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State Department News

State Dept. competition expands horizons of social networking

A contest sponsored by the State Department mobilized people online to find and photograph three individual (fictional) criminal suspects in five global cities in just 12 hours.

Monday - 04/09/2012, 05:22am EDT
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Video gaming inspires new tools at State

The technology is based on Microsoft's Kinect, used in the XBox video gaming system, and now it's the basis of new tools developed by the State Department's Office of eDiplomacy. State showcased their innovation this week at the FOSE Conference in Washington.

Thursday - 04/05/2012, 03:18pm EDT

Most State Dept. offices reopen as fire cleanup continues

Workers continue to assess the damage and clean up after a fire that took place Tuesday at a State Department complex in Washington, D.C. Most employees can return to their offices today and an on-site child care center has reopened.

Thursday - 03/22/2012, 09:52am EDT

Some offices remain closed following State Department fire

A fire on the fifth floor of a State Department building in Washington Tuesday caused enough damage that several offices will be closed today and possibly longer.

Tuesday - 03/20/2012, 09:42am EDT

Bill aims to overhaul wartime contracting

New legislation aims to implement some recommendations of the Commission on Wartime Contracting. Includes provisions that would automatically suspend contractors accused of wrongdoing in overseas contingency scenarios.

Friday - 03/02/2012, 05:09am EST
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Budget constraints challenge State's continued presence in Middle East

The fiscal 2013 budget leaves uncertainty about U.S. operations in Iraq, as the mission shifts from the Defense Department to the State Department.

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 09:52am EST
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Discretionary Budget Authority 2008-2013

A look at the discretionary budget authority for Cabinet-level agencies from 2008-2013.

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 02:19am EST

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
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