Latest United States Department of State Stories

2010-05-21 11:55:00

Study looks at 5-year history of creating and implementing the State Department's use of Wikipedia-like knowledge and platform A new study released May 20 by Rice University and the U.S. Department of State's (DOS) Office of eDiplomacy looks at the five-year history of creating and implementing Diplopedia, DOS' use of the Wikipedia-style diplomacy Web 2.0 tool. Diplopedia is the U.S. State Department's internal knowledge-sharing platform "“ an unclassified, open-source wiki platform of...

2010-03-16 06:35:00

The US State Department launched a website on Monday where people from around the world can leave their views on global issues and US-foreign policy. The site, "˜Opinion Space"˜, is dedicated to promote "global conversations on foreign affairs," said the State Department. It will "harness the power of connection technologies to provide a unique forum for international dialogue," Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in a statement. This provides a unique opportunity...

2009-07-18 08:24:58

Robert Hormats, a vice chairman of investment bank Goldman Sachs, has been tapped for a key U.S. State Department post, White House officials say. Hormats was named by the Obama administration Friday to be the department's undersecretary for economic, energy and agricultural affairs, an official announcement indicated. Should he be confirmed by the Senate, Hormats would head up efforts by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to help refine Washington's relationships with China, India and...

2009-04-29 06:00:00

CHICAGO, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by DePaul University: WHO: The International Human Rights Law Institute (IHRLI) at DePaul University will host Ambassador John E. Herbst, coordinator for reconstruction and stabilization, for the U.S. State Department; Thomas A. Schweich, visiting professor and ambassador-in-residence at Washington University in St. Louis School of Law; David Crane, professor of law at the Syracuse University College of Law and...

2008-12-02 09:03:00

Company to Provide Support for Real-time Services for the Operation, Maintenance,and Development of IT Systems ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CACI International Inc (NYSE: CAI) announced today that it has been awarded a $29 million prime task order to continue its support for the Department of State Bureau of Diplomatic Security Chief Technology Officer. The task order, which has a duration of one base year, two one-year options, and one eight-month option, was awarded to...

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.