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DorobekINSIDER: Good-bye to Federal News Radio

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As I mentioned, Friday was my last day on the air at Federal News Radio. 

Here are my final thoughts…

Radio microphoneChange is never easy. We do almost anything to avoid it. But these days, change is almost the norm. 

And today represents a change for me. I’m moving on.

For the past three years, we’ve been able to spend the afternoons together here on this magical medium called radio. A lot has happened during that time. No, budgets never got passed… And yes, there were government shutdowns — but they were thanks to snowstorms rather then any budget battle.

When I came here three years ago, Federal News Radio was JUST moving to a new frequency — 1500 AM. And at that time, Federal News Radio was building it’s platform. The management team here made a key decision to hire a number of people who have deep roots covering government — Mike Causey, of course, Tom Temin, Jason Miller… and me. When I came here, I had never produced a radio show before. So my goals were to learn as much as I possibly could… but also to help make Federal News Radio a presence. And I’m very proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish. The station is vital source of news and information for the federal government here in Washington.

One of the great things about this radio station is that it is so innovative. It is the first radio station to move from the dot-com world… to a frequency. Ten years ago, Jim Farley, John Meyer and Joel Oxley decided to create a Web radio station for feds. And look what has come of it. And in many ways, I think it is a model for the evolution of media.

All of that being said, it is time for me to move on. Now let me be very clear — I’m not disappearing. I may not be here in the afternoons, but I’m not done. I’ve been thrilled to cover the government for nearly 20 years, and I think I have a few more years left. And, in fact, that is part of the reason that it is time for me to move on. On this program, each and every day, we have tried to keep our focus on six words — helping you do your job better. (Yes — it’s six! I counted!) And we have tried to focus on innovation, lessons learned, better-faster-cheaper…

And I’m going to continue doing that… Again, in a different way.

A number of people to thank…

  • Federal News Radio program director Lisa Wolfe, who gave a print guy with no experience in radio, an opportunity to fulfil a dream.
  • Mike Causey, who invented covering the operations of government. All of us walk in his footsteps. He is a remarkable journalist — and a good friend.
  • My colleagues Amy Morris, Francis Rose… and my producers Emily Jarvis, Ruben Gomez, and Internet editor Jolie Lee… what can I say but thanks.
  • And to my spouse and amazing family. When you’re trying something new, you need good, you need a great support structure… and I’m blessed.

But most of all, I want to thank you… for listening… for reading… for participating… for doing what you do.

These are odd times… challenging times. There are pay freezes and continuing resolutions… and yes, therea are still no budgets approved.

Many people out there think you’re overpaid… under-qualified… under worked… Many people out that the government isn’t innovative.

We know that isn’t true — and on this program, we’ve had the opportunity to talk to the creators of the Internet. (Most organizations would be thrilled creating something as all-altering as the Internet.)

We know there is good — and bad — in government. But there is no doubt in my mind that accomplishing the mission of government is exceedingly challenging… and, in many ways, much more challenging then most jobs the private sector.

And I wake up each day thrilled because Ihave the best job on the planet. I have an amazing opportunity to talk to smart people — in most cases, very spart people — each day. And I get to help you do your job better.

And I get to do that for people who have actually done this work … People who know how complex it is… how really difficult it is. They don’t worry about whether it is like the private sector or not. They understand the very real differences… and quietly they understand that their jobs are MUCH more challenging. But they are passionate about getting that job done.

I continue to believe these are remarkable times… And yes, times to make real change. These days, everything is on the table. That can be scary — but it also presents real opportunities.

So… Go do it. Be innovative. Try. Make mistakes even. And if there is anything I can do to help you… let me know… I’m easy to find… DorobekINSIDER.com.

Thanks for hanging with me. I hope we can continue to spend time together, albeit in a different way.

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March 27, 2011 at 8:20 PM

Posted in Federal News Radio

Looking for the DorobekINSIDER radio show?

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As I noted earlier this week, today is my last day at Federal News Radio 1500 AM.
All of the radio interviews are archived here.

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March 25, 2011 at 11:58 AM

DorobekINSIDER: Federal Drive’s most read items for 2010

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In the first week of the new year, we looking back – and look forward… by looking at what you determined were the big stories.

All week, I’m highlighting the most read items across Federal News Radio’s programs. Monday, we focused on the 100 most read items on the DorobekINSIDER in 2010; on Tuesday, the most read posts from Mike Causey’s Federal Report in the past year. Coming up on Thursday, we’ll look at top items on  FederalNewsRadio.com; and Friday for In Depth.

