Revolution @State: The Spread of Ediplomacy

Fergus Hanson
Fergus Hanson Former Brookings Expert, Head, International Cyber Policy Centre - Australian Strategic Policy Institute, University of Sydney

March 27, 2012

Executive Summary: This report is the first time the rapidly growing ediplomacy effort at the U.S. State Department has been mapped. It reveals that State now employs over 150 full-time ediplomacy personnel working in 25 different nodes at Headquarters. More than 900 people use ediplomacy at U.S. missions abroad.

It finds ediplomacy is being used in eight different program areas, not just for public diplomacy, and suggests a conceptual framework for understanding this effort.