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State Department News

State's Diplopedia promotes diplomatic info sharing

The collaborative tool is an example of how agencies can share information securely. Chris Bronk, a fellow for information technology policy at the James Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University, explains how Diplopedia works.

Wednesday - 01/05/2011, 07:00pm EST
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QDDR driving budgets, changes at State Department

Agency's policy head discusses the first-ever four-year review of the Department's operations, future budgets.

Wednesday - 01/05/2011, 03:47pm EST

WikiLeaks aftermath: What is unpublishable?

The lawyer who represented the New York Times in the Pentagon Papers case writes about the differences between the two document leaks.

Tuesday - 01/04/2011, 01:46pm EST

State database flaws possibly linked to WikiLeaksd

The Washington Post reports on the vast amount of data contained in Net-Centric, whether it belonged there or not.

Monday - 01/03/2011, 04:16pm EST

WikiLeaks reveal marketing as part of diplomacy

The New York Times reports on U.S. diplomats' efforts to market U.S. items, such as jets, to foreign countries, revealed by the WikiLeaks cables.

Monday - 01/03/2011, 03:38pm EST

State QDDR: What now?

With the report now completed, what changes are in store for the nation's development and diplomacy missions? Jon Allen and Cheryl Steele, senior associates at Booz Allen Hamilton share their insights

Monday - 01/03/2011, 09:08am EST
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State hires SAIC under $2.5B IT services deal

The company will provide engineering, security and operations and maintenance services under the Vanguard program. The 10-year contract is one piece of a larger IT consolidation effort State is in the middle of completing.

Thursday - 12/23/2010, 04:45pm EST

State unveils new office for cyber issues

The State Department's Office of the Coordinator for Cyber Issues will focus on cybersecurity.

Tuesday - 12/21/2010, 02:50pm EST

Cyber post created at the State Department

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday unveiled a reorganization plan for the State Department that include a new coordinator for cyber security.

Thursday - 12/16/2010, 08:30am EST

Post-WikiLeaks: Can the government still keep secrets?

The New York Times and the Economist report on the U.S. government's ability to keep a secret after the WikiLeaks dumps of classified information.

Monday - 12/13/2010, 03:56pm EST

Expansion urged for State's cybercrime powers

Lawmakers have urged President Obama to expand the State Department's cyber authority.

Monday - 12/13/2010, 11:30am EST

Agencies, contractors blocking Wikileaks content

The New York Times, Daily Beast and other publications report on how agencies and contractors are responding to the WikiLeaks released of classified documents.

Monday - 12/06/2010, 03:30pm EST

WikiLeaks exposes national security sites

The BBC reports that the WikiLeaks cable reveal locations that are of national security interest.

Monday - 12/06/2010, 03:10pm EST

State's Amin presses for expanded use of biometrics

One of the top IT officials at the State Department wants to push the boundaries of using biometrics to determine who gets visas and passports in the United States.

Thursday - 11/04/2010, 07:22am EDT
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Government 2.0 in metamorphosis

Lovisa Williams writes in her blog that Gov 2.0 is not in a slump but in metamorphosis.

Monday - 11/01/2010, 01:29pm EDT

Apps 4 Africa contest uses technology to solve social, economic problems

Josh Goldstein, co-coordinator of the Apps 4 Africa contest, joined the DorobekINSIDER to describe how the contest taps into local talent and the widespread use of mobile devices to help solve the communities' social and economic problems.

Friday - 10/29/2010, 05:42pm EDT
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State creating social media experts

Adam Conner, the Washington DC associate manager for privacy and global public policy at Facebook, participated in the State Department's Panel on Social Media and Cybersecurity. He said State has done a great job of creating social media experts.

Wednesday - 10/20/2010, 04:57pm EDT
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State issues how-to guide on social media

Lovisa Williams, the deputy director for State's International Information Programs Bureau of Innovative Engagement, said her office spends about 50 percent of their time educating feds on the risks of social networking tools.

Wednesday - 10/20/2010, 04:34pm EDT
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State encourages use of tech in solving world problems

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton encourages innovators to use technology to help the world's most pressing problems. The idea is already in practice with the Apps 4 Africa contest, which State helps fund.

Tuesday - 10/19/2010, 03:53pm EDT

Social networking successes at State

Alec Ross is the Senior Advisor for Innovation in the Office of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said 21st century statecraft already has provided some short-term successes.

Thursday - 10/14/2010, 06:08pm EDT
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