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State Department News

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

Agencies building trust to reduce data centers

Several departments are out ahead of the OMB mandate to consolidate data facilities over the next four years. Energy is starting small to show business owners they will get the same level of service under the new setup. Other agencies see green in cutting back on the centers-both money and energy efficiency.

Friday - 01/14/2011, 07:13am EST
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HHS 'Tip of the Day' offers cyber advice

A preview of Federal Security Spotlight with HHS' Tom Shankweiler.

Wednesday - 01/12/2011, 04:02pm EST
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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
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