Washington, DC - Although the United States is not a voting member of the UN Human Rights Council this year - taking a mandatory year off, while standing for re-election in the fall – it maintains robust engagement in the Council, working with countries from all regions to address urgent human rights situations and issues. At the Council’s 31st Session in Geneva from February 29 - March 24, U.S. leadership proved critical to shaping the international community’s response to these challenges.

Suitland, Maryland - The men and women of the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) celebrated the 134th anniversary of the establishment of America's longest-serving intelligence agency in a March 23 ceremony at the National Maritime Intelligence Center, the command's headquarters.

Reston, Virginia - On March 28, USGS scientists will release a report and the first-ever maps showing potential ground-shaking hazards from both human-induced and natural earthquakes. In the past, USGS maps only identified natural earthquake hazards.

Washington, DC - Since 2006, the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT) has grown into a partnership of 86 nations and 5 official observers committed to strengthening global capacity to prevent, detect, and respond to nuclear terrorism.

Los Angeles, California - Would you be willing to spend each night in the company of 300,000 bats - all in the service of science?

Reston, Virginia - A new public-private research collaboration supported by the U.S. Geological Survey will tackle how to best cope with the increasing droughts of the future.