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DorobekInsider: Godspeed Nick DeCarlo

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I am sad to hear the news that Nick DeCarlo, the husband of Sara DeCarlo, the current chairwoman of the Industry Advisory Council and the executive vice president of strategic business development of the newly created Avaya Government Solutions, passed away on Wednesday after a long battle with cancer.

Our deep condolences go out to Sara and the DeCarlo family during this difficult time. Our thoughts are with them and Nick.

This is the note she sent out…

It is with great sadness that I am writing to say that my dear husband passed away early this morning at home. I have been swamped today with getting the details for the services in order, so am just writing now. I want to thank you all for your constant support of me as Nick fought his cancer. There could not have been a more wonderful group of friends and colleagues to support me while going through this very difficult time. We are really urging people to not send flowers as some of our friends have started the Nick DeCarlo Scholars Fund for an eighth grader at Holy Trinity [Catholic Church] where he taught for 10 years. This legacy is very important to me and the family.

I am attaching the information on all the upcoming funeral arrangements. They should also be in the Post in the next day or so…

Thank you again for all the prayers. Nick’s battle is over and he is at rest.

Sara

And the text of the notice with funeral arrangements:

Nicholas Peter DeCarlo

On Wednesday, December 30, Nicholas Peter DeCarlo, former teacher for 10 years and retired captain, US Navy JAG Corps, passed away at his Arlington home after a long fight with cancer. The family will receive friends at Murphy’s Funeral Home, 4510 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA on Sunday, January 3, from 1-5 pm. Rosary at 4:30 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, January 4, at 11 am at Holy Trinity Church,1325 36th St. NW , Washington DC. A reception will follow. To continue Nick’s legacy and passion for scholarship, service and leadership, we urge friends to donate to the Nick DeCarlo Scholars Award, c/o Holy Trinity School, 1325 36th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007 in lieu of flowers.

Written by cdorobek

December 30, 2009 at 8:31 PM

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DorobekInsider: My “dinner” with the President

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As most of you probably know, President Obama and family are enjoying some time off in his childhood home of Hawaii, much to the joy of the White House — and despite snippy criticism from the Mainland. And I too am here just outside of Honolulu spending time with my family, who visit here each Christmas for decades now.

One of our favorite Hawaiian restaurants is Alan Wong’s — a CJD fav, if you ever are in Honolulu. Apparently it is an Obama fav too.

We were at Alan Wong’s this week — and when we got there, we were told that our table was no longer available. We’d have to split our large group across two tables. There was a VIP — and that was where they were putting him. It ended up the “him” was, in fact, President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, a contingent of others — and security, of course.

My family and friends, being the good, security conscience American’s that they are, saw me tweeting that we were dining with the President — and they all said, ‘Don’t put the location!’ Of course, outside the restaurant, there were a dozen black SUVs and scores of cops, but… I hope I didn’t give anything away.


Somewhat surprisingly, this is the first time I have actually seen President Obama in person — and I have to come all the way to Hawaii to do it.

As far as what he ordered… I’m told the President had  the 5-course tasting menu:

  • 5-COURSE MENU TASTING
  • wine pairings also available (menu subject to change)
    • Appetizer Duo
    • Butter Poached Kona Lobster
    • Nagaimo Potato Cake, Green Onion Oil
    • Ginger Crusted Onaga
    • Organically Grown Hamakua Mushrooms and Corn, Miso Sesame Vinaigrette
    • Twice Cooked Shortrib, Soy Braised and Grilled “Kalbi” Style
    • Gingered Shrimp, Ko Choo Jang Sauce
    • Dessert Duet

More about the dinner from Politico here… and other stories here.

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December 30, 2009 at 3:34 PM

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DorobekInsider: What you read in 2009…. on the DorobekInsider

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I have been (slowly) pulling together the most read items from the different programs on Federal News Radio 1500 AM over the past 12 months.

Previous ‘most read in 2009:
* Mike Causey edition
* In Depth with Francis Rose edition
* FederalNewsRadio.com edition
* The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Jane Norris edition
* Federal News Radio 1500 AM’s Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris edition