Today, the most read items for the Federal Drive:

Monday Morning Federal Newscast – August 9th
Hacker arrested after cracking Federal Reserve
Marine Corps considering new class of cyber warriors
Bill would give DHS emergency cyber powers
Monday Morning Federal Newscast – June 1st
Wednesday Morning Federal Newscast
Cyberthreat of Joe Biden leads to arrest
Tuesday Morning Federal Newscast
Friday Morning Federal Newscast
Monday Morning Federal Newscast
Thursday Morning Federal Newscast
The 10 biggest errors federal employees make
Census to use Web in future counts
Pay freeze: What’s the good news?
Cyber chief Schmidt set to name senior director
Friday Morning Federal Newscast – September 17th
What the Constitution and beef jerky have in common
Calls grow for federal pay cuts
How the elections may hit your TSP fund
Cyber chief Schmidt set to name deputy
Tuesday Morning Federal Newscast – December 14th
Tuesday Morning Federal Newscast – May 25th
Wednesday Morning Federal Newscast – June 8th
Federal employees in the crosshairs explained
Federal Salary Council recommends FY 2012 locality pay rates
Thursday Morning Federal Newscast – December 16th
Postal Service finds $75B dollar overpayment
USPS suspends service in the DC region
Opinion: federal pay cut a bad idea
Thursday Morning Federal Newscast – April 1st
Prediction: No more snow days for feds
Freezes, furloughs and funding on the Hill
Where the jobs are in federal government
Monday Morning Federal Newscast – August 2nd
Hacker busts IE8 in 2 minutes
Monday Morning Federal Newscast – May 10th
Tuesday Morning Federal Newscast – August 3rd
Thursday Morning Federal Newscast – April 15th
Federal retirees should consider the Roth IRA
New tax credit covers some special feds
Connolly: U.S. Postal Service in a death spiral
Defense furlough fears heat up
OPM federal pay argument rebutted by Cato
Monday Morning Federal Newscast – September 20th
Winners and Losers in the FY 2011 budget
Thursday Morning Federal Newscast – October 28th
Federal retirement just a few clicks away
Feds may face high-cost health care tax
Three Roth IRA tax traps to avoid

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January 5, 2011 at 3:32 AM

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DorobekINSIDER: Mike Causey’s most read posts for 2010

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In the first week of the new year, we looking back – and look forward… by looking at what you determined were the big stories.

Mike Causey's Federal ReportAll week, I’m highlighting the most read items across Federal News Radio’s programs. Yesterday, I posted the 100 most read items on the DorobekINSIDER. Tomorrow, we’ll post the most read items for the Federal Drive; Thursday for  FederalNewsRadio.com; and Friday for In Depth.

Today, the most read posts by Federal News Radio’s senior correspondent Mike Causey:

About Those Buyout Rumors…
Retirees $250 Tax Credit
Big Career Changes Coming at You
FEHBP Premiums, Co-Pays Going Up
Pay Freeze and Job Cuts, and Furloughs, Oh My!
Christmas Eve-Eve Bonus Holiday?
2011 Pay Raise Poker Chip
Federal Pay Raise: The Chosen Frozen
Pay, Pensions, Premiums Under the Knife
Thanksgiving Day Bonus Holiday: For Some
Best Places to Retire According to Those Who Know
Super Investment for Office Elders
Will Black Friday be a day off for feds?
Who’s on FERS?
TSP Balances: Size Counts
Accidents Happen: CSRS vs. FERS
FEHBP Premiums: Burying The Skunk
Your 2010 Lucky Numbers
Benefits, Retirement on the Chopping Block?
Pay Freeze & Pay Raise
Health Care Reform & Your FEHBP
Pay Freeze & Retirement
Federal Pay Freeze: A November Surprise?
Pay, Pensions Facing Firing Squad?
TSP Millionaires & Record Rollovers
East Coast, West Coast Pay Spread
Investing Unused Leave
2011 Pay Raise: Coulda Been Worse
Cadillacs, Dependent Kids & the FEHBP
How’s Your Pay Raise? Compared To What?
Snow Day: May Day!
Below-The-Radar-Raises Targeted
Feds Get Early, Extended Halloween
Higher Health Premiums: Just Wait!
Politics and Your 2011 Pay Raise
Down the Road: Pay Freeze and Job Cuts and Furloughs
Is Your Pension a Target?

