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State Department IG criticizes Clinton's email practices as secretary of state

In a report due out soon, the State Department's Office of the Inspector General is highly critical of Hillary Clinton's email practices while she was U.S. secretary of state.

Clinton email hacker to plead guilty

The hacker who says he broke into Hillary Clinton's personal email server while she was U.S. secretary of state will likely plead guilty to criminal charges this week.

State Department can't find emails of IT staffer who set up Clinton's private email server

The Department of State admitted in a court filing Monday that it can't find emails of Bryan Pagliano, the IT staffer who set up Hillary Clinton's private email server when she was secretary of state, the Wall Street Journal reported.

State's crash course for foreign service officers aims to improve cybersecurity at overseas posts

The State Department recently brought 130 foreign service officers to Washington, D.C., for cyber officer training that will make them the "go-to cyber personnel" for their teams overseas, according to an article at FCW.

Judge paves way for Clinton to answer questions about emails

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton may face interviews in the coming months about her use of a private email server while she served as secretary of state.

Vulnerabilities in visa database could put up to 290M personal records at risk

A visa database with over 290 million records could be vulnerable to hackers breaching, stealing and even doctoring official visa applications, the U.S. State Department found through an internal study on the matter.

State Department's cheeky tweet gets skewered on social

The State Department's official Twitter account for the Bureau of Consular Affairs, @TravelGov, got a bit more than it bargained for yesterday with a tweet related to its #springbreakingbadly campaign.

Spotlight: Teachable moments, coming soon to the State Department via phishing email simulation

The State Department earlier this month issued an updated solicitation for information on phishing email simulation services.

Price of declassification requests to climb at ODNI

Beginning in late April, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence will make individuals pay all fees for submitting mandatory declassification review requests – and the fees are substantial in comparison to those charged by the Defense and State Department.

IT contingency plans lacking at State Department's overseas posts

Despite flagging the issue in 2011, the State Department Office of Inspector General found that information technology contingency plans at overseas posts remain largely inadequate.