United States Department of State (DOS)

The United States Department of StateĀ (DOS) is responsible for managing diplomatic relations abroad, protecting U.S. citizens while traveling outside the United States and assisting American businesses operating in foreign countries. The State Department maintains over 250 diplomatic posts worldwide with foreign countries and organizations in addition to support staff. To protect foreign travelers the State Department is responsible for issuing travel advisories for foreign countries with conditions perceived to be a threat for tourists traveling from the United States. With over 69,000 employees worldwide see what people are saying about working for the Department of State.