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January 4, 2011 at 5:15 AM

DorobekINSIDER: The 100 most read items for 2010

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Happy New Year! What a great time to look back – and look forward… and to think about fresh starts.

The coming months are going to be interesting, no doubt.

All week, I’ll bring the most read items across Federal News Radio’s programs – Mike Causey tomorrow; the Federal Drive on Wednesday; FederalNewsRadio.com on Thursday; and In Depth on Friday.

But today, the 100 most read items on the DorobekINSIDER:

POLL: What do you think of the proposed pay freeze?
Federal pay up over 400 percent since 1969
Managing the fear of cutbacks among federal workers
IRS releases TSP contribution limits for 2011
Obama orders cuts in federal building costs
DorobekINSIDER poll: Did OPM make the right decision to open DC offices on Friday?
TSP end-of-year deadlines approaching
Analysis: What the pay freeze means to feds
Thrift Savings Plan update
Boeing may be losing edge in Air Force tanker award
Why TSP calculators don’t always work
How safe are your federal benefits?
Chances good for passage of TSP/annual leave bill
More TSP participants taking out money early
Federal intern program violates hiring rules
OPM targets poor-performing feds
Toss out that time card, get more productive employees
Why your office fridge could be hazardous to your health
Should feds work on Columbus Day?
POLL: How will the new Congress affect your job?
Why there’s been a backlash against feds lately
Analysis: What will happen to your pay?
Obama: Federal jobs may stay vacant
POLL: How big is the ‘bad government worker’ problem?
DorobekINSIDER: CA CIO Teri Takai to be named DOD CIO
TSP contribution limits for 2011 explained
How to manage older workers
TSP funds climb in July
Super bar codes gaining popularity in U.S.
Do agencies keep poor performers on the job?
Long-term tips for your Thrift Savings Plan
Your wireless router could leave you vulnerable
Are teleworkers happier?
DorobekINSIDER: An open letter to OMB: Stop the public sector bashing
How to make that performance review work for you
Budget top issue at TSP meeting
Author explores age of entitlement in “The Narcissism Epidemic”
POLL: Deficit commission recs hit feds
Rep. Connolly: Pay freeze unfair to feds
Most TSP funds suffer losses in May
FBI shuts down Sentinel computer program
TSP funds show gains in October
New TSP website launches
Berry lauds agencies for vet hiring
How to tune out noise in your office
Analysis: Causey and Miller on the pay freeze
Cool Jobs: USPS preserves stamps in cave
New Air Force motto gets mixed reviews
Investors make slight shifts to higher-risk TSP funds
Al Qaeda magazine calls for attacks on D.C. government workers
Elective deferrals for your TSP explained
TSP readies for debut of L-2050
How to make telework really work
Why continuous monitoring is gaining popularity
DorobekINSIDER: OMB’s government performance self-assessment
DorobekINSIDER poll: What should be the federal government’s operating status for FRIDAY?
The TSP as a model for other 401(k)s?
For TSP investments, most play it safe
DorobekINSIDER: Back to work for feds in DC, OPM defends closure decisions
TSP updates website, automatic enrollment options
Grassley: DoD IG’s lax oversight results in fraud
Was the Smithsonian haunted?
Vampire killers under federal contract?
The DorobekINSIDER iPad review: Will you see them in government?
Government still faces numerous teleworking challenges
2010 and Beyond: Causey on the ups and downs of the year
Board objects to proposed TSP fund
Causey on health plan options in Open Season
DorobekINSIDER: DOD issues its much anticipated Web 2.0 policy
Analysis: What does public anger mean for feds?
Rule would change contractors’ hiring practices
Fantasy TSP – Are you in?
How to get more minorities, women to participate in TSP
Coast Guard Academy named top college
Dorobek Must Reads – June 2
Telework requires ‘culture change’
Poll results: Should feds work on Columbus Day?
Automatic enrollment in TSP starts next week
Fed satisfaction survey reveals vast amount of info
‘Government Doesn’t Suck’ rally puts human face on government
Causey: How agency budget cuts will affect you
Can a Facebook post get you fired?
Public-private pay gap is widening
Federal pay raises safe … for now
TSP numbers: Look past the short term trend
DorobekINSIDER: GSA reorganizes, Interior shuffles – and the CIO (apparently) moves
Survey: Performance reviews get poor ratings
Election watch 2010 – and what it means for porn
Hiring reforms could mean big changes for veterans
Will feds get a half-day off on Dec. 23?
Google sues U.S. government
Last-minute open season tips
How to get your TSP questions answered
Comments needed for TSP beneficiary designation
Can Facebook get you fired?
DorobekINSIDER: Helping out a Postal employee in a time of need
Inside the secret new Internet browser

DorobekINSIDER: The Federal News Radio Book Club selection: The New Social Learning

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It’s back — the Federal News Radio Book Club. In fact, we haven’t had a “meeting” since April when we discussed Daniel Pink’s book Drive.

