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United States Department of State
|United States Department of State|
|Seal of the department|
|Flag of the department|
|Formed||July 27, 1789|
|Preceding agency||Department of Foreign Affairs|
|Jurisdiction||U.S. federal government|
|Headquarters|| Harry S Truman Building|
2201 C Street
Northwest, Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Employees|| 13,885 Foreign Service employees|
10,171 Civil Service employees
49,734 local employees
|Annual budget||$47.5 billion (FY 2015; including $26.5 billion for State and $21.0 billion for international assistance)|
|Agency executives|| Antony Blinken, Secretary |
Vacant, Deputy Secretary
The United States Department of State, often referred to as the State Department, is the Cabinet-level foreign policy agency of the United States government, similar to foreign ministries, foreign offices, ministries of external relations, etc. in other countries. It is administered by the Secretary of State.
- Foreign Service local employees. "What We Do: Mission". http://careers.state.gov/learn/what-we-do/mission. Retrieved July 23, 2014.
- Office of Management and Budget. "Table 5.2—Budget Authority by Agency: 1976–2021". US government. https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/sites/default/files/omb/budget/fy2017/assets/hist05z2.xls. Retrieved March 1, 2017.