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Special Briefing: The Department's 2012 Budget Request

Thomas Nides

Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources

Washington, DC

February 14, 2011

MR. CROWLEY: Good afternoon and welcome to the Department of State. It is budget day in Washington, D.C., and it's an unusual budget week because you'll have today the presentation of the President's Budget for Fiscal Year 2012. At the same time, Congress is continuing to review the continuing resolution regarding funding for FY 2011. But certainly, recent events, particularly with respect to Egypt, point out the need for a vigorous, substantial foreign assistance and diplomatic