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MARCH 2017



national-level and operational security programs to protect

U.S. government personnel assigned abroad; direct counsel

to U.S. policymakers; and other initiatives and programs, DS

has matured into one of the nation’s premier law enforcement

agencies and a recognized leader in overseas security opera-

tions. DS will continue to faithfully protect U.S. citizens and

interests at home and abroad for many generations to come,

upholding the same tradition of vigilance it has so admirably

demonstrated over the past century.


DS agents and police work to protect diplomacy at the 2016 U.N. General

Assembly in New York City.


role in enabling and protecting our national interests overseas.

DS personnel will always be proudmembers of the Foreign

Service, and will continue to provide a safe and secure environ-

ment for the conduct of U.S. diplomacy. Yet as the law enforcement

instrument continues to develop andmature, so will DS. The over-

all DS mission now also includes helping protect the homeland.

Through its global network of personnel, including dedi-

cated criminal investigators; worldwide partnership with the

U.S. private sector; support for U.S. counterterrorism efforts;

The overall DS

mission now also

includes helping

protect the homeland.