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Report: NASA is a Social Media ‘Genius’

A new report ranking public sector, industry and advocacy organizations on their adoption of social media and digital savvy found that some government organizations – archaic reputations notwithstanding – are actually geniuses when it comes to new media. The report, commissioned by New York University’s Scott Galloway and George Washington …

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Social Media Reshape Military Life

In a move signaling the pervasiveness of social media, the Department of Defense has recently allowed service members to use social-networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter at work. While DoD monitors individuals’ use, it is also using them to ensure consistency in organizations’ online footprint. The new policy requires …

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DoD’s Social Media Guru Price Floyd Leaves Pentagon

The Department of Defense’s first-ever director of media affairs and social media czar has left the Pentagon, Wired reports. Price B. Floyd, who is also an adjunct professor at The George Washington University, was tapped last year by DoD Secretary Robert M. Gates to improve the way the department communicates …

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Adm. Mullen Releases Social-Media Strategy

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen has released his social-media strategy, which details goals of increasing interaction with Twitter and Facebook followers and identifying new social-media platforms to use. Mullen started using Twitter in April 2009 and has since opened accounts at Facebook, YouTube, iTunes and …

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Lynn Talks Social Media, New DoD Policy at Facebook HQ

Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn yesterday visited the headquarters of Facebook in Palo Alto, Calif., to discuss how the Department of Defense and high-tech companies can better collaborate. “You’re very much a part of our world,” Lynn told Facebook employees in the company cafeteria. “We’re also very much a …

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