The Federal Eye: state department

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 03/04/2014

State Dept. budget proposal includes $4.6 billion to secure diplomatic facilities overseas

Obama administration seeks $46.2 billion for the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development, $1.6 billion less than it requested for fiscal 2014.

By Jason Ukman  |  11:51 AM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 07/03/2013

IG report: State Department spent $630,000 to increase Facebook 'likes'

The effort involved advertising initiatives between 2011 and March 2013, aimed at increasing engagement with foreign audiences.

By Josh Hicks  |  12:54 PM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 04/10/2013

White House budget: State Department impacts

The administration wants to reduce spending to promote economic and political reforms in the Middle East and North Africa by $220 million compared to the previous fiscal year.

By Douglas Frantz  |  12:31 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 03/04/2013

State Department's no furloughs for now policy adds a variant on sequester's impact

The State Department has told its employees that it doesn't expect furloughs--at least not yet.

By Eric Yoder  |  09:31 AM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal employees, furloughs, sequester, sequestration, state department

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/24/2012

ACLU throws support behind State Department whistleblower

Peter Van Buren, a foreign service officer who wrote an unflattering book about his year leading reconstruction teams in Iraq, has received the support of the American Civil Liberties Union in his effort to keep his job

By Lisa Rein  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  State Department Iraq, state department diplomat iraq, state department peter van buren, iraq reconstruction peter van buren