United States Department of State
(U.S. government) An executive department which directs U.S. foreign relations and negotiates treaties and agreements with foreign nations. Activities of the State Department are coordinated with foreign activities of other U.S. departments and agencies. Organizations within the Department include the Bureau of Consular Affairs, the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, the Bureau of International Organization Affairs, and the Bureau of Oceans. Contact: United States Department of State; 2201 C St. NW; Washington, DC 20520 USA; Tel:  (202) 647-4000; Web: www.state.gov.