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State Department News

Report: Widespread waste, fraud in war spending

As much as $60 billion in U.S. funds has been lost to waste and fraud in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past decade through lax oversight of contractors, poor planning and payoffs to warlords and insurgents, an independent panel investigating U.S. wartime spending estimates.

Tuesday - 08/30/2011, 07:00pm EDT

Pentagon, scarred by 9/11, adapts to new fight

he Sept. 11 attacks transformed the Pentagon, ravaging the iconic building itself and setting the stage for two long and costly wars that reordered the way the American military fights.

Sunday - 08/21/2011, 04:12pm EDT

Panetta: Bigger defense cuts would 'weaken' US

Large new cuts in defense spending would "terribly weaken" U.S. national security, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Tuesday as he and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton used a rare joint interview to argue that the nation cannot afford to keep playing partisan chicken with its finances.

Wednesday - 08/17/2011, 03:15am EDT

GAO: State Department still has gaps in cybersecurity

The GAO found the State Department had improved real-time awareness of cyber vulnerabilites, however it still has some areas to cover, according to the watchdog agency's latest report.

Thursday - 08/11/2011, 10:05am EDT

Staying connected to D.C. -- when you work 7,000 miles away

Ambassador Ronald Neumann is the President of the American Academy of Diplomacy, and former US ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, and Bahrain.

Wednesday - 08/10/2011, 06:58pm EDT
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Making the move back to D.C.: State employee shares her experience

Lisa Kurtz served at embassies around the world, and now she's working here in Washington.

Tuesday - 08/09/2011, 07:18pm EDT
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GAO: State leaving security holes unplugged

The Government Accountability Office says a State Department program designed to help its managers mitigate IT risks fails to provide a complete view of those risks.

Monday - 08/08/2011, 06:39pm EDT

Hackers hit DoD contractor Mantech

Government defense contractor Mantech is the latest victim of the hacking group Anonymous.

Monday - 08/01/2011, 05:30pm EDT

Agency credit unions ready to step in during default

Some federal agency credit unions are offering short-term loan programs as the country nears the Aug. 2 deadline of defaulting on its debt.

Friday - 07/29/2011, 02:26pm EDT

GAO: Collaboration overseas key to fighting terrorism

A new GAO report finds gaps in the United States' collaboration with international partners on terrorism

Wednesday - 07/13/2011, 07:25pm EDT

State's internal social network speeds up collaboration

The State Department launched Corridor, a social network for its employees to collaborate on projects.

Tuesday - 07/12/2011, 11:56am EDT

State launches internal social network

They say no man is an island, and neither is a federal agency. Richard Boly is director of the office of eDiplomacy at the State Department. He spoke with Federal News Radio from the Excellence in Government Conference.

Monday - 07/11/2011, 12:09pm EDT
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Friday Morning Federal Newscast - July 1, 2011

USPS cancels bonuses for executives, officers and administrative staff.

Friday - 07/01/2011, 07:45am EDT

GAO: Bureau of Diplomatic Security not ready for role in Iraq

Jess Ford is Director of International Affairs and Trade at GAO.

Wednesday - 06/29/2011, 05:35pm EDT
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State Department says Clinton not going anywhere

The State Department shot down a report Thursday that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has been in discussions with the White House about heading the World Bank.

Friday - 06/10/2011, 12:29am EDT

Report: Clinton considering World Bank move

Reuters reports that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is considering a move to the World Bank

Thursday - 06/09/2011, 08:39pm EDT

State, DoD fall short in tracking $1.8B in contracts

An in-depth analysis report by a Senate committee exposes inadequacies in spending on counternarcotics contracts in Latin America, which may affect future expansion to Afghanistan.

Wednesday - 06/08/2011, 07:43pm EDT

Watchdogs: Agencies risking billions in war zones

Unless changes are made "the United States faces new waves of waste in Iraq and Afghanistan" according to the Commission on Wartime Contracting. USAID, the Departments of Defense and State are singled out in a new commission report for their inadequate planning.

Friday - 06/03/2011, 09:40am EDT
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Thousands of Air Force and federal jobs to go unfilled

For every two vacancies in the Air Force civilian ranks, only one person will be hired.

Monday - 05/23/2011, 10:40am EDT

US outlines global plan for cyberspace

The Obama administration laid out plans Monday to work aggressively with other nations to make the Internet more secure, enable law enforcement to work closely on cybercrime and ensure that citizens everywhere have the freedom to express themselves online.

Monday - 05/16/2011, 08:29pm EDT
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