March 18, 2010
The FBI is aggressively using podcasts (audio recordings distributed via the Internet) to educate agents and publicize its successes. The podcasts are distributed via an RSS feed. Here are a sample podcast and the blurb summarizing it:
Ex-Army Major in Prison, Part I
He was a major in the Army stationed in Kuwait. And he was on the take. Special Agent Marc Diehl of the FBI’s Washington, D.C. field office says it was a case of bribes. The episode is part of our "Gotcha" series highlighting closed FBI cases.
As noted here previously, other federal agencies are using podcasts effectively. Since most government-issued computers can play podcasts, they appear to have significant potential as an ethics education/awareness tool.