Tag Archives: Twitter

DHS Releases Its Twitter Watchword List

The Department of Homeland Security has released a list of keywords and phrases it follows when monitoring social networking sites and online media, Daniel Miller reports for the Daily Mail. DHS analysts use the list as a reference when searching online for terrorist and related threats against the U.S. It …

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Federal Reserve Use Twitter, Videos for Transparency

The Federal Reserve System is now using Twitter as part of its efforts to be more transparent, the Atlantic Wire reports. The Fed’s Twitter account features news releases, balance sheets and termination of enforcement actions. The organization’s social media page, launched a week ago, will also feature videos of Chairman …

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Pentagon Spokesman Answers Twitter Questions

Pentagon Press Secretary George Little took questions Monday; not from journalists, but from Twitter users. According to AFPS, Little answered questions from hundreds of users on topics ranging from Syria, Iran cybersecurity and Pentagon energy savings initiatives. Little said fielding the questions was a challenge and needed help to manage …

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FBI Looking to Screen Social Media, News Sites

The FBI is asking technology companies for assistance in upgrading how the bureau gathers information from sources such as social media and popular news websites. According to a request for information on FedBizOpps, the FBI is looking into a “secure, lightweight web application portal” to gather information from social media …

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White House Joins Google Plus

Google Plus users can now add the White House to their circles as of Friday. In a Friday blog post, the White House announced that it has joined Google’s social networking service in addition to its active Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn accounts. The White House said joining Google Plus is …

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IBM Offering Govt. Social Media Training Courses

The IBM Center for the Business of Government will host a 12-week course on the government’s use of social media starting in February. According to IBM, the course will provide training on several platforms: Social networks like Facebook and GovLoop Information networks like Twitter and Quora Blogging platforms like Tumblr …

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Michèle Flournoy Leaving Pentagon

The highest-ranking woman in the history of the Pentagon is stepping down. Michèle Flournoy, undersecretary of defense for policy, announced she will resign and return to private life according to a statement released Monday from Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. “Michèle has been an invaluable advisor to me during my six …

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Survey Gives Mixed Reviews for Agencies on Twitter Use

The non-profit group Expert Labs recently released a new social media dashboard. Results from its Federal Social Media Index, which ranks 125 federal agencies based on public engagement on Twitter, showed a trend of agencies with less followers engaging with more with their followers than the more popular agencies. The …

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New Archives Policy Could Include Twitter Too

A recent memo from President Obama asking for federal agencies to improve archiving processes of digital records such as e-mail and social media begs the question of how this can be done, according to a Federal News Radio report. While the president asked agencies to improve archiving methods with measures …

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DHS Looking Into Using Twitter as ‘Intelligence Tool’

The Department of Homeland Security is working to use Twitter as an intelligence tool and is currently developing guidelines for monitoring social media networks, according to a Politico report. DHS Undersecretary Caryn Wagner recently said the department is currently establishing guidelines to use social networking websites for law enforcement purposes, …

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