For newcomers… Think of the Federal News Radio Book Club as a wonky version of the Oprah book club. Unlike most book clubs, we don’t meet in a physical location. We’ll hold the book club “meeting” right on the air on Federal News Radio 1500 AM’s DorobekINSIDER and/or online at DorobekINSIDER.com. And during the hour, we will be joined by the authors of the book… and by a few other people who can spur the discussion… and we’ll take questions and comments about the book.

There are several ways you can participate. There is a Federal News Radio Book Club section on GovLoop, where I’d love to get your thoughts… and a Facebook page… you can Tweet about the book…

All of that being said, let me give you the details…

When: Friday, November 12, 2010 at 3p ET
Where: On Federal News Radio 1500 AM’s DorobekINSIDER… and online at DorobekINSIDER.com.

The New Social Learning

The New Social Learning

And the book: The New Social Learning: A Guide to Transforming Organizations Through Social Media by Tony Bingham and Marcia  Conner. Bingham [Twitter] is the is President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD). Conner Bingham [Twitter] is a partner at Altimeter Group, which creates strategies for collaborative culture, social business, and workplace learning with enterprise leaders and technology providers who serve them.

Why this book?

Regular readers and listeners probably know that I am fascinated by what I call collaborative tools. (I am not a fan of the term “social media” — and I think it is more then just a question of semantics.) I continue to believe that these tools are fundamentally altering the way we have done business along a whole array of areas — government being one of them for a number of reasons.

This book fascinated me because… the authors spoke to government… and it focuses on doing business better. But in the end, it is about change — and change management. We all talk about how difficult it is to change government. (I actually think government gets a bad rap — it is difficult to change large organizations, and federal agencies are large organizations.)

One of my favorite pull quotes from the book so far:

Training often gives solutions to problems already solved. Collaboration addresses challenges no one has overcome before.

Love that.

I have to say up front that I have not finished the book yet — my Kindle tells me I’m 39 percent of the way through. (There are no page numbers in an e-book — because you can change the font size.)

That being said, I get the gist — and there is enough there already to make it worth some time.

This book is specifically not about marketing using social networking… or building your brand. It is about training — and learning, where there is so much evolution going on.

Here is how the authors describe the focus of the book:

Many employers see it as simply a workplace distraction. But social media has the potential to revolutionize workplace learning. People have always learned best from one another, and social media enables this to happen, unrestricted by physical location and in extraordinarily creative ways.

Again, I will share my thoughts about the book as I’m reading it. I hope you will too… here… on GovLoop… on Facebook… or Tweet using #DIbookclub. We’ll use all of the comments as part of our discussion on Nov. 12.

I have also pulled reviews and further reading together here.

I look forward to your thoughts.

Previous Federal News Radio Book Club “meetings”:
* The SPEED of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything by Stephen M.R. Covey. Read more and find a link to the book club session here.
* What Would Google Do? by Jeff Jarvis. Read more and find a link to the book club session here.
* Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing Your World by Don Tapscott. Read more and find a link to the book club session here.
* Fired Up or Burned Out: How to reignite your team’s passion, creativity, and productivity by Michael Lee Stallard. Read more and hear the book club meeting here.
* Payback: Reaping the Rewards of Innovation by James P. Andrew, Harold L. Sirkin, and John Butman. Read more and hear the book club “meeting” with Andrew and Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra find a link to the book club session here.
* Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink. Read more and hear the book club “meeting” here.

DorobekINSIDER: Federal news month in review

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What stories made news for the month of June?

