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State Department News

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

State expands E-Mentor Corps

E-Mentees will be recruited through State's existing network of thousands of alumni from exchange programs focusing on entrepreneurship, and others who express serious interest in entrepreneurial guidance. We get details from the State Department's Steven Koltai.

Friday - 09/03/2010, 10:40am EDT
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State Department set to take control in Iraq

A small army of American diplomats left behind is embarking on a long and perilous path to keeping Iraq from slipping back to the brink of civil war. Michael Corbin is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs for Iraq issues explains the road ahead.

Wednesday - 08/25/2010, 10:41am EDT
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21st century statecraft: What does it really mean?

Read more from the blog TechChange.

Tuesday - 08/24/2010, 12:22pm EDT

The new 'in' crowd uses Foursquare

Move over Facebook and Twitter, there's a new social media competitor making its way through the federal government.

Tuesday - 08/24/2010, 06:00am EDT

Announcing the Pakistani Relief Fund

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made the announcement in a video.

Friday - 08/20/2010, 12:25pm EDT

START expiration ends U.S. inspection of Russian nuclear bases

For the first time in 15 years, U.S. officials have lost their ability to inspect Russian long-range nuclear bases.

Tuesday - 08/17/2010, 11:53am EDT
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