|International Cooperative Administrative Support Services (ICASS)
he International Cooperative Administrative Support Services, or ICASS--a system to manage shared administrative support services and distribution of costs for U.S. government agencies at our diplomatic missions abroad--recently marked its third year of operation.
So how is the system performing? Has it resulted in significant cost savings? And where does ICASS go from here?
||American Diplomacy in the 20th Century|
s the 20th century began, Americans from all walks of life were becoming increasingly aware of the new world-power status of their country. The long-held tradition of remaining aloof from the "Old World" and its dangerous entanglements was fast fading, and an economically powerful and culturally dynamic United States was emerging. U.S. political and business interests extended across the Atlantic and the Pacific as confident U.S. citizens ranged the globe. Milestone events around the world tested America's new international status and thrust its leaders into assuming the nation's new responsibilities.
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