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The United States
United States
Department of State (DOS),[3] often referred to as the State Department, is the United States
United States
federal executive department that advises the President and represents the country in international affairs and foreign policy issues.[4] Equivalent to the foreign ministry of other countries, the State Department is responsible for the international relations of the United States, negotiates treaties and agreements with foreign entities, and represents the United States
United States
at the United Nations. The Department was created in 1789 and was the first executive department established.[5] The Department is headquartered in the Harry S Truman Building
Harry S Truman Building
located at 2201 C Street, NW, Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
20520, a few blocks away from the White House
White House
in the Foggy Bottom
Foggy Bottom
neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The Department operates the diplomatic missions of the United States abroad and is responsible for implementing the foreign policy of the United States
United States
and U.S. diplomacy efforts. The Department is also the depository for more than 200 multilateral treaties. The Department is led by the Secretary of State, who is nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate and is a member of the Cabinet. The Secretary of State is the first Cabinet official in the order of precedence and in the presidential line of succession, after the Vice President of the United States, Speaker of the House of Representatives, President pro tempore of the Senate. John J. Sullivan, current Deputy Secretary of State, has been performing the duties as Secretary of State after Rex Tillerson
Rex Tillerson
was dismissed by President Trump on March 13, 2018. His official day as Acting Secretary began on April 1, 2018. Tillerson's last day was March 31, 2018.[6]

Contents

1 History 2 Duties and responsibilities 3 Organization

3.1 Core activities 3.2 Secretary of State

3.2.1 Staff 3.2.2 Other agencies

4 Diplomats in Residence 5 The Fulbright Program 6 Jefferson Science Fellows Program 7 Franklin Fellows Program 8 Department of State Air Wing 9 Expenditures

9.1 Audit of expenditures

10 Central Foreign Policy File 11 Freedom of Information Act processing performance 12 Other 13 See also 14 Notes and references 15 External links

History[edit]

Old State Department building in Washington, D.C., c. 1865

The U.S. Constitution, drafted in Philadelphia
Philadelphia
in September 1787 and ratified by the 13 states the following year, gave the President the responsibility for the conduct of the nation's foreign relations. The House of Representatives and Senate approved legislation to establish a Department of Foreign Affairs on July 21, 1789, and President Washington signed it into law on July 27, making the Department of Foreign Affairs the first federal agency to be created under the new Constitution.[7] This legislation remains the basic law of the Department of State. In September 1789, additional legislation changed the name of the agency to the Department of State and assigned to it a variety of domestic duties. These responsibilities grew to include management of the United States Mint, keeper of the Great Seal of the United States, and the taking of the census. President George Washington
George Washington
signed the new legislation on September 15.[8] Most of these domestic duties of the Department of State were eventually turned over to various new Federal departments and agencies that were established during the 19th century. However, the Secretary of State still retains a few domestic responsibilities, such as being the keeper of the Great Seal and being the officer to whom a President or Vice President of the United States
United States
wishing to resign must deliver an instrument in writing declaring the decision to resign. On September 29, 1789, President Washington appointed Thomas Jefferson of Virginia, then Minister to France, to be the first United States Secretary of State.[9] John Jay
John Jay
had been serving in as Secretary of Foreign Affairs as a holdover from the Confederation since before Washington had taken office and would continue in that capacity until Jefferson returned from Europe many months later. From 1790 to 1800, the State Department had its headquarters in Philadelphia, the capital of the United States
United States
at the time. It occupied a building at Church and Fifth Streets (although, for a short period during which a yellow fever epidemic ravaged the city, it resided in the New Jersey State House
New Jersey State House
in Trenton, New Jersey).[10] In 1800, it moved from Philadelphia
Philadelphia
to Washington, D.C., where it first occupied the Treasury Building[10] and then the Seven Buildings
Seven Buildings
at 19th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue.[11] It moved into the Six Buildings in September 1800, where it remained until May 1801.[12] It moved into the War Office Building due west of the White House
White House
in May 1801.[13] It occupied the Treasury Building from September 1819 to November 1866,[14] except for the period from September 1814 to April 1816 (during which it occupied a structure at G and 18th streets NW while the Treasury Building was repaired).[13] It then occupied the Washington City Orphan Home from November 1866 to July 1875.[15] It moved to the State, War, and Navy Building in 1875.[16] Since May 1947, it has occupied the Harry S. Truman Building
Harry S. Truman Building
in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington; the State Department is therefore sometimes metonymically referred to as "Foggy Bottom."[17][18][19] Madeleine Albright
Madeleine Albright
became the first woman to become the United States Secretary of State and the first foreign-born woman to serve in the Cabinet when she was appointed Secretary of State in 1997. Condoleezza Rice became the second female secretary of state in 2005. Hillary Clinton became the third female secretary of state when she was appointed in 2009. In 2014, the State Department began expanding into the Navy Hill Complex across 23rd Street NW from the Truman Building.[20] A joint venture consisting of the architectural firms of Goody, Clancy and the Louis Berger Group
Louis Berger Group
won a $2.5 million contract in January 2014 to begin planning the renovation of the buildings on the 11.8 acres (48,000 m2) Navy Hill campus, which housed the World War II headquarters of the Office of Strategic Services
Office of Strategic Services
and was the first headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency.[21] Duties and responsibilities[edit]

