Washington, DC - This morning, Secretary of State John Kerry welcomed to the State Department senior diplomatic representatives from nearly 60 nations, including more than 35 Washington-based ambassadors, from partner countries in the global coalition to counter ISIL.

Washington, DC - U.S. Customs and Border Protection welcomes more than 100 million international air travelers to the United States each year. CBP premiered four new videos today that demonstrate the improved international arrivals experience and better explain CBP entry procedures to arriving international travelers. The videos are available in several languages on CBP.gov, will be shown in the international arrivals areas at major airports, and will be provided to airlines and airports to incorporate into their existing traveler communication efforts.

Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced the availability of more than $16 million in funding to support research, education and Extension efforts to improve food production and increase food security, defined as regular access to affordable, nutritious food. NIFA is funding the grants through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Food Security program.

Washington, DC - Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz detailed President Barack Obama’s $30 billion Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request for the Energy Department.  This Budget continues the Administration’s efforts to invest in America’s future, making critical investments in research, energy and infrastructure that will help support continued economic growth and job creation, in national and energy security, and in addressing the environmental legacy of the Cold War.

Washington, DC - Zenith Education Group, a newly created nonprofit provider of career school training, announced earlier today that it had finalized its acquisition of more than 50 Everest and WyoTech campuses from Corinthian Colleges Inc., a transaction that was first announced in November.

Washington, DC - President Obama's budget request for fiscal year 2016 the centennial year of the National Park Service includes $3 billion for the bureau's critical conservation, preservation, and recreation mission. The budget boosts the National Park Service's essential programs and operational needs by $432.9 million.