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Steven Aftergood describes a new report on the State Dept. Office of the Historian and the Foreign Relations of the United States series:
- Something “Very Wrong” in State Dept History Office, by Steven Aftergood, Secrecy News, June 8, 2009.
- Management Review of the Office of the Historian, (Report Number ISP-I-09-43), State Department Office of Inspector General, May 2009.
With plummeting employee morale and departures of experienced staff historians, “something in HO is very wrong,” the Inspector General concluded. “HO is suffering from, and has for some time been handicapped by, serious mismanagement…
Under present circumstances, the task of the FRUS series, although mandated by law, is “almost unachievable,” the IG said.
State Dept. Hosts TED Talk, Tech Daily Dose, June 2, 2009.
The State Department on Wednesday afternoon will host the first ever U.S. government-sponsored Technology, Entertainment, Design, or TED, event. Speakers include social-media analyst Clay Shirky, author of Here Comes Everybody; philanthropist Jacqueline Novogratz, CEO of the Acumen Fund; futurist Stewart Brand, author of the Whole Earth Catalog; economist Paul Collier, author of The Bottom Billion; and data visionary Hans Rosling, Karolinska Institutet Professor of International Health…. Video from the State Department event will be posted on the TED Web site, www.TED.com.
There is a nice overview of the “new, sleeker, and more interactive” web site of the Office of the Historian, U.S. Department of State, on the blog of the American Historical Association: Office of the Historian’s New Web Site, By Elisabeth Grant, AHA Today, April 06, 2009.
Note, particularly, that the series Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) is being transferred to this site.