FSI launches new learning management system

By L. David Tigreros, PMP, CISSP The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) announced the launch of FSiLearn, the Department of State’s newest online learning platform, Nov. 9, 2020. FSiLearn boasts a robust suite of tools and...
The Embassy Quito team, (from left) Criminal Fraud Investigator Alvaro Sanchez, Assistant Regional Security Officer–Investigations Rylan Hussey, Health Unit Administrator Andrea Espinosa, Medical Practitioner Glenda Siegrist, and Registered Nurse Yolanda Garcia, organized a trafficking in persons awareness presentation for Ecuadorian medical professionals, Dec. 9, 2020. Photo by David Bright

Embassy Quito hosts TIP presentations for Ecuadoran health professionals

By Glenda Siegrist, DNP, MAC, NP-C “Eighty percent of all victims of trafficking see a health care provider,” said Director of Hope for Justice Richard Schoeberl, Ph.D., during a recent conference hosted by his NGO—which...
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...
A panoramic view of the historical center of Minsk. Photo by karp5

Minsk

By Jeffrey Cole Belarus—strategically located between the European Union to the west, Russia to the east, and Ukraine to the south—is a country in transition. Since the fraudulent presidential election, Aug. 9, 2020, a longtime...
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...

OBO breaks ground for reimagined embassy campus in New Delhi

The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) broke ground on the new Embassy New Delhi compound, Jan. 8. India’s Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri (at podium), Delhi Deputy Chief...

Embassy Freetown supports youth soccer

Ambassador Maria Brewer (left) joined Sierra Leonean and international soccer star Kei Kamara, who plays as a striker for Minnesota United Football Club, to encourage youth at a soccer clinic in Freetown sponsored by...

INL donates PPE to Ecuador

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Online to Real World

By Alicia Carter When Dan Sheerin, 61, began interning at the Department of State in 1980, employees’ use of office automation mainly consisted of dictating machines and electric typewriters. The newly arriving computers were clunky,...

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