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This is the personal website of Mark Schaver, a former reporter and editor specializing in data journalism who now works as a diplomat for the U.S. State Department.

Nothing here is “of Departmental concern” as defined in the Foreign Affairs Manual:

Of Departmental concern: Pertaining to current U.S. foreign policy or the Department’s mission (including policies, programs, operations or activities of the Department of State or USAID), or which reasonably may be expected to affect the foreign relations of the United States.

Another section of the Foreign Affairs Manual explains why that’s important.