Here are the most read stories across Federal News Radio 1500 AM … on the DorobekInsider.com … for Mike Causey’s Federal Report… on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris… and for FederalNewsRadio.com

…from the DorobekInsider.com

  1. Obama orders cuts in federal building costs
  2. Why there’s been a backlash against feds lately
  3. How to make that performance review work for you
  4. Most TSP funds suffer losses in May
  5. Why continuous monitoring is gaining popularity
  6. Government still faces numerous teleworking challenges
  7. Elective deferrals for your TSP explained
  8. Dorobek Must Reads – June 2
  9. How to get more minorities, women to participate in TSP
  10. Causey: How agency budget cuts will affect you
  11. How to get your TSP questions answered
  12. Comments needed for TSP beneficiary designation
  13. Federal contracts: How many is too many?
  14. Dorobek Must Reads – June 11
  15. DorobekINSIDER: An open letter to OMB: Stop the public sector bashing
  16. Federal pay raises safe … for now
  17. Is DoD ignoring lessons learned from insourcing?
  18. Fed invents most accurate clock in the world
  19. How to create the best federal cybersecurity workforce
  20. Why there’s still worry about the Conficker worm
  21. Dorobek Must Reads – June 3
  22. Mobile devices can leave you open to cyber attacks
  23. In budget crisis, states take aim at pension costs
  24. FISMA one step closer to overhaul
  25. Influence others and change your office culture
  26. Off Topic: What your email address says about you
  27. Military Health System works out e-record kinks
  28. DorobekINSIDER: Treasury’s Gross to be deputy CIO at Interior
  29. Web inventor discusses importance of open data
  30. DOJ sues Oracle for alleged overcharging
  31. Agencies to crack down on waste, fraud, abuse
  32. Census reports it has reached almost all households
  33. Health 2.0 Conference, HHS hope to change the practice of medicine
  34. SSA makes rural America accessible to all
  35. How government will eliminate user names & passwords
  36. Google Apps could help agencies move to the cloud
  37. Chances good for passage of TSP/annual leave bill
  38. TSA’s Secure Flight program faces some challenges
  39. Agencies to compile ‘do not pay list’
  40. The impact of the Federal Workforce Reduction Act
  41. Senate unanimously confirms TSA head
  42. Dorobek Must Reads – June 7
  43. Are Katrina/Deepwater comparisons appropriate?
  44. DorobekINSIDER: Helping out a Postal employee in a time of need
  45. U.S. Navy Considering Wii Fit and DDR For Boot Camp
  46. Report endorses pay for performance for Intel community
  47. Many issues surround federal ID management
  48. Software remembers passwords for you
  49. Preview: Your monthly TSP Snapshot

… for Mike Causey’s Federal Report

  1. Federal Pay Freeze: A November Surprise?
  2. Retirement: You Can Go Home Again!
  3. The Smartest Fed Investors Work For…
  4. TSP Warning: Cover Your Assets
  5. Pay Freeze? We Need To Talk
  6. Pay Freeze: Everybody in the Pool!
  7. Pay Freeze as Union Recruiting Tool
  8. Six Ways to Beat the Bear Market with Your TSP
  9. The $3 Million G-Man
  10. Travel, Training, Hiring Hit List
  11. Feds in Heat: The Misery Index
  12. About Those Buyout Rumors
  13. Hot Enough For You?
  14. TSP: Investing in Where You’ve Been
  15. Payoff the Boss’s Credit Cards?
  16. Time is Running Out for FEHBP Dependents
  17. Show Me The Buyout!
  18. Federal Unions: Dynamos or Dinosaurs?
  19. Feds: Global warming is real!!!
  20. Sick Leave Phase In

… on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris

  1. Bill would give DHS emergency cyber powers
  2. Monday Morning Federal Newscast – June 1st
  3. Cyberthreat of Joe Biden leads to arrest
  4. Wednesday Morning Federal Newscast – June 8th
  5. Postal Service finds $75B dollar overpayment
  6. Federal retirees should consider the Roth IRA
  7. Defense furlough fears heat up
  8. How to avoid a June swoon with the TSP
  9. Monday Morning Federal Newscast – June 14th
  10. Tuesday Morning Federal Newscast – June 29th
  11. Friday Morning Federal Newscast – June 4th
  12. Friday Morning Federal Newscast – June 18th
  13. Thursday Morning Federal Newscast – June 10th
  14. Monday Morning Federal Newscast – June 28th
  15. Private concerns about Booz Allen going public
  16. Monday Morning Federal Newscast – June 21st
  17. Friday Morning Federal Newscast – June 25th
  18. NSPS move cuts raises of the ‘best and brightest’
  19. Thursday Morning Federal Newscast – June 3rd
  20. Wednesday Morning Federal Newscast – June 2nd
  21. Wednesday Morning Federal Newscast – June 23rd
  22. Tuesday Morning Federal Newscast – June 8th
  23. Thursday Morning Federal Newscast – June 24th
  24. Google goes ABW: Anything But Windows
  25. How to succeed in the SES
  26. Tuesday Morning Federal Newscast – June 22nd
  27. Tuesday Morning Federal Newscast – June 15th
  28. ‘Shady’ porn site practices pose cyber risks
  29. Monday Morning Federal Newscast – June 7th
  30. How, and why, to modernize the legacy of COBOL
  31. OMB redefines performance expectations
  32. NIST offers Continuous Monitoring FAQ
  33. Wednesday Morning Federal Newscast – June 30th
  34. Incumbent rage leaves budgets in limbo
  35. Voinovich: hiring reforms will take an act of law
  36. Cybersecurity box claims to block threats
  37. GAO: Agency rules allow conferences at resort locations
  38. Thursday Morning Federal Newscast – June 17th
  39. Analysis: Should DoD cut benefits or guns?
  40. War zone corruption allegations rise
  41. Friday Morning Federal Newscast – June 11th
  42. Cyber chief Schmidt set to name senior director
  43. The ten biggest errors federal employees make, pt. 3
  44. The ten biggest errors federal employees make, pt. 2
  45. The ten biggest errors federal employees make
  46. Beware the mobile cyberattack
  47. GPO reassures your passport is secure
  48. MSPB to survey feds about personnel practices
  49. Who is spying on your cellphone?

