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State Department News

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

State Dept. faces skyrocketing costs in Iraq

State plans to expand role, but might not have the budget.

Wednesday - 08/11/2010, 01:34pm EDT

State Department fed works to change the world

As a deputy legal adviser, Robert Harris supervises offices providing advice on an array of issues ranging from human rights and refugees, treaties, law enforcement and intelligence, and regional issues involving the Western Hemisphere and Asia.

Monday - 08/09/2010, 10:40am EDT
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Using technology to bridge the gap

How is the State Department using technology to build bridges?

Thursday - 08/05/2010, 01:10pm EDT

Architecting Defense-in-Detail

August 11th at 11:05am

The DoD GIG IA Portfolio Management Office (GIAP) has learned through experience that mission critical networks are contested, violated, infiltrated and penetrated, leading to significant risks to US interests. The U.S. critical infrastructure has evolved from a ‘network enabled' position to one that is now ‘network dependent.' No aspect of the national critical infrastructure operates without extensive use of information technology, and it is this very fact that makes our networks such a high priority target for adversaries.

The need for secure, self-aware, proactively managed defense mechanisms has never been more critical. Commercially available technologies, when combined with research and development done by both the government and the private sector, represent the best possible approach for combating the types of threats our critical infrastructure is facing today.

Monday - 08/02/2010, 12:34pm EDT
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US Passports still vulnerable to fraud

Posing as someone else and using fake birth certificates and driver's licenses to get a U.S. passport can still work. For the second time in two years, the GAO has found holes in the country's security by deliberately using fraudulent material to obtain passports. But the hole has gotten smaller. GAO's Greg Kutz joins us with details.

Monday - 08/02/2010, 10:31am EDT
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Senator hopes to bridge feds foreign language gap

A Senate panel probes the government's continued foreign language deficiencies. The Government Accountability Office finds limited progress across several agencies. DHS and DoD are taking steps to increase the number of employees with foreign language skills.

Friday - 07/30/2010, 06:29am EDT
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State hopes technology will better secure passport process

GAO found significant success in obtaining passports using fraudulent documents in the second investigation in two years. While State is implementing facial recognition technology to close the existing gaps, lawmakers are introducing new legislation to give the agency more security capabilities.

Thursday - 07/29/2010, 08:45pm EDT
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GAO: State's passport program vulnerable to fraud

WFED's Jason Miller reports.

Thursday - 07/29/2010, 05:05pm EDT
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State Department moves ahead with Facebook-style site

At the Excellence of Government Conference, the State Department's Richard Boly, director of the Office of e-Diplomacy, talks about ways to improve communication and transparency without adding cost or red-tape.

Monday - 07/19/2010, 10:08am EDT
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State to turn to contractors when DoD goes

If outsourcing is the answer, what should be the question? We hear from Commissioner Grant Green of the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Thursday - 07/15/2010, 10:31am EDT
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US lifts lid on alleged leak to WikiLeaks

State Department believes an alleged whistle-blower obtained secret diplomatic data.

Wednesday - 07/14/2010, 02:11pm EDT
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