Armed Department of State security agents accompany U.S. Ambassador Deane Hinton in El Salvador
El Salvador
in the early 1980s.

The Executive Branch and the U.S. Congress have constitutional responsibilities for U.S. foreign policy. Within the Executive Branch, the Department of State is the lead U.S. foreign affairs agency, and its head, the Secretary of State, is the President's principal foreign policy advisor. The Department advances U.S. objectives and interests in the world through its primary role in developing and implementing the President's foreign policy. It also provides an array of important services to U.S. citizens and to foreigners seeking to visit or immigrate to the United States. All foreign affairs activities—U.S. representation abroad, foreign assistance programs, countering international crime, foreign military training programs, the services the Department provides, and more—are paid for by the foreign affairs budget, which represents little more than 1% of the total federal budget. As stated by the Department of State, its purpose includes:

Protecting and assisting U.S. citizens living or traveling abroad; Assisting U.S. businesses in the international marketplace; Coordinating and providing support for international activities of other U.S. agencies (local, state, or federal government), official visits overseas and at home, and other diplomatic efforts. Keeping the public informed about U.S. foreign policy and relations with other countries and providing feedback from the public to administration officials. Providing automobile registration for non-diplomatic staff vehicles and the vehicles of diplomats of foreign countries having diplomatic immunity in the United States.[22]

The Department of State conducts these activities with a civilian workforce, and normally uses the Foreign Service personnel system for positions that require service abroad. Employees may be assigned to diplomatic missions abroad to represent The United States, analyze and report on political, economic, and social trends; adjudicate visas; and respond to the needs of U.S. citizens abroad. The U.S. maintains diplomatic relations with about 180 countries and maintains relations with many international organizations, adding up to a total of more than 250 posts around the world. In the United States, about 5,000 professional, technical, and administrative employees work compiling and analyzing reports from overseas, providing logistical support to posts, communicating with the American public, formulating and overseeing the budget, issuing passports and travel warnings, and more. In carrying out these responsibilities, the Department of State works in close coordination with other federal agencies, including the Department of Defense, the Department of the Treasury, and the Department of Commerce. As required by the principle of checks and balances, the Department also consults with Congress about foreign policy initiatives and policies. Organization[edit] Core activities[edit] The DOS promotes and protects the interests of American citizens by (1) 'Promoting peace and stability in regions of vital interest'; (2) 'Creating jobs at home by opening markets abroad'; (3) 'Helping developing nations establish investment and export opportunities'; and (4) 'Bringing nations together and forging partnerships to address global problems, such as terrorism, the spread of communicable diseases, cross-border pollution, humanitarian crises, nuclear smuggling, and narcotics trafficking.'[23] BioPrepWatch reported that, on May 30, 2013, the State Department submitted the Country Reports on Terrorism 2012 to Congress. Most terrorist attacks have been decentralized and target the Middle East countries. There have been no other reports that have previously talked about this topic, but the biggest shifts in terrorism in 2012 included an increase in state-sponsored terrorism in Iran. The State Department states the best way to counter international terrorist attacks is to work with international partners to cut funding, strengthen law-enforcing institutions and eliminate terrorist safe havens.[24] Secretary of State[edit] The Secretary of State is the chief executive officer of the Department of State and a member of the Cabinet that answers directly to, and advises, the President of the United States. The secretary organizes and supervises the entire department and its staff. Staff[edit] See also: United States
United States
Under Secretary of State

