The F-DATA team and other F colleagues attend a virtual farewell gathering for former Managing Director for Planning, Performance, and Systems Gordon Weynand (third row down, second from left), July 29. Photo by Amin Vafa

Data, Transparency, and Accountability

By Amin Vafa In early March, as the number of cases of individuals with coronavirus surged past 400,000 worldwide, the U.S. government announced $274 million...
Illustration by Elisabeth Schettle

GTM Diversity and Inclusion Unit

By Melissa Ledesma-Leese   To meet its diplomatic mission more effectively, the Department of State is working on a comprehensive diversity and inclusion strategy that will...
Assistant Secretary Ellen McCarthy (center in pink jacket) and members of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR) during their annual Cherry Blossom Walk in Washington, 2019. Photo courtesy of INR

Bureau of Intelligence and Research

By Sarath K. Ganji  On a brisk winter morning in New York City, W. Park Armstrong was dispatched to the U.N. Secretariat Building to deliver...
The International Disability Rights policy team includes, from left: Foreign Affairs Officer Lynne Madnick, Special Advisor Ann Cody, and Foreign Affairs Officer Charlie Kellett. Photo by Robin Smith

International Disability Rights

By Charlie Kellett Disability rights are human rights. As the United Nations’ (U.N.) Universal Declaration of Human Rights states, all human beings are born free...
Team members of the Office of Multilateral Nuclear and Security Affairs in the C Street lobby of the Harry S. Truman Building, Feb. 18. Photo by Luis A. Jimenez Jr.

The Office of Multilateral Nuclear and Security Affairs

By Janet Chen The global nuclear nonproliferation regime is fundamental to long-term American security. Within the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, the Office of...
The Office of Conservation and Water’s 20-person team works to protect nature for people’s benefit worldwide, while also supporting the U.S. private sector. Photo by Amanda J. Richard

Office of Conservation and Water

By Annie Arbuthnot Tigers poached in India, trees illegally felled in Peru, seeds stored in Morocco, and the quality of drinking water in Southeast Asia...
The Office of Global Partnerships is a small team working to advance private sector engagement across the Department. Photo courtesy of the Office of Global Partnerships

Office of Global Partnerships

By Megan Soller The Office of Global Partnerships (GP), a small office in the Department of State that has existed for more than a decade,...
The Office of Casualty Assistance team (from left) Deputy Director Shannan O’Bryan, Director Kirk Leach, and Program Specialist Tonyia Warren. Photo by Amanda J. Richard

The Office of Casualty Assistance

by Kirk Leach The Office of Casualty Assistance (OCA) was established within the Bureau of Human Resources (HR) in 1999 in the aftermath of the...