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State Department News

USAID works around FISMA to use iPads

"We are not DHS. We are not DoD," says Jerry Horton, chief information officer at USAID.

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 10:30am EDT

State and DOT Open Skies to Brazil

The agreement immediately removes restrictions on pricing and on the routes between each country that can be served by U.S. and Brazilian scheduled and charter airlines. We learn more about the Open Skies program from DOT's Susan Kurland.

Tuesday - 04/05/2011, 10:31am EDT
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Lessons from States's QDDR

Brian Burton, a Bacevich Fellow at the Center for a New American Security, explains what State did right and where it could improve its QDDR.

Monday - 03/28/2011, 04:10pm EDT
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State to add wind energy to power grid

The State Department has signed a public-private contract embracing wind energy in an effort to meet President Obama's greenhouse gas reduction goals.

Friday - 03/25/2011, 02:29pm EDT

Excellence.gov Awards: State reduces servers from 187 to 17

Chris Dorobek talked to winner Kirit Amin, the Chief Information Officer at the Bureau of Consular Affairs.

Thursday - 03/24/2011, 06:06pm EDT
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Federal jobs among most desirable

While Google ranks as their ideal employer, many college students say they are interested in working for federal agencies.

Monday - 03/21/2011, 08:28am EDT

More investment needed in U.S. diplomatic ranks

Under-investment has left the US Foreign Service overstretched and under prepared. Ambassador Robert Beecroft explains some of the challenges that has left behind.

Monday - 03/14/2011, 10:41am EDT
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Resignation of Crowley was a surprise

Alex Kingsbury, associate editor for national security at U.S. News & World Report

Sunday - 03/13/2011, 09:53pm EDT
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State Department training needs work, says GAO

Friday - 03/11/2011, 04:12pm EST

Agencies still sharing after WikiLeaks

Fears that the leak of thousands of State Department memos to the website WikiLeaks would reverse progress on interagency sharing of national security information have not materialized, officials testified Thursday. Agencies have responded by recognizing the need to protect data rather than by hoarding it, they said.

Friday - 03/11/2011, 07:19am EST
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OIG reviews social media use at embassies

The Office of the Inspector General at the State Department examined social media use in 22 foreign embassies.

Thursday - 03/10/2011, 04:57pm EST

GAO: State could get more bang out of training buck

Jess Ford, the director of International Affairs and Trade Issues at the GAO, explains how State can better invest in training.

Thursday - 03/10/2011, 04:14pm EST
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SIGIR: State's not ready to take over in Iraq

Stuart Bowen told Congress the State Department is far from ready to take over the occupation of the country from the US military. We talk to him about that conclusion.

Friday - 03/04/2011, 10:08am EST
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Many agencies are not under a hiring freeze

Federal News Radio surveyed 10 agencies to find out how they are preparing for a shutdown, and how operating under a continuing resolution is affecting their operations.

Thursday - 03/03/2011, 07:46pm EST

Agencies figuring out how to take network vitals

OMB mandated departments implement continuous monitoring of their cyber networks by 2012. Part of meeting that goal is understanding what hardware and software currently reside on the computing backbone.

Friday - 02/25/2011, 07:58am EST
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VOA Web site hit by Iranian hackers

A group of computer hackers hijacked websites run by the Voice of America this week, sending its online traffic to an Internet website claimed to be run by the Iranian Cyber Army.

Wednesday - 02/23/2011, 09:30am EST

State orders staff to leave Libya

Monday - 02/21/2011, 02:59pm EST

Tech@State opens up for Open Source

The Open Source movement has opened a window for rapid development and implementation of technological solutions in the government space, but there are unresolved issues. State's Paul Swider tells us about a recent conference to address some of those issues.

Wednesday - 02/16/2011, 10:41am EST
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State tweets in Arabic, Farsi as protests expands

Collaboration tools like Twitter have allowed agencies to communicate directly with constituents. For the State Department this week, the constituents have been the people and governments in the Arab world.

Monday - 02/14/2011, 08:58pm EST

Trip to Egypt goes downhill from bucket list

We get a first hand account of what it's been like to go from cruise ship vacationer to evacuee from communications consultant Fern Krauss.

Friday - 02/04/2011, 11:01am EST
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