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State Department News

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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State: Evacuation from Egypt was 'last resort'

James Pettit, deputy assistant secretary for the agency's Overseas Citizens Services, explains the logistics of evacuating personnel and U.S. citizens from Egypt.

Thursday - 02/03/2011, 02:53pm EST
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Update on the state of State feds in Egypt

Hundreds of foreigners have evacuated from Egypt, but it hasn't been easy. CNN's Bob Costantini gives us an update on the unfolding situation.

Monday - 01/31/2011, 09:40am EST
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Congressional security & protective intelligence

Fred Burton, a former Special Agent with the Department of State's Diplomatic Security Service, joins host Derrick Dortch for a discussion on congressional security.
January 28, 2011

Friday - 01/28/2011, 03:44pm EST
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Fed membership in unions declines slightly

Union membership has declined across the board in 2010 despite a substantial rise in public sector union workers compared to their private sector counterparts.

Friday - 01/21/2011, 05:29pm EST

More civilians to replace military in Iraq

As the mission in Iraq winds down, a federal civilian effort increases. We get the latest details from Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan, spokesman for U.S. Forces in Iraq.

Friday - 01/21/2011, 10:08am EST
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Navy, DHS, State make strides in the cloud

When it comes to reducing costs and wasteful spending at agencies, IT managers are being leaned on heavily to get the job done. The Navy is moving ahead with its technology efficiency and consolidation initiative by putting the brakes on spending for new servers, server upgrades and data centers. “We are reevaluating what all of [...]

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 06:17pm EST

Admiral Mullen on Afghanistan, China, and cyber war

Joint Chiefs Chairman addresses "our way forward in Afghanistan" for foreign media.

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 05:33pm EST
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