Nebraska

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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.

  • Jobs and Diplomacy

  • The Department of State, in partnership with agencies across the federal government, creates jobs for American workers by opening markets and eliminating trade barriers overseas and by attracting foreign direct investment to the United States. Goods exports of $7.2 billion (2017) support approximately 62,670 Nebraskan jobs (2016). Foreign direct investment into Nebraska supports an additional 32,800 jobs (2015). (EB) More»
  • In FY17, Nebraska-based companies received approval to export $67,561,490 worth of defense articles and services licensed by the Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls. (PM) More»
  • Nebraska hosted 1,422 foreign physicians, teachers, camp counselors, au pairs and others as part of work and study-based Exchange Visitor Program in 2016. (ECA) More»
  • Click here for more information about Department career recruitment events in Nebraska. (HR)
  • Education

  • Diplomat-in-Residence (Kristin Stewart): Diplomats in Residence (DIRs) are career Foreign Service Officers or Specialists located throughout the U.S. who provide guidance and advice to students, professionals and the community about Department careers. (HR) More»
  • 10 Scholars, Students and Teachers from Nebraska were awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, and 46 international students received a Fulbright to study in Nebraska in academic year 2017-18. (ECA) More»
  • 6,089 international higher education students studied abroad in Nebraska in academic year 2016-17. (ECA) 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 in 2015. (ECA) 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»
  • Partnerships

  • The Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Office of State-Defense Integration 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 Fiscal Year 2017: 1,194. The Department works with nine domestic non-governmental organizations, which place refugees with more than 325 affiliates in roughly 190 communities around the country. These local affiliates 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. This program helps the world’s most vulnerable refugees find permanent homes, and it demonstrates the immense generosity of the American people. (PRM) More»
  • Nebraska established a university partnership program in Afghanistan administered by the State Department. 2 American faculty offered courses, seminars, curriculum development and mentoring in the partner institution abroad. The university partnership program supports the internationalization efforts of American universities and advances American influence, directly supporting the United States’ South Asia strategy. (SCA) More»
  • Travel and Security

  • Total Passports Issued in Fiscal Year 2017: 89,101. (CA) More»
  • Passport Application Acceptance Facilities: 94. (CA) More»
  • In Fiscal Year 2016, the Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA) issued visas to 42 children who were adopted by U.S. citizens from Nebraska. Intercountry adoption is one CA's highest priorities. CA's Office of Children’s Issues plays an active role in the intercountry adoption process and works diligently to establish and maintain intercountry adoption as a viable option throughout the world. (CA/OCS) More»
  • The Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) is the law enforcement arm of the U.S. Department of State with field and resident offices in 24 states and the District of Colombia. These offices cover the entire United States and its territories, with regional responsibility for protecting the integrity of U.S. travel documents by investigating passport and visa fraud, serving on federal and state law enforcement task forces, combatting terrorism and human trafficking, as well as protecting the Secretary of State and other domestic and foreign dignitaries. DSS special agents and investigators assigned to the Chicago Field Office regularly work alongside federal, state, and local authorities throughout Nebraska. (DSS) More»