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Broadcasting, WORLDNET Television matters, and that USIA should serve as a and Film Service, and Radio Free facilitator to bring Americans and their Europe/Radio Liberty. academic and other nongovernmental The Voice of America (VOA) is the sector institutions into substantive
International Broadcasting Bureau's contact with influential counterparts functional element for worldwide radio abroad through exchanges and other broadcasting. VOA operates in programs.
accordance with the act of January 27, On this basis, USIA works to:
1948, as amended (22 U.S.C. 1463), -explain and advocate U.S. policies which requires that it serve as a in terms that are credible and
consistently reliable, authoritative, meaningful in foreign cultures;
accurate, objective, and comprehensive -provide information about the news source. It must present a balanced United States, its people, values, and and comprehensive projection of institutions;
significant American thought and -build lasting relationships and
institutions. VOA produces and understanding between Americans and broadcasts radio programs in English and U.S. institutions and their counterparts
46 foreign languages for overseas overseas through the exchange of people
audiences, and to over 2000 affiliate and ideas; and
stations worldwide. Its programming -advise on foreign attitudes and their
includes world and regional news, implications for U.S. policies.
reports from correspondents on the To accomplish its purposes, the scene, analyses of worldwide events, Agency conducts a variety of activities feature programs, music, and editorials.
The Office of Cuba Broadcasting is overseas, including educational and academic exchanges, international radio
located within the Voice of America. It and television broadcasting, English
oversees all programming broadcast for teaching, the distribution of transcripts
Cuba on VOA's Radio Marti and TV and official texts of significant U.S.
Marti programs. In keeping with the Government policy statements,
principles of the VOA charter, both maintaining information resource centers
services offer their audiences accurate overseas with online reference
and objective news reports and features capabilities, assisting the mass media in on American culture and opinion. Radio bringing information about U.S. foreign
Marti broadcasts on medium and policy to audiences around the world,
shortwave frequencies. TV Marti is
available on VHF (very high frequency) and facilitating linkages between American and foreign nongovernmental
and international satellite. institutions.
The WORLDNET Television and Film
Service is responsible for organizing and Functional Elements
directing the International Broadcasting
Bureau's worldwide television and film The four major functional elements of activities. The areas of responsibility the Agency are the International
encompass: producing programs and Broadcasting Bureau, the Bureau of
interactive press conferences for the Educational and Cultural Affairs, the WORLDNET satellite delivery system; Bureau of Information, and the Bureau of newsfiles in English, Spanish, French, Management.
Arabic, Ukrainian, and Russian; International Broadcasting Bureau The producing and acquiring films and International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) videotapes for direct projection or was established by the United States placement overseas; providing facilitative International Broadcasting Act of 1994. assistance to visiting foreign television While a part of USIA, IBB receives and film producers; operating television decisionmaking and operational
news bureaus at foreign press centers; guidance from the Broadcasting Board of providing assistance to foreign Governors. The Bureau consists of the broadcasters in the production and Voice of America, the Office of Cuba telecast of cooperative television
programs; serving as the Bureau's
response to requirements set by USIA primary point of contact with American field posts and U.S. foreign affairs motion picture and television industries; priorities. and coordinating with other U.S. and The Office of Geographic Liaison foreign government agencies on the serves as the primary point of contact dissemination of information overseas
with the field. In addition, it provides through motion pictures and television. comprehensive research and
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Inc. bibliographic assistance and editing and (RFE/RL) is a private, nonprofit
distribution for time-sensitive texts. The corporation funded by U.S. Government Office functions as a regional news grants, broadcasting more than 700 service, providing operational support hours weekly of news, analysis, and and advice to more than 100 USIS current affairs in 22 languages to more documentation and information resource than 25 million regular listeners in centers and libraries overseas, and Central Europe and the former Soviet managing regional operations of the Union. RFE/RL also reaches listeners Bureau's international wire service, the from U.S. Government-funded shortwave Wireless File. The Office responds to the stations in Spain, Portugal, Germany, special needs of each of the Agency's Thailand, and the Philippines and via overseas posts. satellite to local AM/FM stations
The Office of Thematic Programs including national networks in Ukraine, creates information products keyed to the Baltic States, Bulgaria, the Czech and themes in American foreign policy that Slovak Republics, and Kyrgyzstan. Major have been identified as vital: Economic AM/FM stations in Russia, the former Security, Political Security, Democracy Yugoslavia, Romania, the Caucasus, and and Human Rights, U.S. Society and Central Asia also carry RFE/RL programs.
Values, and Global Issues and Bureau of Information The Bureau of Communication. Equally important is the Information is USIA's primary source of Office's active speakers program, in information products for its posts and which physical travel by the Nation's publics abroad. It is moving into new leading experts on identified issues is electronic communications media as fast supplemented by video and audio as technology permits, while maintaining conferencing with their counterparts an extensive line of print products, abroad. operating a specialized wire service, Foreign Press Centers have been facilitating the activities of foreign media
established in Washington, DC, New in the United States, and operating
York City, and Los Angeles to give worldwide speakers bureau on
foreign journalists visiting or residing in significant issues in foreign affairs.
the United States information about U.S. The Bureau is introducing an
policies and access to policymakers. The interactive CD-ROM on student
Centers are affiliated with a network of counseling and a weekly series of
locally initiated and funded International Internet-based electronic journals
Press Centers in Atlanta, Chicago, covering major issues to complement its
Houston, Miami, and Seattle. wide range of electronic media. These Bureau of Educational and Cultural products focus on representing enduring Affairs The Bureau of Educational and American values, particularly individual
Cultural Affairs administers programs freedom and equality under the law, and authorized by the Mutual Educational on promoting democratization, market and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 (the economics, human rights, the rule of Fulbright-Hays Act), including academic law, and the peaceful resolution of exchanges, short-term professional disputes.
