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Facebook hires Lockhart; DISA now on Facebook, Twitter

Facebook has hired former President Bill Clinton’s Press Secretary Joe Lockhart as its vice president of global communications heading up corporate, policy and international communications, starting July 15.

The appointment was first reported in a June 14 article by AllThingsD.

Lockhart is the founding partner and managing director of the Glover Park Group. He will report to Elliot Schrage, Facebook’s vice president of global communications, marketing and public policy.

Lockhart, who lives in Washington, D.C., is expected to move to Palo Alto, Calif., for the position, AllThingsD reported.

In related news, the Defense Information Systems Agency announced it has joined Facebook and Twitter.

The agency had attracted about 1,700 Facebook fans and 295 Twitter followers as of June 15.

“Welcome to the new official DISA feed,” read the agency’s first tweet, posted June 12. “Follow & message us to connect with DISA and learn the latest DISA & DODIT news/info.”

However, users may have trouble finding DISA’s new Twitter account, @USDISA.

Searches for “DISA” and “Defense Information Systems Agency” on the Twitter website were ineffective in locating the DISA feed June 15. So DISA might need to do some serious tweeting to get the word out.

Follow Alice Lipowicz on Twitter at @AliceLipowicz.

Posted by Alice Lipowicz on Jun 15, 2011 at 7:25 PM

Reader Comments

Wed, Jul 6, 2011 Steve Lunceford

Hmm...wonder why Twitter's API shows the @USDISA account was created in 2009 (see:

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