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Exclusive: State's Toler joins DHS to run network resilience office

Danny Toler becomes the second State Department official to go to the Homeland Security Department's Office of Cybersecurity and Communications since January. He also is the second high ranking official to join DHS in the last week.

Tags: DHS , NPPD , technology , people , Danny Toler , cybersecurity , Mike Locatis , John Streufert , Bobbie Stempfley , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 04/24/2012, 07:54pm EDT

NASA seeks innovations for space waste

NASA is looking for ways to re-purpose waste in space, and the space agency is turning to innovators to come up with some ideas.

Tags: Beth Beck , LAUNCH , USAID , NIKE , green government , contest , Federal Drive , Jolie Lee

Tuesday - 04/10/2012, 08:57am 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.

Tags: Joe Ewing , technology , Kinect , video games , Prezi , collaboration , FOSE Conference

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.

Tags: fire , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

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.

Tags: fire , OEM , Michael OConnell

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

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.

Tags: Stephanie Sanok , Center for Strategic and International Studies , DoD , Iraq , Afghanistan , diplomacy , budget , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 09:52am EST
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State, DoD establish personnel exchange program

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

Tags: Andrew Shapiro , DoD , workforce , collaboration , Federal Drive , Hillary Clinton , Leon Panetta

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.

Tags: Daniel Benjamin , counterterrorism , DHS , CIA , Federal Drive

Monday - 01/30/2012, 09:22am 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.

Tags: DoD , workforce , personnel exchange

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