Multiple officials said Tillerson is aware of funding requests from the unit to unlock the money.
Former U.S. diplomat Brett Bruen told Politico these issues could be avoided.
The officials say their former colleagues are frustrated that Tillerson has not requested the transfer of $60 million from the Pentagon to State's Global Engagement Center, an organization created past year to "diminish the influence of worldwide terrorist organizations".
It is highly unusual for a Cabinet secretary to turn down money for his department.
"What we're seeing is a small group of people with very thin knowledge making all the decisions in a very centralized and isolated process". They are further miffed that the secretary of state appears in no hurry to tap $19.8 million in program funds already in the department's bank account, Politico reported Wednesday.
EU Banking and Medicine authorities moving out of UK
Cities interested in the banking authority include Brussels, Dublin, Frankfurt, Paris, Prague, Luxembourg, Vienna and Warsaw. The EMA employs almost 900 staff and acts as a one-stop-shop for approving and monitoring the safety of drugs across Europe.
"We initiated a sustained and continued intensified campaign for what I like to call, peaceful pressure, because the options available to us, I think, as all of you well understand, are limited", Tillerson said. Though its original mandate was to coordinate USA counterterrorism messaging to foreign audiences, the Obama administration expanded the mission to include countering disinformation campaigns from countries such as China and Russian Federation.
The assistant secretary for Western Hemisphere, covering Latin America and Canada, could play an outsized role in US foreign policy given the Donald Trump administration's fixation on immigration issues from Latin America, trade deals with its closest neighbors, and the unraveling crisis in Venezuela. It's not completely clear, but officials at State are blaming the Russian government.
Hammond told Politico that State Department officials haven't presented a plan for how to spend the money, a claim that was challenged by the former senior State Department official.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson acknowledged on Tuesday that he and President Donald Trump disagree over the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, and said the two men discuss how to use the worldwide agreement to advance administration policies. The White House previously had said Trump would do so, but has not said when.
Tillerson also defended a broad reorganization of the State Department that he has undertaken. "We hope that، at some point، they will begin to understand that، and we would like to sit and have a dialogue with them about the future that will give them the security they seek and the future economic prosperity for North Korea، but that will then promote economic prosperity throughout Northeast Asia".