Management

State Department Opens Up Refugee Sponsorship to Individual Americans

The Biden administration, having bemoaned its internal shortfalls, leans on others outside government to meet the president's lofty admission goals.

Management

State Department Releases its Roadmap for Increasing Diversity and Equity

The department also announced last month a new, paid fellowship and internship program aimed at bringing individuals with diverse backgrounds to the department.

Management

Biden Administration at Odds With the IG Over the Scrutiny Afghans Received Before Entering the U.S.

DHS cannot be sure it properly screened the evacuees, the IG said, raising the possibility it admitted "criminals, suspected terrorists or other nefarious actors."

Management

The State Department’s Diversity and Inclusion Officer Says ‘This Time is Different’

Amb. Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley joined the U.S. Agency for International Development’s chief diversity officer, and the two testified about their work before a Senate committee on Tuesday.

Management

GovExec Daily: USGS is Fighting the 'Blood Diamond' Trade

Peter Chirico joins the podcast to discuss how the U.S. Geological Survey is tracking and surveying the mining and selling of blood minerals.

Oversight

The State Department Releases a Draft of Its $10 Billion Plan to Upgrade Diplomatic Tech

The "Evolve" solicitation is designed to revamp the technology products and services used by U.S. diplomats at home and abroad.

Management

U.S. Diplomats Will Start Returning to Ukraine

Russia’s aggression continues, but “Ukraine is succeeding,” said the secretary of State. 

Management

Non-Emergency Federal Employees Ordered to Leave Shanghai

The mandate comes as China contends with a worsening surge of COVID-19 cases.

Defense

Hell at Abbey Gate: Chaos, Confusion and Death in the Final Days of the War in Afghanistan

In firsthand accounts, Afghan civilians and U.S. Marines describe the desperate struggle to flee through the Kabul airport’s last open entrance. U.S. officials knew an attack was coming. Then a suicide bomber killed and injured hundreds.

Management

Madeleine Albright, the First Female Secretary of State, Dies at 84

"Hers were the hands that turned the tide of history," President Biden said in a White House statement on Wednesday.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: Federal Employees and the Ukraine Crisis

Courtney Bublé and Eric Katz join the podcast to discuss the ways feds are responding to the situation in Europe.

Management

The Secretary of State Has One Overarching Message for U.S. Embassy Personnel in Europe: ‘Thank You’

The secretary is abroad for five days continuing the Biden administration’s efforts to counter Russia’s war against Ukraine.

Defense

What Just Happened With Putin’s Nuclear Forces? Here’s What Experts Say

Whatever it is, U.S. officials are calling it escalatory–but not “high alert.”

Workforce

Here's What Is Happening With the Federal Employees Evacuated From Ukraine

Groups look to provide aid to families of those required to relocate suddenly, some of whom left possessions and pets behind.

Defense

GovExec Daily: U.S. Embassy Staff in Kyiv Leave During the Ukraine Crisis

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to discuss the State Department evacuation this week.

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