… and from FederalNewsRadio.com

  1. Federal pay freeze proposal defeated
  2. OPM wants to settle the fed salary debate
  3. Postal unions offer alternative to five-day schedule
  4. GOP lawmakers pitch fed workforce reduction bill
  5. Bill would put DHS in charge of all civilian networks
  6. OMB bakes new cookie policy for federal websites
  7. Exclusive: OMB to propose major changes to financial management systems
  8. White House asks agencies to cut spending by 5 percent
  9. DoD vows to become a leaner organization
  10. TSP Snapshot: What goes up does go down
  11. GSA plans to take e-mail, collaboration to the cloud
  12. OMB must sell Congress on budget cuts
  13. Senate’s newest cyber bill on fast track to passage
  14. OPM freezes transfer of employee files, for now
  15. GSA, DHS approve first governmentwide cyber provider
  16. OMB to transform performance reviews
  17. Navy CIO Carey leaving
  18. OMB pressing agencies to get IT projects on track
  19. White House tells agencies to use data analysis to reduce improper payments
  20. House bill would require manager training at all agencies
  21. Telework success depends on clear expectations
  22. DoT’s Patillo moving to VA
  23. No federal pay freeze for now
  24. Cybersecurity bill clears Senate hurdle
  25. Air Force saves cash by changing cell phone rate plans
  26. OPM clears up category rankings process
  27. OMB vows to end out of control IT projects
  28. DoD shows off health IT progress
  29. OMB preparing performance management dashboard
  30. White House to give identity management a push
  31. Agencies get ready for FISMA changes
  32. OPM shaping future leaders in a new way
  33. DISA launches BRAC relocation FAQ page
  34. Census troubleshoots broken software
  35. Information sharing challenges ahead for Paul
  36. GAO finds limited burrowing during Bush years
  37. Support snowballs early for Senate cyber bill
  38. HHS creates process to certify health IT systems
  39. VA tries to speed claims processing for vets
  40. Navy declares war on sexual harassment & assault
  41. SBA CIO Naylor resigns
  42. Cybersecurity bill gets first Senate hearing
  43. OMB Watch says Orszag ‘made budget cool’
  44. OMB’s Werfel plugs financial modernization
  45. DoD has limited cyber situational awareness
  46. DoD sees change in cyber culture
  47. Federal News Radio Reports
  48. DHS women convene inaugural diversity forum
  49. National Archives CIO Martha Morphy retires
  50. DHS promotes tech from workbench to market

Written by cdorobek

July 1, 2010 at 7:33 AM

DorobekINSIDER: Most read on Federal News Radio 1500 AM: June 6-12

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The most read stories across Federal News Radio 1500 AM from June 6-12… on the DorobekInsider.com … for Mike Causey’s Federal Report… on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris… and for FederalNewsRadio.com

