Posts Tagged: State Department

State Department’s Holistic Approach to Cloud Security

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.

The “De-Siloization” of Knowledge in Government

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?

Making a Difference in Government and You Get to Stay in Your PJs

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 »

Open Data at the Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources

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 »

Want to work for the State Department – There’s an App for that!

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 »

R U a great project manager w/ innate curiosity & awesome customer service skills? . . .

. . . 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 »

Peering down the Corridor: The New Social Network’s Features and Their Uses

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 »

A New Corridor Open in the State Department

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 »