Corruption within the Afghan government and a lack of reliable data have made it impossible to implement a long-term strategy for refugees, according to a new Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction audit.
State Department employees at the Embassy in Tokyo, including U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy, used private email to conduct official business, according to the department's inspector general.
A former State Department employee was charged Aug. 18 with nine counts of cyberstalking, seven counts of computer hacking to extort and one count of wire fraud. The defendant allegedly used his government-issued computer at a U.S. embassy to phish, hack and cyberstalk.
The State Department's bureau of information resource management is exploring how an industry partner could help it better issue and manage its mobile devices and cellular services.
The General Services Administration launched a cross-agency program aimed at improving customer service in the federal government.
U.S. officials and others have said that extreme violence, persistent poverty and other problems in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala spurred last summer's migration of tens of thousands of unaccompanied migrant children.
Such an evaluation would help the department's counterterrorism bureau ensure accountability, better measure the program's impact and effectiveness, and shape future programming decisions, but it's been postponed since 2012.
The White House announced July 15 a major initiative to improve the legal immigration system that officials said is now complex, paper-based and confusing to users applying for a visa.
Between August 1998 and December 2014, there have been about 30 attacks against U.S. diplomatic residences and other soft targets, congressional investigators said.
Some agencies haven't be consistent in following guidance for reviewing priority goals, says a July Government Accountability Office report.