2019, Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Global Talent Carol Z. Perez announced the president’s signing of new legislation, the Federal Employee Paid Leave Act (FEPLA),...

Office of the Coordinator for Cyber Issues

By Kathryn Fitrell As more of life’s everyday transactions move online, securing cyberspace has grown into a U.S. national security priority. For the past decade, the Department of State’s Office of the Coordinator for Cyber...
ConGen Chengdu’s American staff thanked the city of Chengdu on the final day of consulate operations, July 27, 2020. Photo by ConGen Chengdu

Concluding with Dignity

ConGen Chengdu’s American staff thanked the city of Chengdu on the final day of consulate operations, July 27, 2020. Photo by ConGen Chengdu By Jim Mullinax As dawn rose over the western Chinese city of Chengdu, July 27, 2020, a...
Retirements

Retirements | February 2021

Civil Service Abood, Mary E.Abramson, Ruth M.Applebaum, Jack M.Beall, Stanley F.Bergamo, AndrewBernhardt, James E.Bloom, Evan T.Bodden, GerardoBush, Antoinette O.Butler, DarleneCheney, Craig S.Chowdhury, Syeda M.Daniels, Lola I.Davis, Barbara D.Davis, MollieDillon, Leo I.Drewrey, Warren E.Duckett, MarthaDudley, Barbara...

POTUS and VPOTUS visit HST to laud Department workforce

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris visited the Harry S. Truman Building, Feb. 4, to meet with Department leaders and express their support for the dedicated employees who advance U.S. foreign policy...

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Making a Statement

The image is split down the middle with the "Making a Statement" logo in white on a blue background on the left, followed by the name Michael Cunningham. Cunningham smiles on the right.