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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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2) The Director of the United States Information Agency shall be reimbursed for any attendant expenses.
Wesley Carrington, Assistant Public Affairs Officer, United States Information Agency
United States Information Agency (USIA) Foreign Press Centers (FPC)/ International Press Centers (IPC) FPC/IPC Location Telephone/Fax FPC Washington (202) 724-1640/ (202) 724-0007 FPC New York City (212) 826-4721/ (212) 826-4657 FPC Los Angeles (310) 235-7693/ (310) 473-1876 IPC Chicago (312) 629-6026/ (312) 629-6009 IPC Seattle (206) 389-7330/ (206) 389-7330 IPC Houston (713) 844-3641/ (713) 844-0241 IPC Miami (305) 350-9930/ (305) 350-9989 IPC Atlanta (404) 224.
We contacted the United States Information Agency (USIA), which is responsible for administering the J-1 program, in April to express our concern over the new regulations and to request that the two year limitation be rescinded.
The President has nominated Gelb, who like Bush graduated from Andover and Yale University, to succeed Charles Wick as director of the United States Information Agency.
Because foreign language proficiency is so crucial in a number of jobs, the Government has established a category of languageessential positions inthe Department of State, the Agency for International Development, the United States Information Agency, and various other agencies.
agencies are paying much closer attention to cost-effective IT solutions across the board," said Jonathan Spalter, former CIO of the United States Information Agency.
Keith Peterson, of Arlington Heights, served 29 years as a press and cultural officer for the United States Information Agency and Department of State.
A dozen years into its life, the United States Information Agency needed alternative to the anodyne term information or malignant term propaganda: a fresh turn of phrase upon which it could build new and benign meanings.
On August 1, 1953, following the recommendations of several commissions, President Dwight Eisenhower created the independent United States Information Agency (USIA) to organize and implement U.
A career minister, Crouch is one of many in public diplomacy who previously served with the United States Information Agency.
He worked as an aviation feature writer for The Evening Gazette, taught history at secondary schools in New Hampshire and Germany and became a statesman, joining the United States Information Agency as an attache and chief of U.
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