Dr. Jen Welter demonstrates ladder drills during a Facebook Live event hosted by the Sports Diplomacy Division, May 6.

Sports Diplomacy hosts virtual fitness sessions

The Department of State’s Sports Diplomacy Division featured Jen Welter, the first female coach in the National Football League and former defensive specialist in the Alliance of American Football, for an interactive Facebook Live...
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2019 Promotion Planning and Statistics

By Frank Garcia, and Francisco Trigo Each year, the Bureau of Global Talent Management’s Office of Organization and Talent Analytics (GTM/OTA) uses a sophisticated computer model to project promotion opportunities for each skill and grade...

Retirements | June 2020

Civil Service Barnes, Latania M.Blackwood, Ann S.Conley, Brian W.Denis, Denise D.Fitch, Susan M.Lunsford, Tracey F.Merced, Debbie M.Meyers, Christine N.Oberholzer, Dan R.Waldo, Robin E.Williams, Douglas Foreign Service Austin, Monique C.Baluyut, Louis T.Blaker, Scott N.Citron, David L.Cleary, Colin M.Conord,...
Award winners stand on the stage at the GIST Awards Ceremony during the 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in The Hague, Netherlands, June 2019. Photo by Genesis Lodise

Connecting Innovators

By Alexis Lennon and Sarah Staton The American economy was built on innovation. Today, industry-transforming innovation can come from anywhere in the world. For American businesses, it is important to be able to find and...
A beautiful cathedral and colorful architecture lines the skies in downtown Mérida. Photo by DouglasDepies


By Ian Parker Since 1843, the U.S. Consulate General in Mérida has promoted trade and protected American citizens in the Yucatán Peninsula, an area in southeast Mexico with 700 miles of coastline. American consuls have...
Olympic swimmer Anthony Ervin conducts a swim clinic in Setagaya, Tokyo, as part of Mission Japan's Go for Gold program, Aug. 2019. Photo by Ken Katsurayama

Postponed Games

By Gary Schaefer and Paul Bergen

NMAD releases new online exhibit

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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 Jennifer Tierney. Tierney smiles on the right.