Department publishes its first Geospatial Data Strategy

By Erin Dudley The Geospatial Data Act (GDA) was signed into law, Oct. 5, 2018, and recognizes geospatial data as a critical component of the national infrastructure and economy. GDA identifies the Department of State...
The cover of the January 1980 issue of State Magazine (The Department of State Newsletter) shows a man and woman standing in front of a building in black and white.

Flashback: January 1980

Then-U.S. Ambassador to Yemen George M. Lane and his wife, Betsy, appeared on the cover of Department of State Newsletter Issue 219 in front of their residence at Embassy Sana’a, which was being recognized...

January 2022 | Digital Archive

In the News OSAC Annual Briefing forges meaningful security connections | By Elizabeth WinterDepartment publishes its first Geospatial Data Strategy | By Erin DudleyNew EAG represents Jewish American employees and friends | By Jesse VictorRewards...
From left: U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, and Bureau of Diplomatic Security Assistant Secretary Gentry Smith discuss the "Climate-Security Nexus: Impacts on U.S. Organizations Abroad,” during the 2021 OSAC Annual Briefing, Nov. 17. Photo courtesy of OSAC

OSAC Annual Briefing forges meaningful security connections

By Elizabeth Winter  The Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), a unit within the Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS), partners directly with security professionals at U.S. organizations operating abroad to build threat awareness and trusted networks...
Retirements

Retirements | January 2022

Civil Service Baldwin, Douglas M.Boggs, Gladys D.Borek, Maureen P.Champion, Reta G.Collins, Ronald S.Cornaby, John G.Fennell, Steven H.Henderson, Bonnie L.Huelsing, Margaret G.Jordan, Bernita P.Lee, Daniel H.Little, Verdell C. H.Oppenheim, Charles W.Reasor, Lonni H.Slaughter Jr., Harold J.Teague-Swapshire,...

Highlighting U.S. air quality support at TEDxChiangMai

Partners at Chiang Mai University (CMU) highlighted the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs-supported Building Air Quality Monitoring Capacity in Southeast Asia program at TEDxChiangMai, Nov. 27. The implementer, RTI International,...

Firefighters visit Embassy London art exhibition

Embassy London in conjunction with the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations’ Office of Cultural Heritage developed a temporary art exhibition titled, “And Yet We Rise,” which opened Sept. 1. It shares cultural objects from...

Azerbaijan green diplomacy honors staff

To recognize the more than 335 locally employed (LE) staff at Embassy Baku, the post’s American staff donated money to purchase olive trees for each Azerbaijani staff member. Ambassador Lee Litzenberger, along with American...

Embassy Lomé briefs Togo leadership on information technology program

Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Acting Chief Executive Officer Mahmoud Bah and their Senior Policy Officer Patrick Malarkey visited Togo, Nov. 29-30. Their visit was aimed at reinvigorating Togo’s dedication to, and implementation of, its...
The picturesque colonial city of Granada abuts beautiful Lake Nicaragua, a habitat for freshwater bull sharks as well as many bird species living on Las Isletas, a group of 365 diminutive islands dotted throughout the lake. Photo by SL-Photography

Managua

The picturesque colonial city of Granada abuts beautiful Lake Nicaragua, a habitat for freshwater bull sharks as well as many bird species living on Las Isletas, a group of 365 diminutive islands dotted throughout...

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