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...
From left: Project Director for Overseas Buildings Operations James Cuilla, Qatar Director of the American Affairs Department Ambassador Essa Mohamed Al-Mannai, Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Brian McKeon, Director of Engineering and General Services Ambassador Ismail Ali Abdulla Al-Emadi, Chargé d’Affaires Ian McCary, and Michael Kowalski Procurement engineer and design manager at American International Contractors, Inc. break ground on the new embassy campus in Doha, May 9. Photo courtesy of Embassy Doha

OBO breaks ground on new U.S. embassy building in Doha

By Evan Lewis Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Brian McKeon, joined Chargé d’Affaires Ian McCary, May 9, for a groundbreaking ceremony marking the start of construction on the new U.S. embassy in...

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Federal News Network interviews D-MR about Department Access Center

Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources (D-MR) Brian McKeon (right) visited the Department of State’s Access Center with Federal News Network reporter Jory Heckman (left), April 22. The Access Center is a multipurpose, multifunctional...
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...
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...

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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...
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...
Ambassador Larry André Jr. (right center) provides closing remarks at the Somali National Weapons and Ammunition Management Coordination Meeting in Mogadishu, March 20. Photo courtesy of the Somali Office of National Security

U.S. and Somalia partner to save lives

By Oznur Alturk Embassy Mogadishu’s interagency participation in Somalia’s National Weapons and Ammunition Management (WAM) Coordination Meeting reiterated the U.S. government’s strong commitment to increasing security and assisting the Somali government with peacebuilding efforts to...

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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 Kasirat "Bo" Villa. Villa smiles on the right.