Opening photo: Dr. Lee Schwartz, back center, the geographer of the Department of State and GGI office director, stands with members of the INR/GGI team. | Photo by Isaac D. Pacheco

Office of the Geographer and Global Issues

By Leo Dillon Geography is more than maps; it is a discipline that examines change of a wide variety of topics over space and time....
The International Disability Rights policy team includes, from left: Foreign Affairs Officer Lynne Madnick, Special Advisor Ann Cody, and Foreign Affairs Officer Charlie Kellett. Photo by Robin Smith

International Disability Rights

By Charlie Kellett Disability rights are human rights. As the United Nations’ (U.N.) Universal Declaration of Human Rights states, all human beings are born free...

Office of Global Social Media

Opening illustration: The Department of State’s flagship social media accounts communicate foreign policy priorities to a global audience. Images of tweets from flagship @StateDept,...
The Office of Conservation and Water’s 20-person team works to protect nature for people’s benefit worldwide, while also supporting the U.S. private sector. Photo by Amanda J. Richard

Office of Conservation and Water

By Annie Arbuthnot Tigers poached in India, trees illegally felled in Peru, seeds stored in Morocco, and the quality of drinking water in Southeast Asia...
An endangered green sea turtle swimming in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean. Photo by Shane Myers

The Office of Marine Conservation

An endangered green sea turtle swimming in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean. Photo by Shane Myers By Tanya Brothen Affectionately referred to as the...
Team members of the Office of Multilateral Nuclear and Security Affairs in the C Street lobby of the Harry S. Truman Building, Feb. 18. Photo by Luis A. Jimenez Jr.

The Office of Multilateral Nuclear and Security Affairs

By Janet Chen The global nuclear nonproliferation regime is fundamental to long-term American security. Within the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, the Office of...
From left: Broadcast Engineers Ron Depas and Frank Maketa monitor feeds from the Broadcast Division’s studio master control room during the recording of an event during the secretary’s virtual trip to Africa, April 2021. Photo courtesy of GPA Video

The Office of Video

From left: Broadcast Engineers Ron Depas and Frank Maketa monitor feeds from the Broadcast Division’s studio master control room during the recording of an...

Office of Organization and Talent Analytics

The Office of Organization and Talent Analytics’s staff, front row, from left: Paul Gilmore, Veronica Lange, Nakiea Dade, Marianne Grady, Anisha Anderson, Valencia Ford,...

Regional Procurement Support Office

By Jamie M. Fleischhacker The Regional Procurement Support Office (RPSO) is a forward-based activity of the Bureau of Administration’s Office of the Procurement Executive (OPE)...
Teams are an integral part of Watch culture and form the backbone of fast-paced task forces. Members of the Ops team (from left) Carolina Ardon Ayala, Christopher Bodington, Jared Yancey, Elaine Kelley, John Ambrose and Betsy Bennion stand outside their office. Photo by James Kaelin

Operations Center

By Carolina Ardon Ayala, Elizabeth Bennion, Elaine Kelley and Luke Meinzen Established in 1961, the Operations Center, or Ops, is an excellent introduction to Washington,...