The security and law enforcement arm of the U.S. Department of State. DS is a world leader in international investigations, threat analysis, cyber security, counterterrorism, security technology, and protection of people, property, and information.
Reporting directly to the Secretary of State, the Office of Protocol plays an essential role in strengthening bilateral relationships around the globe and advancing the foreign policy goals of the Administration by fostering an environment for successful diplomacy. It is the bureau’s responsibility to extend appropriate hospitality to foreign missions and their visiting leaders, facilitate cultural exchanges with the diplomatic community and ensure their time spent in the United States is positive and productive.
Responsible for the preparation and publication of the official historical documentary record of U.S. foreign policy in the Foreign Relations of the United States series. Access documents concerning departmental history, the history of US diplomacy, key milestones in US diplomacy and a guide to US diplomatic relations with other countries. The Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) series presents the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity.