Under Secretary for Management hosts town hall

Newly appointed Under Secretary of State for Management (M) Brian J. Bulatao hosted his first town hall in the Dean Acheson Auditorium in Washington, Aug. 8. Bulatao discussed his guiding principles, leadership expectations and...
Approximately 2,000 students attend the Nicaraguan-American Alumni University Fair sponsored by Embassy Managua at the Centro Cultural Nicaragüense Norteamericano binational center, May 17. Photo by Gil Fiallos

Mission Nicaragua hosts first-ever U.S. Alumni Fair

By Evangeline Taylor The Centro Cultural Nicaragüense Norteamericano binational center was abuzz, May 17, with nearly 2,000 Nicaraguan students who were eager to engage with Embassy Managua personnel and learn more about U.S. colleges and...
Courtney Colbert from the Family Liaison Office discusses the life cycle of an evacuation during an evacuation and drawdown panel at the Foreign Service Institute, August 5. Photo by Luis A. Jimenez Jr.

Evacuation Support

By Wyokemia Joyner Evacuations from post are certainly not new to the Department of State. Since 1988, the Department has managed more than 350 evacuations in regions around the world. Some of those evacuations have...
Ambassador Thomas Hushek along with members of the regional security office at Embassy Juba and members from contract company Triple Canopy, present an award to Worldwide Protective Services Shift Leader Shawn Meyers (front row, second from right) for his well-planned and executed mission to Boma-Bandingilo National Park in June. Photo courtesy of Embassy Juba

DSS provides support for challenging missions in South Sudan

By James Miller Throughout the past year, the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) regional security office at Embassy Juba has provided security support for more than 40 flyaway missions in South Sudan. These missions enable...

U.S. responds to food insecurity in Zimbabwe

Embassy Zimbabwe and USAID are providing food assistance to an estimated 360,880 rural Zimbabweans in response to the critical food security situation during the upcoming lean season, between October 2019 and March 2020, in...
Fourth from right: Ambassador Harry B. Harris Jr. meets with North Korean defector students during the 2019 launch of the U.S. Embassy’s English Access Program. Photo courtesy of Embassy Seoul

A Defector’s Journey

By Alexandra Langford Many defectors from North Korea brave journeys of thousands of miles, hazardous crossings, years of hardship apart from their families and the threat of exploitation and repatriation in their perilous flight to...

New IRM service helps employees regain access

In order to streamline the frustrating experience of resetting a forgotten password, the Bureau of Information Resource Management (IRM) has launched a new service called Self-Service Password Reset (SSPR). SSPR can help in quickly...
AVC Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas G. DiNanno inspects a Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile launch facility at Minot Air Force Base, N.D, June 2019. AVC participation in nuclear deterrence assurance dialogues with key U.S. allies underscores our mutual defense commitments. Photo courtesy of AVC

Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance

Above: AVC Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas G. DiNanno inspects a Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile launch facility at Minot Air Force Base, N.D, June 2019. AVC participation in nuclear deterrence assurance dialogues with key...

Built Together

Above: Artist’s rendering of the new chancery building. Image courtesy of the Bureau of Overseas Building Operations By Rob Force This year marks the 70th anniversary of bilateral relations between the United States and Indonesia and...
Conservators, civil engineers and stonecutters from three ASEAN countries work together to conserve the Shwe-nandaw Kyaung monastery in Mandalay, Burma. Photo by Jeff Allen

Historic preservation creates opportunity

By Jennifer Schuett Situated in the heart of Burma, Mandalay is the country’s last royal capital, a bustling economic hub in the Indo-Pacific region and the site of an Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP)...

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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 Claudia de Vieytez. de Vieytez smiles on the right.