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It’s well known that becoming a Foreign Service officer for the State Department can take a person on the journey of a lifetime. But there’s a different kind of journey that the State Department has been on — the journey of successfully adopting and deploying cloud computing technology departmentwide, and doing so securely.
Most of an organization’s collective wisdom is locked in people’s heads, and not written down for others to search for and use. So, how do you increase the ability of people to know the expertise of their professional colleagues and share it with each other within a large organization?
Do you ever find yourself laying in bed or sitting in front of the TV thinking, “If I could only get a chance, I’d make a difference”? Well, believe it or not, you can! In fact, you can stay in your PJs, in the comfort of your dorm room, and make a difference in the… Read more »
This blog post is an excerpt from GovLoop’s recent guide, the Open Data Playbook for Government. Download the full guide here. In a perfect world, everyone would see the value and potential of your data, but that’s not always the case. There are things you can do to increase the likelihood that people will find… Read more »
Do you want to work in the foreign service? The State Department has launched a mobile application to help. The app gives prospective Foreign Service officers a taste of what could be in store for them. Terry Davidson is the Recruitment and Outreach Division Chief at the State Department. He told Chris Dorobek on the… Read more »
. . . then apply to join the crew in eDiplomacy! Open Position in eDiplomacy, US Department of State Who are we? Office of eDiplomacy, US Department of State What others say: Honoring “Rising Stars” in Government Information Technology eDiplomacy: The US State Department’s Global Collaborative Backbone TRENDS: Evolutionary State Crowdsourcing and Diplomacy: A Love… Read more »
Previously, I’ve written about State’s new social media portal, Corridor, and some of the ways its administrators can measure its success. Today, I want to explore the features of the site, some potential features IRM’s eDiplomacy office may want to add in the future, and how each of those features can be used by State… Read more »
Last week, I wrote about Corridor, the State Department’s new internal social networking portal. This week, I want to examine some ways that its administrators can illustrate to their leadership that their investment in Corridor is returning results. Here are the top four metrics I think they should look at: Membership and activity – especially… Read more »
When Twitter launched in 2006, it would have been impossible–perhaps even irresponsible–to predict its success or the ways in which people would use the platform, shape its language, and through it, change the social media landscape. Over time, the people who used Twitter helped identify the most valuable features (hashtags, anyone?) and its most relevant… Read more »