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U.S. Information Agency

A former organization of the U.S. State Department that distributed information to foreign countries. It advocated American policy abroad. During the Cold War, its content was largely pro-American propaganda. It existed from 1953 to 1999.
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I'm thinking of the old reading of Abstract Expressionism's manipulation by the US Information Agency to represent an American ideology of "freedom.
In many respects, the new information group is a smaller, less structured successor to the independent US Information Agency, which the State Department will absorb in October.
7M, 10 year contract from the International Broadcasting Bureau of the US Information Agency, which includes Voice of America and WorldNet television, for the licensing of Gamma's cross platform Unicode technology," said Linda Brandt, President of Gamma.
During this period, Houston also began working closely with one of the strongest links to the international news media: the US Information Agency (USIA).