Richard Boly, MPIA '92, Heading State Department's Web Use
Advancing U.S. foreign policy through eDiplomacy
The Partnership for Public Service, The Washington Post
The State Department is making innovative use of social media, online platforms and technology to change the way employees communicate, share information and reach outside their own boundaries.
Leading this ambitious effort is Richard Boly, head of the State Department’s Office of eDiplomacy. Boly and his team have created a wide range of interactive web portals, linking State Department employees internally and separately connecting them with diverse groups around the world to advance our nation’s foreign policy interests and to empower these groups to achieve social change.
“Richard and his team are game changers,” said Janice Fedak, the State Department’s deputy CIO for business management and planning. “He is getting us out of our stovepipes, altering the way we send and share information, and use technology to do more with the grassroots.”Click here to read the full article.
Richard Boly is a career U.S. diplomat and currently the director of the Office of eDiplomacy, an applied technology think tank for the U.S. Department of State. Previously, he was a National Security Affairs Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, where he launched the Global Entrepreneurship Program. Richard is a graduate of Stanford University and received his MPIA in 1992.