President Barack Obama is quite possibly the nation’s most technologically engaged president. Now, the US Department of State, the department in charge of the passport office, is following in his footsteps and using social media to forge a stronger connection with the public.

For example, according to, the State Department is working with Howcast to create a digitial “town hall” for the 5th Summit of the Americas. The Summit takes place April 17th through the 19th in Trinidad and Tobago.  If you drop in on the 5th Summit of the Americas Digital Town Hall, you can submit questions for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Clinton will answer selected questions from the site during a special live broadcast from the Dominican Republic that will take place tomorrow, April 17th.

If you’d like to submit questions to the US passport office or the Department of State as a whole, you can create an account on Howcast or log in using your Facebook username and password.  But hurry…today is the last day to submit your questions!

You’ll also be able to view tomorrow’s broadcast on Facebook, MySpace, Ustream, Youtube and Twitter.  Additionally, the Department of State also has its own Twitter account. They mainly tweet about travel warnings for different countries.

Of course, the US Passport Office isn’t alone in using social media…follow on Twitter for great travel tips as well as updates on changing US passport regulations!  You can also become a RushMyPassport fan on Facebook.