United States
United States
Deputy Secretary of State: The Deputy Secretary (with the Chief of Staff, Executive Secretariat, and the Under Secretary for Management) assists the Secretary in the overall management of the department. Reporting to the Deputy Secretary are the six Under Secretaries and the counselor, along with several staff offices:

Chief of Staff

Organizational chart of the U.S. Department of State

Executive Secretariat Office of Global Intergovernmental Affairs National Foreign Affairs Training Center (which houses the Foreign Service Institute) Office of the Legal Adviser Office of the Inspector General Office of Management Policy Office of Protocol Office of the Science and Technology Adviser Office of the Senior Advisor for Civil Society and Emerging Democracies Office of Global Women's Issues Bureau of Intelligence and Research Bureau of Legislative Affairs Bureau of Budget and Planning Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs: The fourth-ranking State Department official. Becomes Acting Secretary in the absence of the Secretary of State and the two Deputy Secretaries of State. This position is responsible for bureaus, headed by Assistant Secretaries, coordinating American diplomacy around the world:

Bureau of African Affairs Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Bureau of International Organization Affairs Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs

Under Secretary of State for Management:[25] The principal adviser to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary on matters relating to the allocation and use of Department's budget, physical property, and personnel. This position is responsible for bureaus, headed by Assistant Secretaries, planning the day-to-day administration of the Department and proposing institutional reform and modernization:

Bureau of Administration

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton
is greeted by Department employees during her arrival on her first day.

Bureau of Consular Affairs

Office of Children's Issues

Bureau of Diplomatic Security
Bureau of Diplomatic Security
(DS)

U.S. Diplomatic Security Service
Diplomatic Security Service
(DSS) Office of Foreign Missions

Bureau of Human Resources Bureau of Information Resource Management Bureau of Medical Services [26] [27] Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Director of Diplomatic Reception Rooms Foreign Service Institute Office of Management Policy, Rightsizing, and Innovation Office of White House
White House
Liaison

Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment: The senior economic advisor for the Secretary and Deputy Secretary on international economic policy. This position is responsible for bureaus, headed by Assistant Secretaries, dealing with trade, agriculture, aviation, and bilateral trade relations with America's economic partners:

Bureau of Economic and Business
Business
Affairs Bureau of Energy Resources Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Office of the Science and Technology Adviser[28] Office of the Chief Economist

Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy
Diplomacy
and Public Affairs: This Under Secretary leads functions that were formerly assigned to the United States
United States
Information Agency but were integrated into the State Department by the 1999 reorganization. This position manages units that handle the department's public communications and seek to burnish the image of the United States
United States
around the world:

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

Internet Access and Training Program

Bureau of Public Affairs

Spokesperson for the United States
United States
Department of State Office of the Historian United States
United States
Diplomacy
Diplomacy
Center

Bureau of International Information Programs Office of Policy, Planning, and Resources for Public Diplomacy
Diplomacy
and Public Affairs

Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs: This Under Secretary coordinates the Department's role in U.S. military assistance. Since the 1996 reorganization, this Under Secretary also oversees the functions of the formerly independent Arms Control and Disarmament Agency.

Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation Bureau of Political-Military Affairs Bureau of Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance

Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights: This Under Secretary leads the Department's efforts to prevent and counter threats to civilian security and advises the Secretary of State on matters related to governance, democracy, and human rights.

Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations

Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization

Bureau of Counterterrorism Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration Office of Global Criminal Justice Office of Global Youth Issues Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons Global Engagement Center[29]

Counselor: Ranking with the Under Secretaries, the Counselor is the Secretary's and Deputy Secretary's special advisor and consultant on major problems of foreign policy. The Counselor provides guidance to the appropriate bureaus with respect to such matters, conducts special international negotiations and consultations, and undertakes special assignments from time to time as directed by the Secretary.

