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State Department News

Watchdogs: Agencies risking billions in war zones

Unless changes are made "the United States faces new waves of waste in Iraq and Afghanistan" according to the Commission on Wartime Contracting. USAID, the Departments of Defense and State are singled out in a new commission report for their inadequate planning.

Friday - 06/03/2011, 09:40am EDT
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Thousands of Air Force and federal jobs to go unfilled

For every two vacancies in the Air Force civilian ranks, only one person will be hired.

Monday - 05/23/2011, 10:40am EDT

US outlines global plan for cyberspace

The Obama administration laid out plans Monday to work aggressively with other nations to make the Internet more secure, enable law enforcement to work closely on cybercrime and ensure that citizens everywhere have the freedom to express themselves online.

Monday - 05/16/2011, 08:29pm EDT
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International Strategy for Cyberspace debuts

The State Department said Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who has made Internet freedom one of her priorities, will deliver keynote remarks at the event.

Monday - 05/16/2011, 10:30am EDT

Stay safe when traveling abroad

If you're planning a trip abroad, you should either call the State Department's travel advisory service or visit its website.

Tuesday - 05/10/2011, 12:38pm EDT

State Dept. puts embassies on alert after bin Laden killing

The State Department early Monday put U.S. embassies on alert and warned of the heightened possibility for anti-American violence after the killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden by American forces in Pakistan.

Monday - 05/02/2011, 12:43am EDT

Troop drawdown under way

Federal News Radio hears about the drawdown process and how the military is working to achieve its goals and deadlines from Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan.

Friday - 04/29/2011, 10:31am EDT
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State launches internal social network

State Department is moving its new internal social media network from its beta phase.

Tuesday - 04/26/2011, 02:01am EDT

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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