Today:
* Most read for 2009 on The DorobekInsider

  1. DorobekInsider EXCLUSIVE: USDA undertakes extensive management reorg – downgrading the CIO, CFO
  2. DorobekInsider: The buzz of federal government IT: Two scorching IG report on VA IT… sex, lies — but not video tape
  3. Ed DeSeve to join the Obama administration
  4. DHS director of the National Cybersecurity Center resigns
  5. DorobekInsider: What’s behind the cyber-czar Hathaway resignation? And why is this post so dif
  6. DorobekInsider: USDA officials offer more details on management reorganization
  7. DorobekInsider: OPM’s Berry reorganizes giving the CIO a more prominent role
  8. DorobekInsider: NASA names Linda Cureton as the new NASA CIO
  9. DorobekInsider: What’s the deal with GSA administrator nominee Johnson? The Kansas City Star finds out
  10. Another big merger: Deloitte buys struggling BearingPoint
  11. DorobekInsider: BREAKING NEWS — Sens. Collins, McCaskill, Bennett introduce acquisition workforce bills
  12. The DorobekInsider Reader: National Security Personnel System recommendations
  13. DorobekInsider: USDA gets approval for employee buy outs from OPM as mega-management reorg continues
  14. DorobekInsider: The era of e-mail is over — or ending, the WJS says — and we are terrifiied
  15. DorobekInsider: What happened in the federal government when we were away on vacation
  16. DorobekInsider: Obama expected to nominate GAO’s Gordon to OFPP post — soon
  17. DorobekInsider: Robertson to be named to head GSA’s OGP and CAO
  18. DorobekInsider: White House names Leeds as GSA’s new acting administrator
  19. DorobekInsider: OMB hires performance guru Shelley Metzenbaum
  20. DorobekInsider: USDA gets push back on massive management reorg, GovExec reports; USDA remains silen
  21. DorobekInsider: What are the most annoying buzz words?
  22. DorobekInsider: The era of social media is over – long live collaboration tools
  23. DorobekInsider: UPDATE – Grams to join VA as principal deputy assistant secretary for manageme
  24. DorobekInsider: GSA names Dave McClure to lead the Office of Citizen Services
  25. DorobekInsider: ODNI response to its decision to shut down Intellipedia’s uGov Web based e-mai
  26. DorobekInsider: Gov 2.0 moves beyond ’social media’ — and why it’s more than semantics
  27. DorobekInsider: Changes within the VA IT shop
  28. Congratulations on the wedding of Bob Suda and Joanne Connelly
  29. FOSE week: Causey on benefits… Web 2.0 and intel… and my panel: Goverment 2.0: Evolution or revolution
  30. DorobekInsider: Former USDA CIO Chistopherson lands at SAP, former Food and Drug acting CIO Chapman
  31. DorobekInsider: GSA’s O’Hare to replace Johnson as ITS Assistant Commissioner
  32. DorobekInsider: Intel on the government 2.0 front lines – and a new report assessing A-Space
  33. DorobekInsider: The real story behind the Recovery.gov contract: The need for govt contracting transparency
  34. DorobekInsider: The new TSA CIO — Emma Garrison-Alexander
  35. DorobekInsider: The VA IG reports — what are the next steps? We ask government IT veterans
  36. DorobekInsider.com: Breaking news: NAPA’s DiGiammarino to join the Obama administration
  37. DorobekInsider: GSA’s Mike Sade, formerly with Commerce, quietly retires
  38. DorobekInsider: GSA names Danielle Germain as chief of staff
  39. DorobekInsider.com: The White House makes it official: Johnson nominated to be GSA administrator
  40. DorobekInsider: And it’s official — Gordon nominated to OFPP post
  41. DorobekInsider: GSA administrator nominee watch — developments on the Kansas City federal cent
  42. DorobekInsider: One part of the intel collaboration suite gets nixed, sparking protests — and
  43. DorobekInsider: 1105 Media cuts pay 20 percent — temporarily
  44. DorobekInsider: Recovery.gov contractor Smartronix speaks — in a statement
  45. DorobekInsider: Another GovDelivery/GovLoop hiring coup: Andrew Krzmarzick — and passes 20K me
  46. DorobekInsider: I’m back from a bout with the flu… and government flu resources
  47. DorobekInsider: CIO Council publishes gov 2.0 guidance
  48. DorobekInsider: Leadership or management — that is the question?
  49. DorobekInsider: Learning more about Transportation Department CIO Nitin Pradham
  50. DorobekInsider: Avaya wins the auction for Nortel Government Solutions, Nortel says
  51. DorobekInsider.com: Martha Johnson to be nominated as GSA administrator soon — maybe today
  52. DorobekInsider: More GSA FAS shifts — King to retire, Ghiloni shifts, and FAS SES regional com
  53. GSA’s John Johnson to announce that he is retiring
  54. My favorite April Fools Day item — so far: Welcome GSA administrator nominee Shatner
  55. DorobekInsider: GSA’s Dorris, Army’s Sorenson, HP’s Hempfield earn AFCEA Bethesda
  56. DorobekInsider: More GSA changes — Leeds as senior counselor and Peck returning at PBS
  57. DorobekInsider: GSA and the Recovery Board release the redacted Recovery.gov contract
  58. DorobekInsider: The buzz of the Input holiday party 2009
  59. DorobekInsider: Dee Lee to join the Professional Services Council
  60. DorobekInsider: Celebrating a Happy (Fiscal) New Year with GovLoop
  61. Former 1105 GovInfo group publisher Evilee Ebb joins TechTarget
  62. DorobekInsider.com: The Obama CTO reader
  63. The DorobekInsider reader: Obama cyber policy review
  64. DorobekInsider: Rumoring around the halls of GSA — playing GSA musical chairs
  65. DorobekInsider: Recovery Board responds to questions — and even posts the Recovery.gov stateme
  66. DorobekInsider: HHS joins the management reorganization bandwagon — but this time, the CIO see
  67. Obama talks government procurement — a broken system, he says
  68. DorobekInsider: Women In Technology – Government Leaders at the Helm: A New Era — the liner notes
  69. DorobekInsider: Management of Change panel: The changing role of the CIO – the liner notes
  70. DorobekInsider: Recovery Board – and Recovery.gov vendor – get pressure on transparency
  71. DorobekInsider: The Recovery Board speaks out on the Recovery.gov contract award
  72. DorobekInsider: New DOT CFO nominee… and a possible DOT CIO nominee