…from the DorobekInsider.com

  1. Obama orders cuts in federal building costs
  2. How to get more minorities, women to participate in TSP
  3. Causey: How agency budget cuts will affect you
  4. Is DoD ignoring lessons learned from insourcing?
  5. Dorobek Must Reads – June 11
  6. Why there’s still worry about the Conficker worm
  7. How to make that performance review work for you
  8. Federal contracts: How many is too many?
  9. Most TSP funds suffer losses in May
  10. Influence others and change your office culture
  11. Dorobek Must Reads – June 7
  12. Military Health System works out e-record kinks
  13. Dorobek Must Reads – June 10
  14. How to create the best federal cybersecurity workforce
  15. GSA to launch open government apps platform
  16. Preview: Your monthly TSP Snapshot
  17. DorobekINSIDER: Is cybersecurity over-hyped?
  18. Dorobek Must Reads – June 8
  19. How the Internet is affecting you
  20. Chances good for passage of TSP/annual leave bill
  21. OMB to change how agencies implement financial management
  22. Vote now: Is cybersecurity overhyped?
  23. GAO: Collaboration is important for national security
  24. SSA makes rural America accessible to all
  25. Federal pay raises safe … for now
  26. Dorobek Must Reads – June 9
  27. Labor Department focuses on security aspects of cloud
  28. DHS might soon be in charge of civilian networks
  29. Analysis: White House asks agencies to trim budget
  30. Dorobek Must Reads – May 25
  31. Analyst accused of leaking classified information
  32. Get ready for the Public Service Career and Internship Fair
  33. The DorobekINSIDER iPad review: Will you see them in government?
  34. DoD to rearrange $100 billion in budget
  35. Cornell’s Regulation Room helps DoT with rulemaking
  36. Section: Blog Entries
  37. Strasburg prepares to take field for Nats
  38. Federal agencies launch Gulf oil spill websites
  39. DorobekINSIDER: Crowdsourcing Gulf Coast oil spill info
  40. Mother finds kidnapped kids through Facebook
  41. AT&T first under Networx to get cybersecurity approval
  42. The TSP as a model for other 401(k)s?
  43. Report: FDA needs to reorganize to better protect food
  44. Gulf oil spill tests President’s management style
  45. A look inside BP’s operations center in Houston
  46. U.S. needs coherent cyber-war policies
  47. DorobekINSIDER: Most read on Federal News Radio 1500 AM: May 23-June 6
  48. GovExec honors top chief executives
  49. Dorobek Must Reads – June 3

… for Mike Causey’s Federal Report

  1. Federal Pay Freeze: A November Surprise?
  2. Travel, Training, Hiring Hit List
  3. TSP: Investing in Where You’ve Been
  4. NSPS Express: Train Wreck or Rest Stop?
  5. Good Son of NSPS or Bride of Frankenstein
  6. Six Ways to Beat the Bear Market with Your TSP
  7. Federal Unions: Dynamos or Dinosaurs?
  8. Pay Freeze as Union Recruiting Tool
  9. Payoff the Boss’s Credit Cards?
  10. Big Career Changes Coming at You

… on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris

  1. Wednesday Morning Federal Newscast – June 8th
  2. Thursday Morning Federal Newscast – June 10th
  3. How to avoid a June swoon with the TSP
  4. NSPS move cuts raises of the ‘best and brightest’
  5. Tuesday Morning Federal Newscast – June 8th
  6. Monday Morning Federal Newscast – June 7th
  7. Incumbent rage leaves budgets in limbo
  8. ‘Shady’ porn site practices pose cyber risks
  9. Cybersecurity box claims to block threats
  10. Analysis: Should DoD cut benefits or guns?
  11. Friday Morning Federal Newscast – June 11th
  12. Friday Morning Federal Newscast – June 4th
  13. Mission, then religion, in the federal workspace
  14. The ten biggest errors federal employees make
  15. The ten biggest errors federal employees make, pt. 2
  16. Bill would give DHS emergency cyber powers
  17. Agencies create a STAR to guide science policy
  18. GSA tries to make office supplies easy
  19. Guns and butter in Defense
  20. USPTO turns to Google for help with TMI

