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Department of State
|Seal of the United States Department of State|
|Formed||July 27, 1789|
|Headquarters||Harry S Truman Building|
|Annual budget||$35.1 billion (2007)|
|Agency executives||John Kerry, Secretary
James Steinberg, Deputy Secretary
The United States Department of State, often referred to as the State Department, is the Cabinet-level foreign policy agency of the United States government, similar to foreign ministries, foreign offices, ministries of external relations, etc. in other countries. It is administered by the Secretary of State.
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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is greeted by Department employees during her arrival on her first day.
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