  73. DorobekInsider: CGI Federal scores a coup hiring former EPA CIO Molly O’Neill
  74. GSA’s missed opportunity to be a collaboration leader
  75. DorobekInsider: What you read in 2009: Mike Causey edition
  76. GSA’s Johnson’s message to staff announcing his retirement
  77. 2009 Federal 100 Awards Gala… in Barry-vision
  78. DorobekInsider: NYT covers concern over Scientology’s buy of Governing
  79. DorobekInsider.com: Senate approves Zients as the new chief performance officer
  80. DorobekInsider: The USDA CIO to go to a career person – Chris Smith
  81. DorobekInsider: GovLoop graduates finding a great new home with GovDelivery — what will it mea
  82. DorobekInsider: New hires at Government Executive/NextGov… Sternstein… and Matt Dunie
  83. 2009 Federal 100 Award: Big awards to Molly O’Neill, Brad Boston
  84. DorobekInsider.com: Jerry Williams to take the HUD CIO helm
  85. DorobekInsider.com: Steve Ressler — GovLoop’s 10K man… and counting
  86. DorobekInsider: The hottest ticket in town — Roger Baker speaking at Input
  87. DC snow
  88. DorobekInsider on DC’s NewsChannel 8 tonight talking about the war on “social networking
  89. DorobekInsider: A picture worth almost 1,000 words – Obama and the IT dashboard
  90. DorobekInsider: The GSA Johnson hold update — Bond and Johnson have met
  91. DorobekInsider: 45 VA programs under temporary stop order pending fixes
  92. ACT/IAC Government 2.0 panel: The liner notes — about middle age and centralization
  93. The Kundra announcement held hostage… day… Oh! Who knows… Plus DDM and GSA appo
  94. DorobekInsider: Tracking the Gordon OFPP announcement — how soon is soon?
  95. DorobekInsider: Lieberman, Collins want Networx delay answers
  96. The DorobekInsider on DC’s NewsChannel 8 on dashboards — and the Kiviat graph
  97. DorobekInsider: The Roll Call-CQ marriage announcement
  98. DorobekInsider: Obama’s summer reading list – and autumn’s worthy reads
  99. DorobekInsider: GSA’s Tyree Varnado to retire
  100. DorobekInsider.com: Is the Economist’s CQ marriage official?
  101. DorobekInsider.com: 1105 GovInfo lays off two more… and 1105 looks online
  102. DorobekInsider: Ho-ho-ho… and recognize our troops
  103. DorobekInsider: A positive step for federal workers: Improving the buildings
  104. DorobekInsider: What question would you ask President Obama — Mine: Define “bureaucrat&r
  105. DorobekInsider.com: Team Obama puts out the help wanted sign for Recovery.gov transparency ideas
  106. A big name jumps into the government 2.0 conference space
  107. DorobekInsider: Power IT Down Day – help Mother Earth (and Wounded Warriors) by turning off yo
  108. Federal News Radio 1500 AM Book Club: “What Would Google Do?” coming up on Friday
  109. DorobekInsider to judge Funniest Celebrity in Washington Contest
  110. DorobekInsider: DOD’s developing Web 2.0 policy — and collaborating around security
  111. DorobekInsider.com: The Federal News Radio Book Club — Grown Up Digital by Don Tapscott
  112. DorobekInsider: It’s my birthday, but… you get the gifts
  113. DorobekInsider: The benefits of the federal IT “dashboard” – and the liner notes f
  114. DorobekInsider on DC’s NewsChannel 8 tonight talking the Intellipedia and A-Space — the
  115. DorobekInsider: BREAKING – Government Technology parent buys Governing magazine
  116. DorobekInsider: USDA gets early out approval from OPM as mega-management reorg continues
  117. DorobekInsider: Coming and going – A new DOT CIO (mostly confirmed), Frank Puglese, former SSA
  118. DorobekInsider.com: Friday’s Federal News Radio Book Club – Fired Up or Burned Out &ndas
  119. DorobekInsider: Most read items for the first week of July
  120. The DorobekInsider transparency, openness and data.gov reader
  121. DorobekInsider: Winners of the 7th Annual Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards
  122. DorobekInsider: What you read 11.28 through 12.05 on the DorobekInsider, Daily Debrief, and FederalN
  123. DorobekInsider: The FCC joins the blogsphere — and Twitter
  124. DorobekInsider: Wolf warns to protect your PDAs — a good reminder. Read the CIO Council’
  125. DorobekInsider.com: The AFCEA Bethesda Kundra speech — did he tell people to go around the CIO
  126. DorobekInsider: 24-hour deal – get Federal News Radio Book Club book Fired Up or Burned Out&he
  127. The DorobekInsider returns… and the most read items for June 2009
  128. DorobekInsider: Cyber-attack 2009 – what does it mean?
  129. DorobekInsider.com: The Bisnow government 2.0 event Monday morning — the liner notes
  130. DorobekInsider: Judging DC’s funniest celebrity… and the winner is…
  131. DorobekInsider: June’s Federal News Radio Book Club book — Fired Up or Burned Out
  132. DorobekInsider: GovExec exec Matt Dunie exits… and media notes
  133. DorobekInsider.com: Is the age of GSA’s GWACs over? GSA says NO
  134. DorobekInsider: GSA names a OGP-CAO leader — and then merges the organizations
  135. Former 1105 GovInfo group publisher Evilee Ebb joins TechTarget
  136. DorobekInsider: The ACT/IAC 30/20 year celebration
  137. DorobekInsider.com: Kundra clears up the ‘go around the CIO’ controversy
  138. DorobekInsider: Godspeed Paul Nolan, husband of AFCEA’s Becky Nolan
  139. DorobekInsider: What you read for the week of Nov. 15-21 on DorobekInsider, Daily Debrief, and Feder
  140. DorobekInsider: The UK government encourages tweeting — and issues Twitter guidance
  141. DorobekInsider: Intel on the gov 2.0 front lines – and a new report assessing A-Space
  142. DorobekInsider: ConnellyWorks scores a coup hiring ACT/IAC’s Kelly Olson
  143. DorobekInsider.com: The Obama transparency initiative – phase III launches today
  144. DorobekInsider: CGI’s official announcement about Molly O’Neill
  145. DorobekInsider.com: GSA FAS changes: Mary Powers-King named acting deputy assistant commissioner
  146. DorobekInsider: UPDATED – Grams to join VA as principal deputy assistant secretary for managem
  147. DorobekInsider.com: Government 2.0 Camp: Meet the organizers
  148. DorobekInsider: Fleshing out the funniest celebrity “charity” controversy