Office of Global AIDS
AIDS
Coordinator: President's main task force to combat global AIDS. The Global AIDS
AIDS
Coordinator reports directly to the Secretary of State.

Other agencies[edit] Since the 1996 reorganization, the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), while leading an independent agency, has also reported to the Secretary of State, as does the United States
United States
Ambassador to the United Nations. Diplomats in Residence[edit]

Map showing the 16 regions represented by Diplomats in Residence

Diplomats in Residence
Diplomats in Residence
are career Foreign Service Officers and Specialists located throughout the U.S. who provide guidance and advice on careers, internships, and fellowships to students and professionals in the communities they serve. Diplomats in Residence represent 16 population-based regions that encompass the United States.[30] The Fulbright Program[edit] The Fulbright Program, including the Fulbright–Hays Program, is a program of competitive, merit-based grants for international educational exchange for students, scholars, teachers, professionals, scientists and artists, founded by United States
United States
Senator J. William Fulbright in 1946. Under the Fulbright Program, competitively selected U.S. citizens may become eligible for scholarships to study, conduct research, or exercise their talents abroad; and citizens of other countries may qualify to do the same in the United States. The program was established to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States
United States
and other countries through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills. The Fulbright Program provides 8,000 grants annually to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university lecturing, and classroom teaching. In the 2015–16 cycle, 17% and 24% of American applicants were successful in securing research and English Teaching Assistance grants, respectively. However, selectivity and application numbers vary substantially by country and by type of grant. For example, grants were awarded to 30% of Americans applying to teach English in Laos and 50% of applicants to do research in Laos. In contrast, 6% of applicants applying to teach English in Belgium were successful compared to 16% of applicants to do research in Belgium.[31][32] The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs sponsors the Fulbright Program from an annual appropriation from the U.S. Congress. Additional direct and in-kind support comes from partner governments, foundations, corporations, and host institutions both in and outside the U.S.[33] The Fulbright Program is administered by cooperating organizations like the Institute of International Education. It operates in over 160 countries around the world.[34] In each of 49 countries, a bi-national Fulbright Commission administers and oversees the Fulbright Program. In countries without a Fulbright Commission but that have an active program, the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy oversees the Fulbright Program. More than 360,000 persons have participated in the program since it began. Fifty-four Fulbright alumni have won Nobel Prizes;[35] eighty-two have won Pulitzer Prizes.[36] Jefferson Science Fellows Program[edit] The Jefferson Science Fellows Program was established in 2003 by the DoS to establish a new model for engaging the American academic science, technology, engineering and medical communities in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy.[37][38] Franklin Fellows Program[edit] The Franklin Fellows Program was established in 2006 by the DoS to bring in mid-level executives from the private sector and non-profit organizations to advise the Department and to work on projects.[39] Fellows may also work with other government entities, including the Congress, White House, and executive branch agencies, including the Department of Defense, Department of Commerce, and Department of Homeland Security. The program is named in honor of Benjamin Franklin, and aims to bring mid-career professionals to enrich and expand the Department's capabilities. Department of State Air Wing[edit]

Logo of the "Air Wing" of The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL)- Office of Aviation, U.S. Department of State

