Future Vision

By Heather McHugh In support of President Joe Biden’s Executive Order on Transforming Federal Customer Experience and Service Delivery to Rebuild Trust in the Government, the Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA) realized a major milestone,...

Protecting Paradise

Small boats cut through crystalline water off San Pedro as seen in an aerial view of Ambergris Caye. Photo by Isaac D. Pacheco By Vincent Lowney and Kevin Nelson As the backdrop to a stunning array...
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright (back row center) and the U.S. delegation to the U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, September 1995. Photo courtesy of the White House

Powerful Voices

Secretary of State Madeleine Albright (back row center) and the U.S. delegation to the U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, September 1995. Photo courtesy of the White House By Cait Dallaire Former Secretary of...
Then-Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Global Talent Carol Z. Perez records remarks for Foreign Affairs Day, April 19. Photo by Isaac D. Pacheco

Time Honored Tradition

Then-Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Global Talent Carol Z. Perez records remarks for Foreign Affairs Day, April 19. Photo by Isaac D. Pacheco By Amanda McCarthy  Welcoming retirees and recognizing their service...
Kingston lights up as the sun sets over Jamaica. Photo by Craig F Scott

Kingston

By Courtney Preston-McLain, Beth Dalton, and Michelle Mason With pristine white sand beaches, lush waterfalls, and misty, vegetation-covered mountains, the island of Jamaica’s natural beauty captivates the eye and attracts adventure-loving and luxury-seeking visitors from...
Retirements

Retirements | June 2022

Civil Service Bedi, Kristin T.Bennett, Bruce W.Berger, Kevin E.Bowlby, David L.Coker, Elizabeth A.Cook, Gaisha R.Feagans, Margaret W.Flynn, Keith F.Forte, Timothy S.Fuentes, Winnie J.Gallagher, Dennis J.Gillmore, Shirley J.Harvey, Kim M.Jones, Anthony T.Kardosh, Raghida Koutsis, Maude G.Lyew, Lloyd...
Winners, honorable mentions, and nominees of the inaugural Data for Diplomacy Awards came from more than 40 Department of State bureaus and posts across the globe. Image courtesy of the Office of Management Strategy and Solutions

Department’s data maturity reaches key milestone

By Matthew Graviss The Department of State’s first-ever Enterprise Data Strategy (EDS) was a paradigm shift toward a data-driven culture, and the strategy implementation phase began in October 2021. Since then, multifaceted efforts to leverage...

Ambassador meets with refugees and front-line responders of Ukraine crisis

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield (left) traveled to Moldova and Romania, April 4-5, where she met with refugees, as well as U.N. and government officials leading the frontline response to the...

Embassy Bujumbura promotes socio-economic empowerment

Ambassador Melanie Higgins (front, third from left) joined program participants at the Ministry of Gender and U.N. Population Fund in the official launch of the “Nje Mu Bandi” Center in Burundi, March 25. The...

Ambassador meets with Japanese film writer and director

Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel (center) and his wife Amy Rule (left) congratulated Hamaguchi Ryusuke (second from left), director of the 2022 Oscar winning Best International Feature Film, “Drive My Car,” during his visit...

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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, Brian Taylor. Taylor smiles on the right.