DorobekInsider: What you read in 2009…. on The Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris

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I have been (slowly) pulling together the most read items from the different programs on Federal News Radio 1500 AM over the past 12 months.

Previous ‘most read in 2009:
* Mike Causey edition
* In Depth with Francis Rose edition
* FederalNewsRadio.com edition
* The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Jane Norris

Today… the most read items of 2009::
* Federal News Radio 1500 AM’s Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris

Coming up:
* Most read for the year on The DorobekInsider

But for now, here are the items you read in 2009 on Federal News Radio 1500 AM’s Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris, hear weekdays from 3-7p ET:

  1. Lawmakers continue to discuss turning unused sick leave into TSP dollars
  2. Will House healthcare bill affect the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program?
  3. TSP continues success; memo details participant behavior
  4. How your Thrift Savings Plan has changed over the past decade
  5. Your Turn preview: A pay raise in your future?
  6. TSP and FERS tops legislative session
  7. Two top feds say it might be time for a change in telework policy
  8. Wednesday Afternoon Federal Newscast
  9. TSP Talk: Tobacco Bill signed into law
  10. Participants borrow less from their TSP accounts
  11. A Win for Retired Federal Employees
  12. Details about NSA cyberattack during Bush administration revealed
  13. Demo for new TSP website unveiled at board meeting
  14. Congressman calls for hearings about federal LTC insurance premium hikes
  15. TSP’s Trabucco: Thrift Savings Plan posts strong results in November
  16. Daily Debrief Reports: TSP required minimum distributions & you
  17. TSP changes and automatic enrollment updates
  18. The latest TSP news
  19. The Daily Debrief Reports: TSP participation continues to increase
  20. No COLA for federal retirees?
  21. Postal Service’s National Reassessment Process
  22. TSP funds see slow but steady gains in 2009
  23. New best practices at U.S. Patent and Trademark Office save time, taxpayer dollars
  24. TSP Talk: Loans available
  25. How to avoid getting into trouble while shopping online at work
  26. Preview: TSP Snapshot to start Monday
  27. Adding to Your TSP?
  28. Daily Debrief Reports: Your Thrift Savings Plan & the Market
  29. Postal Service announces final list of closures
  30. Your TSP: Changes coming tomorrow?
  31. Stories of the Decade: TSP sees many positive changes
  32. TSP Talk: Where is the market going?
  33. TSP preps for new Web site debut
  34. Bullish? What August might hold for your TSP account
  35. Daily Debrief Reports: No required minimum distributions for your TSP in 2010?
  36. The State of Your TSP
  37. Letter Carriers Union Responds to USPS Cuts
  38. Your Turn preview: Open Season, FEHBP and choosing a new health plan
  39. TSP Snapshot Snippet: Economic recovery, improved TSP?
  40. USDA’s Donald Sanders discusses employee reorganization
  41. How did the TSP do in May?
  42. Examining the role of China in U.S. cybersecurity policy
  43. Coming up on Your Turn: A personal Open Season?
  44. Causey on Pay-for-Performance
  45. Open Season is ending, prepare to get the details on Your Turn
  46. DoD will hire thousands of new workers
  47. Your Turn sneak peak – why you should plan on tuning in
  48. Proposed Budget Would Limit Raises in 2010
  49. Smithsonian changing its image to appeal to younger Americans
  50. No More FERS Flu?
  51. Secret Service takes on new responsibilities
  52. Nortel Government Solutions is now Avaya Government Solutions
  53. DoD senior executive requirements changing
  54. McAfee, Northrop Grumman partner to work on Host Based Security System
  55. Smithsonian uses innovative collaboration tools to reach out to public
  56. USAF set to reopen competition for KC-X tanker
  57. Federal Contracting workforce is growing
  58. ‘Citizen 2.0′ influence coming to your agency by 2012
  59. Are PDA’s safe?
  60. Gov. Kaine gives his reaction to BRAC extension
  61. Nortel Government Solutions, Avaya sign agreement
  62. Spending season: Why this FY is different
  63. FederalNewsRadio goes to the Smithsonian Folklife Festival
  64. New survey shows usage of Web 2.0 collaboration tools skyrocketing
  65. Causey: 2009 a good year for feds
  66. OMG txtng srsly taking off
  67. Talking about your TSP
  68. FAQ: Taking money out of your TSP
  69. GSA’s Tyree Varnado reflects on 39 years of government service
  70. Groups express concern about Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board
  71. Daily Debrief Reports: Your TSP & the Market
  72. TSP Roth 401(k) option now on the table
  73. Agency insourcing initative causing a stir in the private sector
  74. Sen. Brownback asks for Air Force to revise Tanker Request for Proposal
  75. The Next Step for NSPS
  76. Update: NSPS recommendations
  77. OPM wants to change sick leave rules
  78. Stories of the Decade: 10 years of missed opportunities for the CIO
  79. Defense Business Board releases NSPS recommendations
  80. Who will inherit your TSP account?
  81. Does having a security clearance mean you have to give up those Web 2.0 tools?
  82. Agencies sued for policy documents on 2.0 information collection
  83. Plan to listen to Your Turn on Wednesday for Open Season advice
  84. Should Alaskan native corps. get special considerations?
  85. Stories of the Decade: How 9/11 changed the public’s perception of federal employees
  86. Snow Days
  87. Tom Davis: ‘Mindset has changed markedly’ on procurement
  88. NRC negotiates new contract with NTEU
  89. DoD begins gathering data per Open Government Initiative
  90. Senate takes up TSP changes in bill
  91. Pay parity still lacking for federal civilian employees
  92. Analysis: GAO’s Dan Gordon nominated as OFPP Administrator
  93. What will WHTI do?
  94. Former ODNI CIO Meyerrose talks about cybersecurity’s future
  95. Nominee to be TSA administrator testifies before Senate
  96. E-messaging, other benefits to come with new TSP Web site
  97. Holding onto good feds once you’ve got them
  98. Labor Department launches Web challenge seeking best practices
  99. What next, if not Networx? Word from GSA’s conference
  100. Whose Belt is Tightening More?
  101. The new Office of Government Information Services
  102. Your TSP: Big changes coming
  103. Navy CIO: Cyber czar needed soon
  104. New report: alternative energy methods key to securing troops on battlefield
  105. DDOT’s Twitter use keeps department ahead of blizzard cleanup
  106. Your Turn preview: FEHB update
  107. FireEye partners with In-Q-Tel to secure Intelligence Community
  108. Reaction: FEMA to stay under DHS
  109. Public ranks government healthcare Web sites high in new report
  110. Inauguration Day Traffic
  111. Update: TSP’s Roth option
  112. How Web 2.0 is changing responses to emergencies
  113. Learning more about USDA’s employee buyout
  114. Daily Debrief EXTRA: “Special Agent” Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., honored by FBI
  115. Breaking Down the BearingPoint Bankruptcy
  116. Whitepaper outlines identity issues for federal website users
  117. Phishing Scams and Your TSP
  118. NATCA on Babbitt
  119. Web 2.0 tools proving beneficial for government, industry
  120. CMAP: A new leadership program designed for you
  121. Sen. Reid’s amendment would shield FEHB from public option
  122. A possible cure for the FERS flu?
  123. Talkin’ about your TSP
  124. Taking a long look at NSPS
  125. USPTO gets new director
  126. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey mulls over 2009
  127. GAO: Security problems abound throughout FPS
  128. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey talks about your TSP
  129. NIMH entering first phase of largest ever study of suicide in the military
  130. Microsoft Federal focuses on options in the cloud
  131. Bob Peck is GSA’s new Commissioner of Public Buildings
  132. Analysis: Cybersecurity Coordinator faces many challenges, opportunities
  133. TSP changes coming soon
  134. OPM rolls out new plan to deal with snow days
  135. Pay Parity, Raises and the Budget
  136. NSPS update: Unions speak before Board final recommendations
  137. How the USO is helping the troops – and what you can do to lend a hand
  138. TSP Roth option right around the corner?
  139. DHS, Michigan launch unique cybersecurity partnership
  140. Will Maryland be the new home of cybersecurity?
  141. Special fed shakes his groove thing on WFED
  142. Great American Hackathon a success for ‘positive hacking’
  143. Senior executive requirements changing at DoD

