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State Department News

State, DoD establish personnel exchange program

Andrew Shapiro, the assistant Secretary of State for political and military affairs, explained the significance of the MOU.

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 09:02am EST
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Counterterrorism bureau plays greater role in homeland security

The counterterrorism office in the State Department has been upgraded to a full-fledged. It's part of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's goal of greater smart power capability.

Monday - 01/30/2012, 09:22am EST
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How does State's online-service strategy handle security?

Brenda Sprague, the deputy assistant secretary for Passport Services at the State Department, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss a new pilot program allowing people to apply for passport cards online.

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 05:10pm EST
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GSA uses reverse energy auctions to save money

General Services Administration is teaming up with other agencies to solicit bids from energy providers via online auctions. GSA's New England Region administrator details the savings his office has reaped from the program.

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 11:32am EST
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DoD, State agree to share more personnel

The Defense and State Departments have agreed on a new personnel-sharing agreement that State officials called the most "significant formal exchange of personnel" in the history of both departments. The new Memorandum of Understanding on the Non-Reimbursable Exchange of Personnel expands personnel-sharing between the two departments, which was capped at 50 positions. The MOU increases the number of DoD personnel working at State to 98.

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 04:59pm EST

State aims to cut power waste on all agency computers

Gerry Caron, with the State Department's Information Resource Management Bureau, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the department's goal of cutting power waste on its computers.

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 05:37pm EST
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Exclusive: State's Streufert moving to DHS

John Streufert will become the new director of the National Cybersecurity Division. He comes to DHS after spending more than five years as the State Department's chief information security officer. Additionally, Rear Adm. Michael Brown retires today.

Friday - 01/13/2012, 12:22pm EST

21st Century Statecraft add-on to traditional diplomacy

Social media has fundamentally changed the way people communicate and that includes how the State Department communicates with foreign countries. Dubbed 21st Century Statecraft, the use of digital tools is a way for State to engage with other countries' government, listen to foreign citizens and promote national interests abroad.

Thursday - 01/12/2012, 11:20am EST
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Opportunities in federal construction despite cuts to building funds

Marco Giamberardino, senior director of the Associated General Contractors of America's federal and heavy construction division, outlines the winners and losers of the FY2012 budget for federal construction.

Thursday - 01/05/2012, 10:47am EST
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NY Rep. King: Iraq releases 3 security contractors

Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security announces release of three contractors held in Iraq for two weeks.

Wednesday - 12/28/2011, 02:28am EST

Military sorts through material from Iraq drawdown

Twila Gonzales, director of disposition services at Defense Logistics Agency, explains how the military decides what it should keep and what it should destroy from the material brought out of Iraq.

Friday - 12/23/2011, 01:07pm EST
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Obama fills key posts in State, Energy

President Obama said he intends to nominate key posts in the departments of State and Energy, according to a White House release.

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 09:35am EST

Three agencies make top 10 places to work for young people

Tom Shoop, editor-in-chief of Gov Exec, explains why these agencies are so appealing.

Tuesday - 11/15/2011, 07:24pm EST
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Amin drafts apology to foreign service officers at State

Kirit Amin, the departing chief information officer at the State Department's Bureau of Consular Affairs offers a "compete and sincere" apology to foreign service officers, who he derided in an interview this week with Federal News Radio. Amin says it is unfortunate that he shared private feelings in a public forum.

Friday - 10/07/2011, 06:33pm EDT

AFSA objects to Amin's characterization of Foreign Service

Daniel Hirsch, state vice president of AFSA, took exception to comments from Kirit Amin, the chief information officer of the State Department's Bureau of Consular Affair, about Foreign Service Officers.

Wednesday - 10/05/2011, 07:35pm EDT

Foreign Service Association calls for program, not people, cuts

An organization representing Foreign Service members says cuts to the State Department's international affairs should come in programs and not people.

Wednesday - 10/05/2011, 04:44pm EDT
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Foreign Service braces for budget cuts, the likelihood of USPS health plan proposal

Mike welcomes Susan Johnson of the American Foreign Service Association and Steve Losey and Sean Reilly of the Federal Times.
October 5, 2011

Wednesday - 10/05/2011, 04:27pm EDT
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State's Amin leaving CIO role temporarily

Kirit Amin stepped down suddenly after four years as the CIO of the Bureau of Consular Affairs to take a 120-day reassignment with the State Department CIO. He decried "cronyism and nepotism" at the State Department and said the bureau has entered into bad contracts. "The duplication and waste in government is phenomenal, and I was not going to put up with that crap nor will I put up with contractors who will rip off the government," Amin told Federal News Radio.

Wednesday - 10/05/2011, 05:22am EDT

Thanksgiving: Whose heads will roll?

The Thanksgiving turkeys delivered to the White House may have a much happier holiday than many federal workers, who could be getting a very big dose of bad news, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Wednesday - 10/05/2011, 02:00am EDT

Top 10 agencies with telework issues

How does your agency compare to others when it comes to allowing employees to telework? The latest Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey gives some insight.

Sunday - 10/02/2011, 08:55pm EDT
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