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Obama taps former Twitter executive to become government's first-ever chief digital officer

A former Twitter executive will become the White House's first-ever chief digital officer, creating digital strategies to better connect the government with American citizens.

Report: Scientists at health agencies get conflicting guidance on freedom of expression

A watchdog group says the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration need to issue stronger guarantees that their scientists have scientific freedom of speech.  

DHS's Brothers tweets about science and tech projects, goals

Reginald Brothers, who heads the Homeland Security Department's research and development arm, took to Twitter March 1, answering questions ranging from cybersecurity and airport security to the Islamic State.

Supporters of Islamic State have at least 46,000 Twitter accounts, new Brookings study finds

Government officials have been saying that the Islamic State has been one of the most adept terrorist groups in using social media such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to spread propaganda and recruit and radicalize individuals.

US Central Command social media accounts hacked

Two social media accounts for the Defense Department's U.S. Central Command were hacked Jan. 12, according to a report from the  Associated Press.

Taliban used Twitter to embellish tactical victories

The Taliban's report of attacks through the summer of 2012 embellishes the damage inflicted upon international security forces. Its tweets said the group killed an average of 196 Afghan National Security Forces personnel per month during this period. But the Brookings Institution's noted the average monthly death toll closer to 309 ANSF personnel.

Most law enforcement pros use social media in investigations, but training and policies lacking

Facebook, YouTube and Twitter have been essential in investigating, solving and preventing crimes, but a new LexisNexis study shows that many law enforcement agencies lack formal policies, training or dedicated staff to use such social media tools.

GSA eases search integration with Instagram, Fed Reg for gov't web managers

With a little help from the General Services Administration's digital search program, federal web managers can now expand search results on their agency and department sites to include results from their Instagram accounts and relevant  Federal Register  notices.   

Twitter sues government over user data requests

Twitter sued the Justice Department Oct. 7, saying it violated the social media company's First Amendment rights by restricting its ability to disclose details on the government's national security requests.

DOI, CIA lauded for Twitter engagement

The Interior Department and CIA are among several federal entities praised for their ability to engage citizens on Twitter in a new guide for good government tweeting published by the social media platform. In the handbook (pdf), Twitter credits the DOI with an account that is responsive to Twitter users.