Written by cdorobek

December 30, 2009 at 6:00 AM

DorobekInsider: What you read in 2009…. on FederalNewsRadio.com

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I have been (slowly) pulling together the most read items from the different programs on Federal News Radio 1500 AM over the past 12 months.

Previous ‘most read in 2009:
* Mike Causey edition
* In Depth with Francis Rose edition

Today… the most read items of 2009::
* FederalNewsRadio.com

Coming up:
* Most read for the year on The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Jane Norris
* Most read for the year on The Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris
* Most read for the year on The DorobekInsider

But for now, here are the items you read on FederalNewsRadio.com for 2009:

  1. White House cuts federal pay raise
  2. NSPS another step closer to ending; FERS ‘flu’ cure a “done deal”
  3. The end for NSPS?
  4. Some insurance companies leave Federal Employee Health Benefits Plan as Open Season approaches
  5. NSPS one step closer to ending; FERS ‘flu’ might be cured
  6. Feds to pay more for health care under FEHBP
  7. NSPS over and FERS Flu cured, Senate Passes Defense Authorization Bill
  8. NALC: Postal workers latest victims of economic crisis
  9. Federal government closed Monday due to snow
  10. How to work around FEHBP’s fewer choices and higher costs
  11. Another LTC “error” affects 70,000 federal workers
  12. Congress tells agencies to check creditworthiness of employees
  13. DoD makes it official: FCS is cancelled
  14. USPS paying for environmental performance
  15. Advice for FERS employees scared about retirement
  16. Important TSP changes have arrived
  17. Plug pulled on Federal Employees Health Benefits Program under Senate proposal
  18. Agencies open under unscheduled leave policy on Tuesday
  19. Transition out of NSPS begins
  20. Causey: Federal Health Employee Benefit Plan amendment not likely to pass
  21. OPM’s Berry deals out first set of civil service reform suggestions
  22. Senate committee increases civilian pay raise to 2.9 percent for 2010
  23. OPM no longer to project federal retirements
  24. OPM proposes changes to sick leave rules
  25. No COLA in 2010 not all bad news
  26. Open Season resource: All you need to know before Monday
  27. DoD makes NSPS pay raise equal to GS employees
  28. House committee does not address civilian pay raise for 2010
  29. House passes omnibus spending bill with pay raise, agency funding
  30. DoD taking CAC in new directions
  31. When to consider moving your TSP funds around
  32. Almost three quarters of all feds have HSPD-12 cards
  33. Bonasaro: Attracting young blood to the Senior Executive Service a must
  34. Feds’ FEHBP no longer in danger; Congress, staffers still affected under Grassley plan
  35. Moran wins reprieve for DoD agencies; no BRAC move until 2014 at earliest
  36. House trying again to cure FERS flu
  37. Short time deadline looms for federal Long Term Care
  38. Changes coming to your TSP options
  39. VA puts 45 IT projects on hold
  40. OPM proposes reinvestigation rule for certain employees
  41. NSPS remains on life support
  42. H1N1 causes shutdown at the Small Business Administration
  43. Program launched to help recruit 11,000 new federal IT workers
  44. USPS: Five days a week?
  45. Hackers Hit USAJOBS.com
  46. The reconstruction of NSPS
  47. Stimulus bill could give agencies significant funding boost
  48. OPM offers little relief for long-term health care increases
  49. NSPS Task Force prepares to release report
  50. A new home for Homeland Security
  51. OPM preparing for pandemic by adjust sick leave policy
  52. House panel casts leery eye toward TSP mutual fund option
  53. End of NSPS and cure for FERS Flu included in Defense Authorization bill
  54. OPM sets new policy to make ‘burrowing’ harder
  55. Your TSP: More participants and a new L fund coming
  56. Embassy guard scandal brews in Afghanistan
  57. Awaiting the future of NSPS
  58. Federal labor unions say NSPS is toxic
  59. TSP Snapshot: Up, up and away in November
  60. CIOs cautiously optimistic about OMB’s IT dashboard
  61. Possible TSP changes outlined; May numbers released
  62. TSA picks CSC to run its technology infrastructure
  63. The Double Whammy Hidden in Your Paycheck
  64. Army to migrate all PCs to Vista by end of the year
  65. Salary Council suggests locality pay increase for 2011
  66. A turning point for NSPS
  67. GSA releases FY 2010 per diem rates
  68. House passes paid parental leave bill
  69. USPS’ Potter urges ‘public dialogue’ on future of Postal Service
  70. Agencies consider transforming the federal workplace
  71. TSP: Most funds down for October but up for year
  72. Fed managers leery of telework appeal process
  73. Federal retirees to get a piece of the stimulus package
  74. TSP Snapshot: October a mixed bag, and a primer
  75. Interior, Forest Service face uphill climb to boost employee morale
