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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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USDA, State easing IT power intake

Agriculture plans to update its second version of its green IT strategy this year. State is implementing power management tools and could save almost $2 million. Both agencies are making headway to change the culture of how IT is used by their respective employees.

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 07:48am EDT
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State Dept alerts broad, rare

Hear more from Homeland Security Editor David Silverberg

Monday - 10/04/2010, 07:17pm EDT
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Bill promotes jointness among national security agencies

Congressmen Skelton and Davis say legislation would apply the lessons learned from Goldwater-Nichols Act to more than 13 agencies to help promote collaboration and understanding of each other's roles. The bill calls for a two-year detail for each senior official to learn how other national security agencies work.

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 07:15pm EDT
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Concern grows over Defense-to-State transition in Iraq

A congressionally chartered commission said the State Department does not have the training or expertise to take over security operation in Iraq when the military departs at the end of 2011.

Friday - 09/24/2010, 02:43pm EDT

Lew sets tone for second term as OMB director

Senators praise Lew for experience. Committee plans to vote on his nomination next week. Lew said technology, acquisition reform and performance management are among his top non-budget priorities.

Friday - 09/17/2010, 07:26am EDT
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Center for New American Security releases new publications on Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) released three publications today that offer policy recommendations for the QDDR team.

Thursday - 09/16/2010, 03:59pm EDT
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