Today’s Department of State invests in new technology and employees are encouraged to use 21st century tools — twitter, social media, wikis, blogs, photo sharing sites — to promote democracy and support the development of civil society.
This wasn’t always the case, writes Amrita S. Khalid in Next Gov about the transition.
“The State Department for many years took pride in its lack of technological advancement. On easing the State Department into a technological transition, career diplomat Richard Boly first asked, “Here’s a group that is historically risk averse by design, and we’re asking them to make a change that is diametrically opposed to what they’ve grown throughout their career doing. How do we go about that?”
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