In 1978, the Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) formed an office to use excess military and government aircraft for support of foreign nations' counter-narcotics operations. The first aircraft used was a crop duster used for eradication of illicit crops in Mexico in cooperation with the local authorities. The separate Air Wing was established in 1986 as use of aviation assets grew in the war on drugs.[40] The aircraft fleet grew from crop spraying aircraft to larger transports and helicopters used to support ground troops and transport personnel. As these operations became more involved in direct combat, a further need for search and rescue and armed escort helicopters was evident. Operations in the 1980s and 1990s were primarily carried out in Colombia, Guatemala, Peru, Bolivia
Bolivia
and Belize. Many aircraft have since been passed on to the governments involved, as they became capable of taking over the operations themselves.[citation needed] Following the events of the September 11 attacks, and the subsequent war on terror, the Air Wing went on to expand their operations from mainly anti-narcotics operations to also support security of United States nationals and interests, primarily in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Safe transport for various diplomatic missions were undertaken, requiring the acquisition of larger aircraft types, such as Sikorsky S-61, Boeing Vertol CH-46, Beechcraft King Air
Beechcraft King Air
and De Haviland DHC-8-300. In 2011, the Air Wing was operating more than 230 aircraft around the world, the main missions still being counter narcotics and transportation of state officials.[40] Expenditures[edit] In FY 2010 the Department of State, together with 'Other International Programs' (for example, USAID), had a combined projected discretionary budget of $51.7 billion.[41] The United States
United States
Federal Budget for Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year
2010, entitled 'A New Era of Responsibility', specifically 'Imposes Transparency on the Budget' for the Department of State.[41] The end-of-year FY 2010 DoS Agency Financial Report, approved by Secretary Clinton on November 15, 2010, showed actual total costs for the year of $27.4 billion.[42] Revenues of $6.0 billion, $2.8 billion of which were earned through the provision of consular and management services, reduced total net cost to $21.4 billion.[42] Total program costs for 'Achieving Peace and Security' were $7.0 billion; 'Governing Justly and Democratically', $0.9 billion; 'Investing in People', $4.6 billion; 'Promoting Economic Growth and Prosperity', $1.5 billion; 'Providing Humanitarian Assistance', $1.8 billion; 'Promoting International Understanding', $2.7 billion; 'Strengthening Consular and Management Capabilities', $4.0 billion; 'Executive Direction and Other Costs Not Assigned', $4.2 billion.[42] Audit of expenditures[edit] The Department of State's independent auditors are Kearney & Company.[43] Since in FY 2009 Kearney & Company qualified its audit opinion, noting material financial reporting weaknesses, the DoS restated its 2009 financial statements in 2010.[43] In its FY 2010 audit report, Kearney & Company provided an unqualified audit opinion while noting significant deficiencies, of controls in relation to financial reporting and budgetary accounting, and of compliance with a number of laws and provisions relating to financial management and accounting requirements.[43] In response the DoS Chief Financial Officer observed that "The Department operates in over 270 locations in 172 countries, while conducting business in 150 currencies and an even larger number of languages ... Despite these complexities, the Department pursues a commitment to financial integrity, transparency, and accountability that is the equal of any large multi-national corporation."[44] Central Foreign Policy File[edit] Since 1973 the primary record keeping system of the Department of State is the Central Foreign Policy File. It consists of copies of official telegrams, airgrams, reports, memorandums, correspondence, diplomatic notes, and other documents related to foreign relations.[45] Over 1,000,000 records spanning the time period from 1973 to 1979 can be accessed online from the National Archives and Records Administration.[46] Freedom of Information Act processing performance[edit] In the latest Center for Effective Government analysis of 15 federal agencies which receive the most Freedom of Information Act (United States) (FOIA) requests published in 2015 (using 2012 and 2013 data, the most recent years available), the State Department was the lowest performer, earning an F by scoring only 37 out of a possible 100 points, i.e. failed the grade, unchanged from 2013. The State Department's score was dismal due to its extremely low processing score of 23 percent, which was completely out of line with any other agency's performance.[47] Other[edit] In 2009, the Department of State was the fourth most desired employer for undergraduates according to BusinessWeek.[48] The Department's blog, started in 2007, is known as Dipnote, and a Twitter
Twitter
account is maintained with the same name. The internal wiki is Diplopedia. The internal suggestion blog within State is called the Sounding Board[49] and their internal professional networking software, "Corridor", is a success.[50][51] Finally, State has embraced e-government, establishing in May 2009 the Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS).[52] In 2009, the State Department launched 21st century statecraft. The U.S. Department of State's official explanation of 21st Century Statecraft is: "complementing traditional foreign policy tools with newly innovated and adapted instruments of statecraft that fully leverage the technologies of our interconnected world."[53] See also[edit]

Government of the United States
United States
portal International relations
International relations
portal

Awards of the United States
United States
Department of State Diplomatic missions of the United States Diplomatic Reception Rooms Five Nations Passport Group Shared Values Initiative State Magazine Title 22 of the Code of Federal Regulations United States
United States
Foreign Service Stanislas Hernisz

Notes and references[edit]

