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For about a 1% investment of the Federal budget, the State Department yields a large return for the American people by advancing U.S. national security, promoting our economic interests, providing services, and reaffirming our country’s exceptional role in the world. Read on to learn how the work of the Department benefits this state’s residents.

Nebraska

  • Jobs and Diplomacy

    • In partnership with agencies across the federal government, the Department of State advances U.S. trade policy objectives by opening new export opportunities for American businesses and workers through trade initiatives. Of the 1,914 Nebraska exporters in 2013, 82% were small- and medium-sized enterprises. In 2014, Nebraska exports totaled $7.9 billion. Those exports supported 62,214 U.S. jobs. (EB) More»

    • Nebraska hosted foreign physicians, teachers, camp counselors, au pairs and others as part of work and study-based international exchange visitor programs. (ECA) More»

    • Click here for more information about Department career recruitment events in Nebraska. (HR)

  • Education

    • 23 Scholars, Students and Teachers from Nebraska were awarded Fulbright Scholarships. (ECA) More»

    • Diplomat-in-Residence (Robert Andrew): Diplomats in Residence (DIRs) are career Foreign Service Officers located throughout the U.S. who provide guidance and advice to students, professionals and the community about Department careers. (HR) More»

    • 203 exchange visitors from overseas visited Nebraska and 138 Nebraska residents travelled overseas as part of the Department’s educational and cultural exchange funded programs. (ECA) More»

    • The University of Nebraska at Omaha received a $1 million grant to establish a university partnership in journalism in Afghanistan for three years. (SCA) More»

    • 137 Brazilian students attended the University of Nebraska in Kearney, Lincoln and Omaha through the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program. This program is funded by the Brazilian government and the private sector and sends 101,000 Brazilian university students of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to study and conduct research abroad. The U.S. is a priority destination for scholarship recipients, and the program strengthens U.S. and Brazilian institutional partnerships, develops a workforce prepared for 21st century opportunities, and contributes to long-term economic growth for both countries. (WHA) More»

    • The University of Nebraska-Lincoln participated in an International Virtual College Fair hosted by the Department of State in 2013 to celebrate International Education Week and the $29 billion international student industry in the United States. The event featured colleges and universities from across the United States and had more than 22,000 potential students from 206 countries in attendance who completed nearly 55,000 visits to the virtual university booths. (IIP) More»

  • Partnerships

    • The Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Office of the Foreign Policy Advisor program has one Foreign Policy Advisor (POLAD) position assigned to U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM) based out of Offutt Air Force Base. POLADs are U.S. diplomats that serve typically two year tours at U.S. military commands and provide foreign policy advice to senior military leadership. (PM) More»

    • Refugee Arrivals in 2015: 1,068. The Department works with nine domestic nongovernmental organizations, which place refugees in over 300 affiliated offices in roughly 180 communities around the country. These local offices work closely with community partners, congregations, volunteers, and state and local officials to provide a successful start for refugees rebuilding their lives. Refugee communities have historically enhanced the economic dynamism and cultural vitality of our nation. Refugees contribute to the United States in numerous ways, including by starting businesses and joining the U.S. military. (PRM) More»

    • The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) partnered with the Nebraska Department of Corrections to provide training to 20 Costa Rican and Panamanian correctional officers on institutional management and leadership. (INL) More»

    • Nebraska Department of Corrections provided a senior corrections subject matter expert to INL to conduct a series of five technical assistance visits to Costa Rica to assist with development of their correctional system. (INL) More»

    • The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) partnered with the juvenile system of the Nebraska Department of Corrections to host a study tour for 10 correctional officers from Mexico. (INL) More»

    • The Department of State facilitates the Nebraska National Guard State Partnership Program with the Czech Republic founded in 1993. (PM) More»

  • Travel and Security

    • Total Passports Issued in Fiscal Year 2015: 66,063. (CA) More»

    • Passport Application Acceptance Facilities: 99. (CA) More»

    • Number of overseas adoptions for Nebraska families in Fiscal Year 2014: 55. The Office of Children's Issues plays an active role in the intercountry adoption process. Its work is dedicated to assisting parents as they seek to provide a home to orphans abroad. (CA) More»

    • The Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program, which is managed by the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), offered a reward of up to $3 million for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev, an alleged Russian cybercriminal who was indicted by a federal grand jury in the District of Nebraska in 2012 and 2014, as well as the Western District of Pennsylvania in 2014. Bogachev is currently at large. (INL) More»

    • Diplomatic Security Chicago Field Office serves Nebraska: Diplomatic Security has offices throughout the United States staffed with special agents and contract investigators, who conduct criminal, counterterrorism and background investigations. Agents assigned to field and resident offices assist in providing support to the protection of the Secretary of State, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and visiting foreign dignitaries. Liaison with federal and local law enforcement, foreign mission personnel, local officials, and the private sector complements their major responsibilities. (DS) More»

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