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Gordon Adams, Former OMB Official

The new Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review is now out from the State Department. It's the second-ever review from the department, similar to the Quadrennial Defense Review from the Pentagon. Gordon Adams, a former Office of Management and Budget official, writes about the new QDDR for Foreign Policy magazine. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose why it's pretty unambitious.

Tags: In Depth , Gordon Adams , Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review ,

Wednesday - 05/20/2015, 04:29pm EDT
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Nancy Lindborg, President, U.S. Institute of Peace

It's a small agency of only 300 people. But it has big ambitions preventing, mitigating and resolving violent conflicts around the world. Most people know the U.S. Institute of Peace by the unusual architecture of its building, not far from the State Department. Nancy Lindborg is the new president of the Institute. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the agency and its mission.

Tags: Nancy Lindborg , U.S. Institute of Peace , management

Monday - 05/18/2015, 10:43am EDT
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Four ways to make your agency's social media a success story

Most agencies are on at least Facebook and Twitter, and many are dipping their toes into Instagram, LinkedIn, Flickr, YouTube and even Snapchat. But it's not enough to just throw out information on social media -- it has to be a two-way street.

Tags: social media , Kristy Dalton , Peace Corps , Kyle Livingston , Mrudula Venigalla , Shefali Kapadia

Friday - 05/15/2015, 11:31am EDT

Cybersecurity, mission areas must integrate to stave off flood of attacks

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is bringing these concepts together in a new document to help improve cyber defense and resilience. Ron Ross, a fellow at NIST, said moving cybersecurity closer to the mission decision-makers will help solve a fundamental flaw in how agencies protect systems and data.

Tags: Technology , Cybersecurity , Ron Ross , NIST , Peter Gouldmann , NARA , Controlled unclassified information , AFCEA , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/14/2015, 04:42am EDT
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Rehired annuitants help bridge agency skills gaps, but are they enough?

Agencies' succession and next-generation training plans are unfocused, thanks to hiring freezes and budget cuts. Mission-critical projects pop up, but departments lack the workforce expertise to see them through when long-time federal employees retire. In part 2 of our special report, The Reverse Retirement Wave, we examine how some agencies are turning to reemployed annuitants for help navigating the rough waters.

Tags: management , succession planning , Workforce , Training , SSA , OPM , Tom Bianco , Georgia Hubert , Reemployed annuitants , Nicole Ogrysko , John Palguta

Tuesday - 04/28/2015, 02:04am EDT
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Officials: Ex-Pentagon spokesman to move to State Department

Former Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby will retire from the military and move to the State Department to be that agency's new public face, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

Tags: John Kirby , Jen Psaki , DoD

Wednesday - 04/22/2015, 02:17pm EDT

Ambassador Ron Neumann, President, American Academy of Diplomacy

The State Department suffers from a lack of leadership career opportunities. The American Academy of Diplomacy says an overbalance of political appointees in the senior ranks of the agency means they're only focused on short-term goals. Ambassador Ron Neumann is president of the Academy. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he offered a proposal to reintroduce career employees into the top ranks of the Foreign and Civil Services at State.

Tags: Ron Neumann , American Academy of Diplomacy , In Depth

Thursday - 04/02/2015, 05:08pm EDT
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White House adds another layer to executive cyber powers

President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order giving agencies the ability to recommend economic sanctions against cyber attackers and their supporters. As the President signed this latest order, Congress seems closer than ever to passing a cyber information sharing bill.

Tags: Technology , Cybersecurity , Michael Daniel , White House , Congress , David Grannis , Senate Intelligence Committee , Information sharing , Treasury Department , Justice Department , Sanctions , Center for Strategic and International Studies , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/02/2015, 03:59am EDT
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