State Department officials brief reporters on their department goals as spelled out in President Obama's proposed FY2013 budget.
Following the release of the President's proposed FY2013 budget, State Department officials held a briefing on aspects of the department's budget. Thomas Nides, the Deputy Secretary of State, and Rajiv Shah, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator, spoke. Deputy Secretary of State Nides serves as Chief Operating Officer of the Department and assistant to Secretary of State Clinton. USAID Administrator Shah is the 16th Administrator of the USAID and leads the efforts of more than 8,000 professionals in 80 missions around the world.