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How did the Blackwater shootings happen?

It was September 16, 2007. A Blackwater personal security detail was clearing the way for a convoy of State Department diplomats. The shootings supposedly started after the driver of a car kept driving toward the convoy ignoring orders to stop. When the shooting was over, 14 Iraqis were dead and 18 were wounded. A trial is underway in Washington for Blackwater security guards involved in the shooting.

Tags: Blackwater , Iraq , shootings

Thursday - 06/12/2014, 10:29am EDT

Thomas Browne, deputy director of the Office of Anti-Crime Programs, State Department

The Service to America medals honor federal employees who go above and beyond their job descriptions to serve the public. Federal News Radio will be speaking to finalists. A colleague describes him as the world's leading expert on drug-addiction treatment and prevention. As the deputy director of the State Department's anti-crime programs, Thomas Brown has helped shape drug treatment in 70 countries. He's a finalist in the career achievement category of the 2014 Sammies awards. Read a Q&A with Thomas Browne.

Tags: Thomas Browne , Sammies Awards , Partnership for Public Service , Office of Anticrime Programs

Monday - 06/02/2014, 10:41am EDT
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Browne's efforts alter view of drug addiction treatment, prevention worldwide

Over a three-decade career, State Department employee Thomas Browne has changed the way the U.S. and 70 countries across the world view drug addiction, treatment and prevention.

Tags: Thomas Browne , Sammies , Service to America Medals , Federal Drive

Monday - 06/02/2014, 12:49pm EDT

Insider threat programs must find the right 'trust but verify' balance

NSA, State and nearly every other agency are developing "fixes" to protect unauthorized employees from taking data. Experts say employees need to understand why the rules are in place and how they benefit both the organization and worker. OMB says one way to improve the situation is by reducing the number of federal employees with security clearances-an initiative that already is underway.

Tags: management , insider threat , Beth Cobert , OMB , John Fitzpatrick , NARA , information sharing , Patrick Kennedy , NSA , Keith Alexander , Ed Hammersla , Raytheon , CA Technologies , Bill Harrod , Intelligence National Security Alliance , Dawn Cappelli , Rockwell Automation , Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and its Employees , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/21/2014, 03:56am EDT
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Former State Department employee sentenced for leaking classified information

In our weekly Crime of the Week feature, Federal News Radio reports on a federal employee who leaked top secret information to a news outlet.

Tags: Crime of the Week , FBI

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 02:59pm EDT

Cathy Read & Corey Rinder, State Department

The administration's strategic sourcing initiative applies to all agencies, but implementation looks different at every agency. The State Department's acquisition process has a different emphasis and produces different results than other agencies. In Depth with Francis Rose talks to Cathy Read, State's director of acquisitions management. Also, Corey Rinder, procurement executive at State, explains some of the differences and similarities between how State does acquisition and how your agency may do it.

Tags: Cathy Read , Corey Rinder , acquisitions , In Depth

Thursday - 03/27/2014, 05:36pm EDT
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Isaiah Joo, CIO, Young Government Leaders

Your agency probably has a shortage of digital natives. The shortage is tied directly to the amount of millennial employees that many agencies don't have enough of already. Isaiah Joo, the chief information officer of Young Government Leaders and program analyst for the State Department's Office of E-Diplomacy, joined In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: Isaiah Joo , Young Government Leaders , In Depth

Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 05:17pm EDT
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Continuous monitoring deadlines push agencies to think big cyber thoughts

Departments have a week to finalize their plans to implement information security continuous monitoring by 2017. State and DHS already are heading down the new cyber path, and are excited to take advantage of the standard suite of products and services under the CDM contract.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , DHS , Margie Graves , Peter Gouldmann , continuous diagnostics and mitigation , GSA , Steve Viar , AFFIRM , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/21/2014, 04:11am EST
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Agencies experiencing a widening cybersecurity reality gap

The inconsistent way inspectors general review the security of federal networks and computers is causing uncertainty around what is working and what isn't in the federal government. A recent State Department IG management alert is a prime example of this growing disconnect.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , NIST , Ron Ross , Pat Howard , Alan Paller , David Kotz , Kathleen Tighe , Education Department , oversight , DHS , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/05/2014, 04:54am EST
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State Department opens doors to historic treasure trove

Every summer, the State Department closes its Diplomatic Reception Rooms to allow conservators to clean and repair the pieces in its extensive collection of historic artifacts. The rooms will reopen to the public on Sept. 9.

Tags: renovations , Diplomatic Reception Rooms , Marcee Craighill , diplomacy , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 09/05/2013, 03:11pm EDT
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