thomas pickering

  • Thomas Pickering, Former Under Secretary of State

    A new study from the National Academies suggests a new and different future for the State Department — one in which science and technology are infused into diplomacy and statecraft. The authors say several rival nations are ahead of the United States when it comes to merging these disciplines. Tom Pickering, former under secretary of State and one of the co-chairs of the Committee on Science and Technology Capabilities at the State Department joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the report he co-authored.

  • Report calls for flatter State Department with fewer bureaus

    A group of foreign policy experts assembled by the Atlantic Council advocates a “de-layered” State Department, saying the current structure is “unmanageable.”