The F-DATA team and other F colleagues attend a virtual farewell gathering for former Managing Director for Planning, Performance, and Systems Gordon Weynand (third row down, second from left), July 29. Photo by Amin Vafa

Data, Transparency, and Accountability

By Amin Vafa In early March, as the number of cases of individuals with coronavirus surged past 400,000 worldwide, the U.S. government announced $274 million in emergency foreign assistance to combat the pandemic, a figure...
From left: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo receives a demonstration of the capabilities of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research’s (INR) new digital dissemination platform, Tempo, from INR Assistant Secretary Ellen E. McCarthy, and INR Chief Information Officer and Technology and Innovation Office Director, Geoff Fowler, Sept. 22. State Department photo

INR celebrates 75th anniversary

By Sarath Ganji The Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR) is the nation’s oldest civilian intelligence agency—one with a legacy of innovation. That legacy began in 1945 when President Harry S. Truman transferred the scholarly...

Panjakent joins Strong Cities Network

Municipal officials and civil society representatives from cities across Central Asia attended the Strong Cities Network (SCN) regional workshop in Almaty, Kazakhstan, December 2019. Representatives from Panjakent, Tajikistan’s city administration and civil society attended...
One of the most popular venues for cherry blossom viewing in the spring is in Meguro River, Tokyo. Cherry blossoms are symbolic of the diplomatic friendship between the United States and Japan​. ​Photo by Makoto_Honda

Planning Pioneers

One of the most popular venues for cherry blossom viewing in the spring is in Meguro River, Tokyo. Cherry blossoms are symbolic of the diplomatic friendship between the United States and Japan​. ​Photo by...

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