  76. TSP fund manager arrest is just a rumor
  77. PPS issues 2009 Where the Jobs Are Report
  78. OPM says safety is paramount in government closure decisions
  79. Hathaway opens up about her decision to leave White House, cyber coordinator future role
  80. BearingPoint past the banktruptcy
  81. Agencies to justify not using cloud computing to OMB
  82. How health care legislation on Capitol Hill could affect you
  83. XBRL: One key to the future of government transparency
  84. Recovery.gov and Ed DeSeve v. Stephen Colbert
  85. OMB eyes Sept. 9 to launch cloud storefront
  86. OPM to create pools of qualified applicants
  87. Administration calls House NSPS provision ‘premature’
  88. Spouse beneficiaries rules to change for TSP
  89. TSP Roth 401(k) option: A history
  90. Federal Managers Association sees benefits to FERS flu cure
  91. Air Force finds easier way to hire acquisition workers
  92. OPM clarifies statements on retirement projections
  93. OPM Dir. Berry: End attacks on feds!
  94. Some TSP funds rattled by economy
  95. TSP Roth option might come soon
  96. Telework, transportation top issues for BRAC
  97. Budget would cap pay raises for feds
  98. International Spy Museum offers grim, sobering warning on cybersecurity
  99. OMB to measure IT projects through a dashboard
  100. OPM Director John Berry chats with Mike Causey
  101. OPM Director Berry offers peek at the future of the federal personnel agency
  102. A cure for broken federal hiring process
  103. Shifting gears in telework push
  104. Maryland: the ‘Silicon Valley’ of Cybersecurity?
  105. White House takes first step to lifting cookie ban
  106. OPM gives employees opportunity to change long term care program
  107. CBP prototypes ‘next generation’ vessel
  108. Concerns with NSPS
  109. Postal Service one step closer to shutting hundreds of branches
  110. Bilingual workers needed as Foreign Service Officers
  111. Pay for Performance under review
  112. GSA issues first solicitation for cloud computing
  113. GSA headquarters to become model green building
  114. OPM’s Berry pushes ahead on telework
  115. Benefits bills pass in House
  116. Improvements to Grants.gov at least 90 days away
  117. Military personnel would get TSP match
  118. GSA equips employees with Web 2.0 rules
  119. Investor confidence in TSP stock funds increases
  120. Inauguration Day As a Holiday
  121. Persistence needed to go “Where the Jobs Are”
  122. DCAA and DCMA: who’s the boss?
  123. OMB’s new performance framework to combine the best of the past
  124. TSP accounts on track to hit four positive months in a row
  125. DHS gets green light to hire 1,000 ‘cyberspecialists’
  126. Changes could come for TSP beneficiaries
  127. HHS says only one browser will work on Grants.gov
  128. TSA nominee faces Senate scrutiny
  129. Health care reform and the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program
  130. Intelligence community redefines inherently governmental
  131. Feds come up with 38,000 ways to make the government better
  132. Agencies report progress, at last, on security clearance reform
  133. NASA, OMB to make cloud announcement next week
  134. DHS to recompete unrestricted portion of EAGLE contract
  135. OPM shops for a culture change
  136. Senate: Con artists are using stimulus scams to fleece citizens
  137. Spouse beneficiary rules to change for TSP
  138. Buy a new car, get a new tax break
  139. OPM nominee has friends in high places
  140. Tobacco may change your TSP
  141. DHS mandates department-wide telework, COOP review this week
  142. USAJobs hacking raises further security questions
  143. Cash for Clunkers may be a clunker itself
  144. Postal Service trying to do more with less
  145. DoD plans to tame vendor business systems
  146. Military spouses could benefit from new OPM rules
  147. Strengthening the federal acquisition workforce
  148. Federal Teleworking: A look at the numbers
  149. Rank-and-file FPS officers speak out on federal facility security woes

Written by cdorobek

December 29, 2009 at 11:50 AM

DorobekInsider: What you read in 2009…. on The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Jane Norris

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I have been (slowly) pulling together the most read items from the different programs on Federal News Radio 1500 AM over the past 12 months.

Previous ‘most read in 2009:
* Mike Causey edition
* In Depth with Francis Rose edition
* FederalNewsRadio.com edition

Today… the most read items of 2009::
* Federal News Radio 1500 AM’s Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Jane Norris

Coming up:
* Most read for the year on The Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris
* Most read for the year on The DorobekInsider

But for now, here are the items you read in 2009 on Federal News Radio 1500 AM’s Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Jane Norris, hear weekdays from 6-10a:

