Rex Tillerson

(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)

State Dept seeks to overcome ‘stunning loss of expertise’ from Trump hiring freeze

As the Biden administration gets up and running, the president’s pick to run the State Department sees an opportunity to revitalize its workforce.

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State DepartmentDaniel B. Smith, FSI, State Department

Amid pending reorganization efforts, State Dept. launches new training, awards

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U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo shake hands with former Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger at the Department's 230th anniversary celebration at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on July 29, 2019. [State Department photo by Ron Przysucha/Public Domain]

Pompeo rallies State Department workforce on ‘professional ethos’ as agency turns 230

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Heather Nauert

Heather Nauert likely to be quizzed on her diplomatic resume

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Whistleblower: White House, State Department officials sought removal of career employees not ‘supportive’ of Trump

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Rex Tillerson

Tillerson to reshuffle State Dept. cyber offices, but GOP lawmakers have other plans

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diversity

State Department preparing to elevate diversity ‘to the next level’

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Ryan Zinke

Zinke sends recommendations for national monuments to White House

In today’s Federal Newscast, after being asked to review 27 nationally designated monuments, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke presents his ideas to…

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson/(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)Rex Tilerson

State Department employees frustrated over looming budget, workforce cuts

More than 35,000 State Department employees voiced concerns to management about some of the changes being proposed under its agency reorganization.

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Rex Tillerson

Despite concerns over cyber diplomacy, State works to align internal efforts

The State Department quietly launched a new Cyber and Technology Security (CTS) directorate, which falls within the Diplomatic Security Service, to address threats and vulnerabilities for embassies, consulates and foreign affairs officers.

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