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as secretary of state". March 13, 2018. Retrieved March 13, 2018.  ^ "1 United States
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Statutes at Large, Chapter 4, Section 1".  ^ " United States
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Statutes at Large, First Congress, Session 1, Chapter 14".  ^ Bureau of Public Affairs. "1784–1800: New Republic". United States Department of State. Retrieved May 11, 2012.  ^ a b Plischke, Elmer. U.S. Department of State: A Reference History. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1999, p. 45. ^ Tinkler, Robert. James Hamilton of South Carolina. Baton Rouge, La.: Louisiana State University Press, 2004, p. 52. ^ Burke, Lee H. and Patterson, Richard Sharpe. Homes of the Department of State, 1774–1976: The Buildings Occupied by the Department of State and Its Predecessors. Washington, D.C.: US. Government Printing Office, 1977, p. 27. ^ a b Michael, William Henry. History of the Department of State of the United States: Its Formation and Duties, Together With Biographies of Its Present Officers and Secretaries From the Beginning. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1901, p. 12. ^ Burke and Patterson, p. 37. ^ Burke and Patterson, 1977, p. 41. ^ Plischke, p. 467. ^ "Definition of Foggy Bottom". The American Heritage Dictionary. Archived from the original on November 9, 2013. Retrieved November 1, 2012.  ^ Alex Carmine. (2009.) Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol: The Ultimate Unauthorized and Independent Reading Guide, Punked Books, p. 37. ISBN 9781908375018. ^ Joel Mowbray. (2003.) Dangerous Diplomacy: How the State Department Threatens America's Security, Regnery Publishing, p. 11. ISBN 9780895261106. ^ This complex is also known as the "Potomac Annex". ^ Sernovitz, Daniel J. "Boston Firm Picked for State Department Consolidation". Washington Business
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Journal. January 14, 2014. Accessed January 14, 2014. ^ United States
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Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security (July 2011). "Diplomatic and Consular Immunity: Guidance for Law Enforcement and Judicial Authorities" (PDF). United States
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Federal Budget for Fiscal Year
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2010 (vid. pp.88,89)" (PDF). Government Printing Office. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 5, 2011. Retrieved January 9, 2011.  ^ a b c " United States
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Department of State FY 2010 Agency Financial Report (vid. pp.3,80)" (PDF). US Department of State. Retrieved January 12, 2011.  ^ a b c " United States
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Department of State FY 2010 Agency Financial Report (vid. p.62ff.)" (PDF). US Department of State. Retrieved January 12, 2011.  ^ " United States
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Department of State FY 2010 Agency Financial Report (vid. p.76.)" (PDF). US Department of State. Retrieved January 12, 2011.  ^ "FAQ: Record Group 59: General Records of the Department of State Central Foreign Policy File, 1973–1976" (PDF). National Archives and Records Administration. August 6, 2010. Retrieved November 26, 2010.  ^ "What's New in AAD: Central Foreign Policy Files, created, 7/1/1973 – 12/31/1976, documenting the period 7/1/1973 ? – 12/31/1976". National Archives and Records Administration. 2009. Retrieved November 26, 2010.  ^ Making the Grade: Access to Information Scorecard 2015 March 2015, 80 pages, Center for Effective Government, retrieved March 21, 2016 ^ "The Most Desirable Employers". BusinessWeek. Retrieved January 24, 2011.  ^ " Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton
Launches E-Suggestion Box..'The Secretary is Listening' – ABC News". Blogs.abcnews.com. February 10, 2009. Archived from the original on April 29, 2011. Retrieved June 16, 2012.  ^ Lipowicz, Alice (April 22, 2011). "State Department to launch "Corridor" internal social network – Federal Computer Week". Fcw.com. Retrieved June 16, 2012.  ^ "Peering down the Corridor: The New Social Network's Features and Their Uses IBM Center for the Business
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of Government". Businessofgovernment.org. May 5, 2011. Retrieved June 16, 2012.  ^ "Remarks at the New York University Commencement Ceremony, Hillary Rodham Clinton". Office of Website Management, Bureau of Public Affairs. U.S. State Department. May 13, 2009. Retrieved October 15, 2017.  ^ "21st Century Statecraft". The Office of Electronic Information, Bureau of Public Affairs. Retrieved July 23, 2014. 

