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8:40 pm, April 26, 2015

State Department News

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.

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.

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.

Thursday - 04/02/2015, 03:59am EDT
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Delete, erase, shred: enemies of federal record-keepers

Delete, erase, shred: Weapons of mass info destruction foil efforts to save government records

Monday - 03/30/2015, 03:16am EDT

Inspector finds State Department lax on preserving emails

Inspector finds State Department lax on preserving emails as public records

Thursday - 03/12/2015, 03:56pm EDT

Hillary Clinton email trove reviewed for release, security

Hillary Clinton's email trove to be examined for public release, possible security lapses

Friday - 03/06/2015, 03:46pm EST

House committee subpoenas Clinton emails in Benghazi probe

House committee subpoenas Clinton emails; Clinton tweet says she wants public to see them

Thursday - 03/05/2015, 01:52pm EST

Clinton urges State Dept. to release her emails

Clinton urges State Department to release emails she used from private account

Thursday - 03/05/2015, 12:26pm EST

Andrew O'Brien, Special Rep. for Global Partnerships, State Dept.

The State Department hopes to tap into veterans' overseas experiences with a new program. The Veterans Innovation Partnership launched last month. The goal is to apply service members' skills to foreign policy and international affairs. Drew O'Brien is the Special Representative for Global Partnerships at the State Department. He joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to explain more about the program.

Tuesday - 03/03/2015, 10:34am EST
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State Dept. official charged with soliciting minor

Police: State Department counterterrorism official charged with soliciting a minor

Wednesday - 02/25/2015, 07:40pm EST

IGs ask Congress to strengthen oversight tools

Four inspectors general tell the Senate Homeland Security & Government Affairs Committee they need legislative help in order to help them effectively oversee federal agencies.

Tuesday - 02/24/2015, 03:58pm EST

Trends on GSA's Alliant that make you go, hmmm

The Alliant governmentwide acquisition contract for IT services widely has been considered one of the most successful multiple award contracts over the last decade. Two recent blogs highlight some interesting trends.

Monday - 02/02/2015, 04:02am EST

DHS 'aces' plain writing report; State, Interior score 'incompletes'

The Center for Plain Language issued its annual plain language report cards Tuesday, with the Homeland Security Department, Social Security Administration and Security Exchange Commission earning top scores.

Tuesday - 01/27/2015, 06:16pm EST

Ryan Crocker, Texas A&M University

A greater diplomatic presence in potential conflict spots will save the country from military action. That presence depends on growing the collaboration between the diplomatic community, the intelligence community and the military community. Ryan Crocker is dean of the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, and former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and others. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said diplomats should be equal partners with their colleagues across government.

Monday - 01/26/2015, 04:30pm EST
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Matthew Asada, State Vice President, Foreign Service Association

Federal linguists are finding themselves in a Catch-22 situation. They become experts in another culture and language by spending a lot of time living in another country. But spending a lot of time outside of the United States can make their security lives more difficult. Matthew Asada is State vice president of the American Foreign Service Association. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained the obstacles a federal linguist faces when trying to advance a career.

Monday - 01/26/2015, 04:17pm EST
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DoD loses key IT exec; two formers are lured back to government

Long-time and well-respected cybersecurity executive Mark Orndorff is calling it a government career on Jan. 31.

Monday - 01/19/2015, 02:46pm EST

Improving the user experience on your agency's website

Tim McLaughlin, CEO of Sitework, will discuss how his company is helping agencies make their websites more user friendly.
December 23, 2014

Tuesday - 12/23/2014, 08:34pm EST
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Don Kettl, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland

After 50 years of stepping on its neck, now the United States is preparing to normalize relations with Cuba. President Barack Obama's wide-ranging diplomatic bet involves finance, trade, border security and travel. That means it will spark a lot of work for you, your employees and contractors. Don Kettl, a professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the implications.

Friday - 12/19/2014, 11:04am EST
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Several US government buildings lose power

Several US government buildings lose power because of transformer, construction troubles

Monday - 12/15/2014, 01:54pm EST

Wishful FISMA thinking

What could be the last set of the mostly dreaded annual Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) reports are arriving from agency inspector generals.

Monday - 12/01/2014, 04:23am EST
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