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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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Brian Carlson, a former USIA employee, expressed some doubt that DOS would be able to meticulously absorb more money for public diplomacy programming.
In 1998, Congress transferred public diplomacy authorities from USIA to the State Department.
During the hearing before Ogden, which began on August 9th, 1920, USIA maintained the failure of the tank had been due to sabotage, probably by Italian anarchists, who were known to be active in the country and in Boston at the time.
58) The USIA regularly undertook audience surveys to identify foreign attitudes toward American life and culture and monitored the effectiveness of its cultural offensive, including its impact at trade fairs and other international expositions.
21) Harner to USIA, 17 January 1962; Latin America; FSD 1954-1965; Records of the USIA, RG 306; NARA.
Warwick's Emma White headed the top class of the day at Solihull Riding Club's USIA show-jumping competition on long-time partner Dry Icicle.
La esencia de ambas agencias sobrevive hasta nuestros dias: en 1948, la OWI paso a ser la Oficina de Informacion Internacional y luego la USIA (Agencia de Informacion de Estados Unidos); un ano antes, la OSS se convirtio en la Agencia Central de Inteligencia, la CIA.
As one congressional aide told me in 1995, USIA wasn't even on the budget-cutters' radar screen until its director took it upon himself to brief the new Congress on his o wn peculiarly insular view of the organization's mission, which was essentially the opposite of its longstanding, and long recognized, purpose.
The women had applied for jobs as international radio broadcasters, radio electronic technicians, writers, editors and production specialists at the USIA and Voice of America between 1974 and 1984.
Contact Tiffany Swanson, Outreach Specialist, USIA Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program, 600 Maryland Ave.
He was also one of the seventeen painters included in "The New American Painting," the MOMA-sponsored show (which we now know was funded by the CIA through the USIA, to demonstrate to the world that American artists enjoyed unparalleled freedom to paint as they pleased) that toured Europe in 1958 and '59.
The Trade Alliance's relationship with the USIA helps to give the city and the region greater exposure in international markets.