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The Diplomat’s Shield: Diplomatic Security in Today’s World


Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building SD-342

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Member Statements


This hearing examined strategic and human capital challenges facing the Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security, as its missions continue to expand and evolve in response to emerging global security challenges of the 21st century. The Subcommittee reviewed the findings and recommendations of a U.S. Government Accountability Report on the Bureau of Diplomatic Security. The full report can be accessed at:


Panel 1

  • Ambassador   Eric J. Boswell
    Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security
    U.S. Department of State
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  • Mr.  Jess T. Ford
    Director, International Affairs and Trade
    U.S. Government Accountability Office
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Panel 2