Foreign Service

(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. IG raises ‘favoritism’ concerns within Foreign Service promotion boards

Employees at an office within the State Department’s human resources bureau frequently awarded family members, friends and acquaintances with paid positions…

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USAID’s first DEI director starting with demographic data for recruits, promotions

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How one big State Department bureau is updating its approach to cybersecurity

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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)

An inside look at the State Department during a war in Europe

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

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DoD looking into what happens if the most important briefcase in the world goes missing

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

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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)

‘Every day is different’ — State Dept. IT fellows get unique start to Foreign Service careers

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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)

Steadying the foreign policy ship after a change in administration

Foreign policy shifts back and forth from administration to administration, sometimes violently. So how do the diplomats manage to convey stability of…

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William Joseph Burns

Biden chooses veteran diplomat Burns as CIA director

President-elect Joe Biden has chosen veteran diplomat William Burns to be his CIA director

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(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, file photo, Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Syria. Blinken is the leading contender to become President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for secretary of state, according to multiple people familiar with the Biden team's planning. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Biden signals sharp shift from Trump with Cabinet picks

President-elect Joe Biden is tapping Obama-era officials for top national security positions

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