  1. USPS cutting losses, targets Saturday delivery
  2. Omnibus includes federal pay raise with locality pay
  3. More holiday time off for some feds
  4. USPS and the Economic Gloom
  5. The federal pay raise explained
  6. How not to outlive your retirement funds
  7. From TSP to ROTH? New rules hit federal retirees
  8. Free tool now available for Open Season decision-making
  9. KSAs out, TalentLink in at Homeland Security
  10. Even C students can get high-income jobs
  11. OPM’s tips for Open Season
  12. BRAC hits traffic right in the Beltway
  13. Top agencies to work for in the federal government
  14. Rep. Jim Moran tackles a possible FEHBP tax
  15. Cell sniffing in the federal workplace
  16. How to survive an investigation at work
  17. OPM’s tips for Open Season, part 1
  18. FBI Police says recruits are most wanted
  19. Earn a free masters degree in the Federal Cyber Corps
  20. Buy while the buying’s good!
  21. Federal workforce issues 2009: what’s worked and what hasn’t
  22. Omnibus includes federal pay raise with locality pay – 7:40
  23. Defense Appropriations: who gets how much
  24. Checklist for year end tax planning
  25. Deloitte owns BearingPoint: now what?
  26. OPM director closely watching case of Census worker found hanged
  27. Stolen laptop contains data of 42,000 military family members
  28. What airline passengers need to know about TSA’s Secure Flight program
  29. McAfee finds the world’s riskiest domains
  30. Sen. Mark Warner: Performance management to be streamlined
  31. Where’s your agency’s funding?
  32. Save big money in homebuyer tax credits by buying a home
  33. Rep. Van Hollen offers help for feds with fewer Health Plan options
  34. Agency funding: four down, eight to go!
  35. DHS announces a virtual job fair
  36. Tips for deducting charitable contributions
  37. Navy damns the stovepipes, goes full speed ahead on IT reorganization
  38. FEHBP Open Season workshop on Nov. 30
  39. Tips on ethical gift giving
  40. Rep. Towns reviews federal workforce benefits legislation
  41. How to deal with underperforming employees
  42. Free speech and ethics collide for federal employees
  43. Lessons learned from Navy ship collision
  44. Career advice from federal employees
  45. What do feds REALLY earn?
  46. MRAP wrap up
  47. Change is in the air, and food and drugs, at FDA
  48. Fast raise a bad thing?
  49. The Secret Service and the climbers at the gate
  50. MSPB: How to make the most of the retirement wave
  51. Tax credit expands for homebuyers
  52. Forbes lists the year’s most-hacked software
  53. SES: “White guys with ties”?
  54. Defense Authorization Bill’s cure for the FERS flu
  55. The future of the Future Combat Systems
  56. Ten tips for staff retention
  57. Army Sec. McHugh: Ft. Hood has lost family
  58. OPM on Open Season: dental and vision tips
  59. Legal Loop: How to leave your job without breaking the law
  60. Five questions managers must ask themselves
  61. Unpaid taxes by federal contractor employees questioned
  62. USPS first agency to release data on greenhouse gas emissions
  63. Cash for Clunkers: Beware the bait & switch – 9:28
  64. Federal Job Fair Roundup
  65. The nature of cybercrime is changing
  66. Future Combat Systems and SAIC’s future
  67. Chairman Devaney: embarrassment will lead to Recovery.gov improvements
  68. President Obama’s word choice leaves some feds feeling slighted
  69. Federal employees owe $3B in unpaid taxes
  70. Maryland wants Uncle Sam’s Cyber Command
  71. Cash for Clunkers: Beware the bait & switch
  72. Shay Assad: how to fix contracting problems in 30 days or less
  73. Career Fair: DISA asks undergrads to STEP up
  74. From TSP to ROTH? New rules hit federal retirees – 8:30
  75. A tax on your BlackBerry?
  76. Operation Falcon is a big success
  77. New Cybersecurity Coordinator no babe in the woods
  78. Cyber Security Alliance opens nerve center in Maryland
  79. Sticking points emerge in healthcare reform
  80. Thursday Morning Newscast
  81. USPS cutting losses, targets Saturday delivery – 7:05
  82. Fmr. Dir. Springer: OPM not up to task of running public option health program
  83. Ground level view of the Marine Corps Marathon
  84. DOJ: contractor’s bulletproof vests aren’t
  85. Wartime Contracting Commission finds drinking problem with ArmorGroup
  86. Rep. Frank Wolf offers Federal job fair information
  87. Cybercrime grows more devious and malicious
  88. Blog Bonus: Springer on Berry’s snow plans
  89. What is the future of the U.S. Navy?
  90. OMB wants to reduce money spent on contractors
  91. Pay for performance: reforming the reforms?
  92. How plain language could help the federal government
  93. Commissioner Astrue: Social Security back up center ready early
  94. DoD promises to fix Iraq contracting problems in 30 days
  95. OMB introduces FederalReporting.gov
  96. Linda Springer: OPM not up to task of running public option health program
  97. FLEOA to TSA: ‘Don’t shoot the messenger’ in manual kerfuffle
  98. Federal Managers Association’s view on changes in pay and benefits
  99. High-performers feeling less engaged at work
  100. 5 Fallacies: Clock watching with a pro who knows

Written by cdorobek

December 29, 2009 at 8:05 AM

DorobekInsider: What you read Dec. 20-26 on the DorobekInsider, Daily Debrief, and FederalNewsRadio.com

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The most read stories from the week of Dec. 20-26, 2009…

…from the DorobekInsider.com

  1. DorobekInsider: White House names Leeds as GSA’s new acting administrator
  2. DorobekInsider: What you read in 2009: Mike Causey edition
  3. DorobekInsider: BREAKING NEWS — Sens. Collins, McCaskill, Bennett introduce acquisition workfo
  4. DorobekInsider: Rumoring around the halls of GSA — playing GSA musical chairs
  5. The DorobekInsider reader: Howard Schmidt as cybersecurity coordinator
  6. DorobekInsider: Government 2.0 from down under — the final report of the Government 2.0 Task F
  7. DorobekInsider: What you read Dec. 13-19 on the DorobekInsider, Daily Debrief, and FederalNewsRadio.
  8. DorobekInsider: More GSA FAS shifts — King to retire, Ghiloni shifts, and FAS SES regional commissioners
  9. DorobekInsider: What’s the deal with GSA administrator nominee Johnson? The Kansas City Star finds out
  10. DorobekInsider: The Better Buy Project — the liner notes
  11. DorobekInsider: USDA gets approval for employee buy outs from OPM as mega-management reorg continues
  12. DorobekInsider: OMB hires performance guru Shelley Metzenbaum
  13. DorobekInsider: GSA’s Tyree Varnado to retire You can find our “exit interview” with Varndao here … and find GSA FAS Commissioner Jim Williams comments about Varnado here.
  14. DorobekInsider EXCLUSIVE: USDA undertakes extensive management reorg – downgrading the CIO, CF
  15. DorobekInsider: And it’s official — Gordon nominated to OFPP post
  16. The DorobekInsider reader: Obama cyber policy review
  17. DorobekInsider: The buzz of the Input holiday party 2009
  18. DorobekInsider: HHS joins the management reorganization bandwagon — but this time, the CIO see greater visibility

