By GCN Staff
Dec 07, 2010
As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton launched a damage control
operation to world leaders after State Department diplomatic cables were
published by the WikiLeaks website, the atmosphere was calm in the
Office of eDiplomacy.
That’s because cables likes the ones leaked to WikiLeaks have been
replaced by Diplopedia, a highly secure system by which ambassadors and
their staffs can compare notes, pass tips and even offer candid
observations on world leaders, Dayo Olopade, a political reporter,
writes in The Daily Beast.
Olopade recently spoke with officials in the office of eDipolmacy about
cybersecurity efforts in the wake of leak of the trove of classified and
unclassified diplomatic cables that span 1966 to 2010.
A team of 60 people within eDiplomacy are working on ways to modernize
the way American diplomats talk to each other confidentially.
Diplopedia is an online encyclopedia of foreign affairs information,
according to the State Department. It is a wiki that can be edited with
an Intranet Web browser that can be accessed by authorized State
Department personnel. They can contribute their experience, knowledge
and expertise in the form of articles, discussion or editing of material
submitted by others.