Workforce

Last chance for agencies to land digital interns

The State Department's Virtual Student Federal Service has extended the application deadline until June 17 for agencies seeking specialized media and technology talent.

Cybersecurity

Trump gets cyber diplomacy and workforce advice from agencies

State, Commerce and DHS delivered on President Trump's 2017 executive order.with policy guidance on cyber diplomacy and building a cyber workforce.

Workforce

State lifts hiring freeze

The Department of State is lifting a hiring freeze that has been in effect since the early days of the Trump administration.

Digital Government

State Department wants to ask all visa applicants about their social media activity

For the millions who seek a U.S. visa every year, giving up social media information and history may become a required step.

Cybersecurity

Trump administration announces new cyber office at State

The announcement, made in the middle of a House hearing examining the State Department's decision to downgrade its cyber office last year, could leave the Cyber Diplomacy Act in limbo.

Cybersecurity

McCaul calls on the Senate to act on cyber bills

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) urged the Senate to move on restoring the State Department's cyber office and reorganizing DHS' National Protection and Programs Directorate.

Cybersecurity

House passes bill restoring State cyber office

Seven months after the Trump administration shuttered a critical State Department office responsible for coordinating international cooperation around cybersecurity issues, Congress took a big step toward reversing the decision.

Workforce

Karen Mummaw named acting CIO at State

A longtime State Department tech official is leading the agency's Information Resource Management Bureau.

IT Modernization

Tillerson: Cloud part of State's 'redesign'

Amid massive changes to the workforce and mission, the nation's top diplomat is also looking to an IT refresh, but the timeline is unclear.

Workforce

State CIO to step down

Frontis Wiggins will retire from federal service after a 32-year career.

Acquisition

Stefano M. Rivolta

Project Manager, Innovation Sandbox, Department of State

Workforce

What to look for in agency reorg plans

Will agency reorganization plans focus on management and program improvements, or are the efforts a front for budget cuts and workforce reductions?

Workforce

IT, cyber figure in State Dept. 'redesign'

As the Trump administration looks to dramatically reshape the State Department's scope and size, an IT refresh and increased role in cyber policy are on the table.

State Department names new tech policy lead

In the wake of a decision to eliminate a special coordinator for cybersecurity issues, the department has tapped a key Hill staffer for a new deputy assistant secretary post.

Cybersecurity

Former Obama techies join forces at think tank

New America's inaugural class of Public Interest Technology Fellows includes some familiar names from the Obama administration.

Cybersecurity

New visa vetting to include social media handles

The State Department is starting to collect social media information from certain visa applicants deemed risky.

How State wants to innovate

The State Department is contemplating a procurement that can drive innovation and collaboration among U.S. diplomats.

Digital Government

How tech, laws and leadership impede digital diplomacy

Digital diplomacy, a priority for the State Department under the Obama administration, appears to be at a crossroads.

Digital Government

E-diplomacy guru seeks elected office

Alec Ross, a pioneer of e-diplomacy at the State Department and an adviser to Hillary Clinton, is running for governor of Maryland.

Cybersecurity

Can a voluntary framework deter cyberattacks?

With cyber attacks on the rise, experts wonder if voluntary norms are enough to keep the peace in cyberspace.

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