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Department of State

Reduce US Diplomatic / State Dept Secrecy & Related Investments

The U.S. Dept of State spends far too much on maintaining a large-scale classified system. We are and will continue to be constantly short of resources. Maintaining a large-scale classified IT infrastructure is wasteful and largely counter-productive for American diplomacy. As George Kennan argued:

"Diplomacy, after all, is not a conspiracy. The best diplomacy is the one that involves the fewest, not the most, secrets... more »

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With one tiny letter, we can save at least $50,000.

At DoS, our office acronyms are a foundation of many of our information systems; they are standardized to reflect the name of the office, not the name of the individual who occupies that office. This eliminates the need for widespread change during times of personnel turnover.

The addition of a second Deputy Secretary, however, brought about a change to our acronym conventions that has actually resulted in significant... more »

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OPIC’s EDN SAVES MILLIONS FOR INT’L INVESTMENT & DEVELOPMENT

Encourage USG international development and investment organizations and multilateral development banks (MDBs) to participate in OPIC’s Enterprise Development Network, and utilize the EDN Search Engine (beta.ednacccess.com) to promote their programs.

Investment in developing countries is crucial to solving challenges like instability and hunger, but it is very difficult to achieve due to unstable political, financial... more »

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