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The fiscal 2013 budget leaves uncertainty about U.S. operations in Iraq, as the mission shifts from the Defense Department to the State Department.
Today's guests are authors of the book US Government Counterterrorism: A Guide to Who Does What
Andrew Shapiro, the assistant Secretary of State for political and military affairs, explained the significance of the MOU.
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.
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.
Satisfaction went up 2.3 percent in 2011, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index released today by Foresee. The bump comes after a decrease of 4.8 percent between 2009 and 2010.
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.
Elaine Clancy, director of leasing at the General Services Administration's Public Buildings Service, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the federal government's leasing landscape.
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.
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.