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Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment

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Bureau of Administration Bureau of Budget and Planning Bureau of Consular Affairs Bureau of Diplomatic Security Bureau of Human Resources Bureau of Information Resource Management Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Diplomatic Reception Rooms Foreign Service Institute Office of Children's Issues Office of eDiplomacy Office of Foreign Missions Office of Management Policy, Rightsizing, and Innovation Office of Medical Services Office of White House
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Liaison

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Bureau of Counterterrorism
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Global AIDS
AIDS
Coordinator Office of Global Partnerships

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Federal executive departments of the United States
United States
of America

Executive Departments

Agriculture Commerce Defense Education Energy Health and Human Services Homeland Security Housing and Urban Development Interior Justice Labor State Transportation Treasury Veterans Affairs

Former

Air Force Army Commerce and Labor Health, Education, and Welfare Navy Post Office War

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Patriot Act

Titles I · II · III · IV · V · VI · VII · VIII · IX · X (History)

Acts modified

Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 Electronic Communications Privacy Act Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Money Laundering Control Act Bank Secrecy Act Right to Financial Privacy Act Fair Credit Reporting Act Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 Victims of Crime Act of 1984 Telemarketing and Consumer Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act

People

George W. Bush John Ashcroft Alberto Gonzales Patrick Leahy Orrin Hatch Jon Kyl Dianne Feinstein Viet D. Dinh Joe Biden Michael Chertoff Barack Obama Eric Holder Chuck Schumer Lamar Smith Bob Graham Jay Rockefeller Arlen Specter Mike Oxley Dick Armey Paul Sarbanes Trent Lott Tom Daschle Russ Feingold Ellen Huvelle Ron Paul Lisa Murkowski Ron Wyden Dennis Kucinich Larry Craig John E. Sununu Richard Durbin Bernie Sanders Jerrold Nadler John Conyers, Jr. Butch Otter

Government organizations

Federal Bureau of Investigation Department of Justice Select Committee on Intelligence Department of the Treasury FinCEN Department of State National Institute of Standards and Technology Customs Service U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Non-government organizations

American Civil Liberties Union American Library Association Center for Democracy and Technology Center for Public Integrity Electronic Frontier Foundation Electronic Privacy Information Center Humanitarian Law Project

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Foreign affairs ministries of the World

Europe

Andorra • Armenia • Austria • Azerbaijan • Belarus • Belgium • Bosnia and Herzegovina • Bulgaria • Croatia • Czech Republic • Denmark • Estonia • Finland • France • Georgia • Germany • Greece • Iceland • Ireland • Italy • Kosovo • Latvia • Lithuania • Luxembourg • Malta • Moldova • Monaco • Montenegro • Netherlands • Norway • Poland • Portugal • Romania • Russia • Serbia • Slovakia • Slovenia • Spain • Sweden • Switzerland • Ukraine • United Kingdom

Asia

Afghanistan • Bahrain • Bangladesh • Bhutan • Brunei • Cambodia • China • India • Indonesia • Iran • Iraq • Israel • Japan • Kazakhstan • Kuwait • Kyrgyzstan • Laos • Lebanon • Malaysia • Myanmar • Nepal • Oman • Pakistan • Philippines • Qatar • Saudi Arabia • Singapore • South Korea • Sri Lanka • Taiwan • Tajikistan • Turkey • Turkmenistan • Uzbekistan • Vietnam

Africa

Algeria • Angola • Benin • Botswana • Burundi • Egypt • Equatorial Guinea • Ethiopia • Kenya • Lesotho • Liberia • Mauritania • Morocco • Niger • Rwanda • São Tomé and Príncipe • Somalia • South Africa • South Sudan • Sudan • Tanzania • Tunisia • Uganda • Zimbabwe

Americas

Argentina • Bahamas • Barbados • Belize
Belize
Bolivia
Bolivia
• Brazil • Chile • Colombia
Colombia
• Cuba • Guatemala
Guatemala
• Guyana • Haiti • Honduras • Jamaica • Mexico • Peru
Peru
• Saint Kitts and Nevis • United States
United States
• Uruguay

Oceania

Australia • Fi

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