exchanges, youth exchanges, The Bureau's offices and teams are cooperative projects with private organized around major themes in organizations, and English-teaching public diplomacy, regional concerns and programs. It also provides staff support interests, and media specialties. Its
for the Presidentially appointed ). products and services are produced in William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship
agency goals and objectives. Nonprofit institutions may submit proposals only in response to requests for proposals (RFP's) published by the Office, and these proposals are judged among others in the competition. Programs usually involve professional, nonacademic exchanges often with study tours, workshops, and internships as key components, and taking place in multiple phases overseas and in the United States. Emphasis is usually on nontechnical themes such as democracybuilding, journalism, the role of government, or conflict resolution. The Office also administers all high school exchange programs sponsored by USIA, including major special initiatives in East Europe and the former Soviet Union, and the Congress-Bundestag program with
Board and for the Cultural Property Advisory Committee. The Bureau consists of four major offices:
The Office of Academic Programs develops and coordinates a wide variety of academic educational exchange and English language-teaching programs. It oversees the administration of more than 7,000 grants each year to U.S. citizens to study, teach, and conduct research abroad, and for foreign nationals to conduct similar activities in the United States. The best known of the exchanges supported by this office is the Fulbright Program which operates in more than 120 countries. The Office of Academic Programs maintains a worldwide information network about educational opportunities in the United States, and supports programs which enhance the experiences of foreign students enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities. The Office also encourages and supports U.S.-based studies at foreign universities and other institutions of higher learning. Worldwide support for English language training is provided through overseasbased language consultants, development of English language teaching materials, and a variety of teacher training seminars and fellowships.
The Office of International Visitors arranges informative visits to the United States for more than 5,000 influential foreign leaders each year in such fields as government, economics, labor, journalism, the arts, and education. Selected individuals, who are nominated by United States Information Service posts, travel throughout the country meeting counterparts in their fields of interest. They also meet with Americans in their homes or other informal settings. The Office also manages the Agency's two reception centers; serves as the Agency's liaison with the large network of public and private organizations involved in the international visitor program; and arranges programs in the United States for United Nations fellows and foreign government trainees.
The Office of Citizen Exchanges provides funding to American nonprofit institutions for international exchange and training programs which support
The Office of Arts America administers fine and performing arts programs, sending performing arts groups and fine arts exhibitions on overseas tours. Arts America identifies and recruits specialists in the fields of literature, film, and the visual and performing arts to speak at or work with host country institutions in their fields of expertise. The Office also awards grants to American nonprofit institutions involved in the international exchange of performing and visual artists and encourages linkages between U.S. and foreign cultural institutions. Arts America also represents the Agency in the Fund for U.S. Artists at International Festivals and Exhibitions.
The Office of Policy and Evaluation provides policy analysis, coordination, and evaluation of the activities and programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Office also analyzes U.S. Government-funded international exchanges and training programs with the objective of promoting better coordination among government agencies. The Office is responsible for advising the Associate Director on conceptual approaches to the Bureau's activities and on the development and implementation of its policies. It coordinates activities with the Bureau to ensure consistency of approach; evaluates the success, strengths, and weaknesses of programs;
and provides staff support to the Cultural Property Advisory Committee, which advises the Director on U.S. efforts to curb illicit trade in artifacts.
Overseas Posts Principally an overseas agency, USIA's work is carried out by its foreign service officers and staff assigned to American missions abroad. Overseas posts engage in political advocacy of American foreign policy objectives and conduct cultural and educational exchanges and informational activities in support of those objectives. The Agency maintains 212 posts in 147 countries.
Agency, Washington, DC 20547. Phone, 202-205-5498. Employment For information concerning employment opportunities, contact the Domestic Personnel Division, Office of Personnel, United States Information Agency, Washington, DC 20547. Phone, 202-619-4659. For Voice of America and WORLDNET Television and Film Service employment information, contact the Office of Personnel, International Broadcasting Bureau, United States Information Agency, Washington, DC 20547. Phone, 202-619-3117. For Office of Cuba Broadcasting employment information, contact the Office of Personnel, Office of Cuba Broadcasting, United States Information Agency, Washington, DC 20547. Phone, 202-401-7114. International Audiovisual Programs for information concerning a certification program under international
agreement to facilitate the export and import of qualified visual and auditory materials of an educational, scientific, and cultural character, contact the Chief Attestation Officer of the United States, United States Information Agency, Washington, DC 20547. Phone, 202-475-0221.
Sources of Information Administrative Regulations Inquiries regarding administrative staff manuals and instructions to staff affecting members of the public that were issued, adopted, or promulgated on or after July 5, 1967, should be directed to the Directives, Forms and Records Management Staff, United States Information Agency, Washington, DC 20547. Phone, 202-619-5680. Contracts Contact the Office of Contracts, United States Information
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UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Chief of Staff
RICHARD L. MCCALL, JR. Executive Secretary
AARON S. WILLIAMS
LARRY E. BYRNE
JOHN F. HICKS
New Independent States
DOUGLAS M. STAFFORD
Field Support and Research
WANDRA G. MITCHELL
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The United States International Development Cooperation Agency (IDCA) was established by Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1979 (5 U.S.C. app., effective October 1, 1979) to be a focal point within the U.S. Government for economic matters affecting U.S. relations with developing countries. The Agency's functions are policy planning, policymaking, and policy coordination on international economic issues affecting developing countries. The Director of the Agency serves as the principal international development adviser to the President and the Secretary of State, receiving foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. The U.S. Agency for International Development and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation are component agencies of the U.S. International Development Cooperation Agency.