Press Releases: Geneva Conference on Syria

I thank Joint Special Representative Brahimi for his efforts to bring the regime, the opposition, and the international community together for this important meeting at an important time.We have long underscored that there is no military solution to the violence in Syria that has taken more than 100,000 lives … [Read more...]

NASA Hosts Nov. 26 Teleconference and Nov. 28 Hangout to Discuss Comet Nearing Sun

NASA will host a media teleconference Tuesday, Nov. 26 and a Google+ Hangout Thursday, Nov. 28 to discuss Comet ISON’s journey through our solar system and what the public worldwide may see in the coming days as the comet traverses the sun on Thanksgiving Day.Discovered in late 2012, ISON will pass within … [Read more...]

NASA Astronauts Chat Live from Space Station with Maryland Students

Elementary, middle and high school students from Charles County Maryland Public Schools will speak with NASA Expedition 38 crew members aboard the International Space Station at 11:05 a.m. EST Tuesday, Nov. 26.Students will have the opportunity to ask NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins and Rick Mastracchio … [Read more...]

NASA Delivers Precipitation Satellite to Japan for 2014 Launch

A U.S. Air Force C-5 transport aircraft carrying the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory landed at Kitakyushu Airport in Japan at approximately 10:30 p.m. EST Saturday, Nov. 23. (Credit: JAXA)An international satellite that will set a new standard for global precipitation measurements from … [Read more...]

NASA Launches Technology Transfer ‘Super Tool’

Businesses and individuals interested in using NASA research to develop new technologies and products now have access to an online tool to make the process of licensing easier.The QuickLaunch licensing tool provides access to a select portfolio of NASA technologies for the purpose of licensing and commercial … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Republic of Suriname’s National Day

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of the Republic of Suriname as you celebrate 38 years of independence on November 25.The United States and Suriname share common interests in protecting the environment, preserving our cultural heritage, and … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Protests in Thailand

The U.S. Government is concerned about the rising political tension in Thailand and is following the ongoing demonstrations in Bangkok closely. We urge all sides to refrain from violence, exercise restraint, and respect the rule of law. Violence and the seizure of public or private property are not acceptable … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Department of State’s Office of Art in Embassies and Department of Defense Photography Exhibition

The U.S. Department of State’s Office of Art in Embassies (AIE) is pleased to announce the “Serving Abroad…Through Their Eyes” photography exhibition to be on view in Fairchild Hall’s Permanent Professors Art Gallery at the U.S. Air Force Academy until January 24, 2014.In … [Read more...]

Press Releases: The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces 2014 Industry Advisory Group Meeting Date

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) will host a meeting of the Industry Advisory Group (IAG) on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at the U.S. Department of State, located at 2201 C Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.The IAG advises the Bureau on areas related to its mission … [Read more...]

Press Releases: U.S. Delegation to the Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention against Corruption

The U.S. Department of State is leading the U.S. delegation to the November 25–29 Conference of States Parties (COSP) to the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) in Panama City, Panama. This Conference coincides with the tenth anniversary of the day that the UNCAC opened for signature and … [Read more...]