"There is a report titled "Science, Technology, and American Diplomacy: Background and Issues for Congress" by Deborah D. Stine. The report of the Congressional Research Service, published in June 2009, provides a useful overview of the role of science, technology and engineering in U.S. foreign policy as seen from the Congress. The date of publication suggests that the document was intended as a review of policy for those assuming office in 2009, and thus could not fully represent the policies of the Obama administration."
This blog post takes off from that publication describing the range of places in government drawing upon engineering diplomatic skills, including the legislative, executive and judicial branches of federal government as well as state and local government. It also points out the increasing importance of technology scanning and technology transfer from abroad in American engineering.
John Daly, Thoughts About K4D. July, 14, 2012