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‘Model diplomats’: State Dept. honors Foreign Service families’ volunteer work overseas

Ambassadors and diplomats aren’t the only ones who further the mission of the State Department’s Foreign Service.

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State Dept. CDO makes diversity top management priority under data strategy

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(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)Secretary of State Antony Blinken listens during the Quad summit with President Joe Biden, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, in the East Room of the White House, Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

State Dept. highlights workforce goals as part of ‘historic’ modernization strategy

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(Tom Brenner/Pool via AP)Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks with meeting with Chile's Foreign Minister Andres Allamand, Friday, July 16, 2021, at the State Department in Washington. (Tom Brenner/Pool via AP)

Former State Department leaders urge Congress to address chronic Foreign Service workforce challenges

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State Department seeks largest hiring surge in a decade under Biden budget

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‘Diplomacy is a dangerous occupation’ — State Dept adds 71 names to memorial wall

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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)The Harry S. Truman Building, headquarters for the State Department, is seen in Washington, Monday, March 9, 2009. (AP Photo/J.  Scott Applewhite)

State Dept adds 1,200 to Foreign Service ranks under Democrats’ $12B budget plan

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Biden makes cybersecurity ‘top priority’ in national security guidance

Following the SolarWinds breach, the Interim National Security Strategic Guidance seeks to impose “substantial costs through cyber and noncyber means”…

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(U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr./Department of Defense via AP)In this Feb. 9, 2021 photo provided by the Department of Defense, Hickam 15th Medical Group host the first COVID-19 mass vaccination on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. By the thousands, U.S. service members are refusing or putting off the COVID-19 vaccine, as frustrated commanders scramble to knock down internet rumors and find the right pitch that will convince troops to take the shot. Some Army units are seeing as few as a third agree to the vaccine, others are higher. (U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr./Department of Defense via AP)

More vaccination sites staffed by military get up and running

In today’s Federal Newscast, mass vaccination sites staffed by active duty military members are now up and running in three more cities, with more set…

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(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)President Joe Biden speaks about foreign policy, at the State Department, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden urges State Department employees to feel ‘empowered’ to do their jobs

In his first visit to the State Department’s HQ during his administration, Biden told a new class of Foreign Service officers, joining virtually, that he would focus on ensuring they feel “trusted and empowered.”

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