from the Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris

  1. Nortel Government Solutions is now Avaya Government Solutions
  2. ‘Citizen 2.0′ influence coming to your agency by 2012
  3. Wednesday Afternoon Federal Newscast
  4. Postal Service’s National Reassessment Process
  5. DDOT’s Twitter use keeps department ahead of blizzard cleanup
  6. Tuesday Afternoon Federal Newscast
  7. Analysis: Cybersecurity Coordinator faces many challenges, opportunities
  8. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey mulls over 2009
  9. Stories of the Decade: Karen Evans looks back — and forward
  10. Sen. Reid’s amendment would shield FEHB from public option
  11. Great American Hackathon a success for ‘positive hacking’
  12. Monday Afternoon Federal Newscast
  13. Navy CIO Carey blogs about measuring cybersecurity
  14. Stories of the Decade: For Microsoft, FDCC made a big difference
  15. Will House healthcare bill affect the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program?
  16. Holiday dinner….In Space!
  17. GSA’s Tyree Varnado reflects on 39 years of government service
  18. The new Office of Government Information Services
  19. Labor Department launches Web challenge seeking best practices
  20. Stories of the Decade: Information sharing and cybersecurity
  21. Making sure Gov 2.0 is Section 508 compliant
  22. Stories of the Decade: GSA’s Jim Williams looks at the evolution of GSA and DHS
  23. DHS, Michigan launch cybersecurity partnership EINSTEIN-ONE
  24. Stories of the Decade: TSP sees many positive changes
  25. Former ODNI CIO Meyerrose talks about cybersecurity’s future
  26. Friday Afternoon Federal Newscast
  27. How your Thrift Savings Plan has changed over the past decade
  28. Stories of the Decade: How 9/11 changed the public’s perception of federal employees
  29. Reaction from the contracting community on new Cyber Coordinator
  30. SAVE award nominee talks about saving money at the VA
  31. Unisys predicts increased focus on biometrics, data protection in 2010
  32. TSP’s Trabucco: Thrift Savings Plan posts strong results in November
  33. Does the White House need a cyber czar?
  34. Stories of the Decade: More with Mark Forman, the first ‘federal CIO’
  35. Stories of the Decade: Mobile technology changing the business of government
  36. Commentary from Capitol Hill on new Cyber Coordinator
  37. GSA, DHS search for next set of security tools
  38. New NIST director outlines goals
  39. Nortel Government Solutions, Avaya sign agreement
  40. Delightful stocking stuffer: A book about a man & his dog
  41. Update: TSP’s Roth option
  42. What challenges will new Cyber Coordinator face?
  43. Ins and outs of the 2010 spending bill
  44. Update: Govt. on track to save $40B in contract costs
  45. Stories of the Decade: How Web 2.0 and Gov 2.0 have changed the business of government
  46. War on the U.S.-Mexico border continues
  47. Lawmakers continue to discuss turning unused sick leave into TSP dollars
  48. Public ranks government healthcare Web sites high in new report
  49. Details about NSA cyberattack during Bush administration revealed

and from FederalNewsRadio.com

  1. USPS cutting losses, targets Saturday delivery
  2. Cell sniffing in the federal workplace
  3. Federal workforce issues 2009: what’s worked and what hasn’t
  4. Checklist for year end tax planning
  5. Sticking points emerge in healthcare reform
  6. New Cybersecurity Coordinator no babe in the woods
  7. Omnibus includes federal pay raise with locality pay
  8. How healthcare reform will change government
  9. Congressional focus in the New Year
  10. H1N1 inspires palm-vein biometrics
  11. Federal workforce issues 2009: what’s worked and what hasn’t – 8:40
  12. A-76 privatizations on pause
  13. Tips on ethical gift giving
  14. Going political: who takes appointments and why
  15. The federal pay raise explained
  16. Stolen laptop contains data of 42,000 military family members
  17. New Consumer Financial Protection Agency standing up slowly
  18. What to ask a cloud provider about best practices and pitfalls
  19. How not to outlive your retirement funds
  20. Monday Morning Federal Newscast
  21. More holiday time off for some feds
  22. Defense Appropriations: who gets how much
  23. A-76 privatizations on pause – 8:30
  24. DHS announces a virtual job fair
  25. Transparency may require a change in language
  26. Blog Bonus: Springer on Berry’s snow plans
  27. The retirement pendulum swings counter to OPM predictions
  28. A look at the cyber-road ahead for Howard Schmidt
  29. Schmidt to be named cybercoordinator
  30. What do feds REALLY earn?
  31. From TSP to ROTH? New rules hit federal retirees
  32. Wartime Contracting sees improvement
  33. How to deal with underperforming employees
  34. How to survive an investigation at work
  35. Access to Defense health records gets faster
  36. A look at the cyber-road ahead for Howard Schmidt — the DorobekInsider has pulled together scores of interviews and resources around the Schmidt appointment in The DorobekInsider reader: Howard Schmidt as cybersecurity coordinator
  37. Tips for partying and networking like a professional
  38. Fmr. Dir. Springer: OPM not up to task of running public option health program
  39. Healthcare reconciliation: how Congress will hug it out
  40. Legal Loop: How to leave your job without breaking the law
  41. Programs tested for the Good eHealth Record Seal of Approval
  42. Santa, OnStar, Twitter and you
  43. Maryland wants Uncle Sam’s Cyber Command
  44. Northrop celebrates grand opening of a grand space
  45. What’s ahead in Iraq

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December 27, 2009 at 6:14 AM

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