… and from FederalNewsRadio.com

  1. Bill would put DHS in charge of all civilian networks
  2. White House asks agencies to cut spending by 5 percent
  3. DoD vows to become a leaner organization
  4. Exclusive: OMB to propose major changes to financial management systems
  5. TSP Snapshot: What goes up does go down
  6. OMB must sell Congress on budget cuts
  7. Senate’s newest cyber bill on fast track to passage
  8. GSA, DHS approve first governmentwide cyber provider
  9. National Archives CIO Martha Morphy retires
  10. DHS, DoJ, EPA, Energy earn top green electronics award
  11. CIS upgrading E-Verify Web site
  12. DoD has limited cyber situational awareness
  13. GOP lawmakers pitch fed workforce reduction bill
  14. Navy declares war on sexual harassment & assault
  15. No federal pay freeze for now
  16. SBA CIO Naylor resigns
  17. Federal News Radio Reports
  18. OMB’s Werfel lays out new plan to follow agency money
  19. FISMA’s facelift focuses on four areas, for now
  20. Intellipedia provides lessons for FedSpace initiative
  21. OPM tests letting feds work without a schedule
  22. DoT’s Patillo moving to VA
  23. Census troubleshoots broken software
  24. OMB’s Paul to lead information sharing environment
  25. Information sharing challenges ahead for Paul
  26. TSA ready to move on with ITIP contract
  27. DoD, USDA putting secure ID cards to work
  28. Congress considers a new budgetary tool
  29. VA solving acquisition workforce shortage
  30. OMB shutting down financial systems office
  31. Executive Order seals OPM hiring reforms
  32. DHS tries sharing cyber threat data differently
  33. GSA releases FY 2010 per diem rates
  34. DHS promotes tech from workbench to market
  35. OFPP defines ‘inherently governmental’
  36. OMB shifts to real time cybersecurity monitoring
  37. OMB to set new real property policy
  38. White House works to change online transactions
  39. Bill would create White House cyber office
  40. Agencies to plan for program and budget cuts
  41. OIRA calls for further standardization of rulemaking
  42. NTEU files motion to end internship program
  43. House rejects telework bill
  44. DHS: cybersecurity is more than herding cats
  45. Postal Service prepares to move to five day delivery
  46. NMCI to NGEN = 43 months Navy says
  47. State evolving to 21st century diplomacy
  48. Feds map progress on road to health IT
  49. OMB’s new performance framework to combine the best of the past
  50. Bureau of Labor Statistics responds to federal pay in the media

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June 14, 2010 at 8:58 AM

DorobekINSIDER: Most read items April 16-22, 2010: TSP, and shredding those time sheets

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The most read stories April 16-22, 2010… on the DorobekInsider.com … for Mike Causey’s Federal Report… on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris… and for FederalNewsRadio.com

…from the DorobekInsider.com

  1. Chances good for passage of TSP/annual leave bill
  2. Toss out that time card, get more productive employees
  3. Your wireless router could leave you vulnerable
  4. TSP numbers: Look past the short term trend
  5. What’s next for telework and the federal government?
  6. DorobekINSIDER: GSA reorganizes, Interior shuffles – and the CIO (apparently) moves
  7. Why the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs tweets
  8. Update: Oil spill pictures reveal devastation
  9. Public trust of federal government has increased
  10. Dorobek Must Reads – May 20
  11. Dorobek Must Reads – May 19
  12. What DorobekInsiders are reading
  13. One year in, Data.gov fosters massive innovation
  14. Obama to replace Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair
  15. GAO: VA in danger of cyber attack
  16. White House crowdsources for cybersecurity ideas
  17. The DorobekINSIDER reader: OPM’s streamlined hiring reforms
  18. Will federal hiring reform affect veterans?
  19. How to set up a successful home office
  20. DorobekINSIDER: Crowdsourcing Gulf Coast oil spill info
  21. Section: Blog Entries
  22. What the Office of Governmentwide Policy means to you
  23. Pac Man celebrates 30th birthday
  24. DorobekINSIDER: Commerce quietly names Szykman as the new CIO
  25. Former ODNI CIO: Cyber discussions must happen
  26. McAfee: Hackers more creative, have increased attacks
  27. How the Coast Guard has responded to that oil spill
  28. Secretary Gates surrenders on military pay
  29. Dorobek Must Reads – May 21
  30. Contracting conundrum: Why do agencies create their own?
  31. Are there too many contracts out there?
  32. Senate passes hiring reform bill
  33. Why the delay with the transition to Networx?
  34. Analysis: Obama asks for DNI Blair’s resignation
  35. U.S. Cybersecurity Challenge ends this week
  36. Top 10: What we’re reading this afternoon
  37. DorobekINSIDER: The Gov 2.0 status report — where are we now?
  38. The slow and painful death of email is finally upon us
  39. White House wants your input on new cyber themes
  40. DorobekINSIDER: Former GSA CIO Piatt returns — but at OGP
  41. Are generational sterotypes harmful to the workplace?
  42. TSA picks CSC . . . again
  43. Web 2.0 helps digital diplomacy at the State Department
  44. DorobekINSIDER: Turco to lead GSA’s Office of Governmentwide Policy
  45. Special Report: Contract Overload wraps up
  46. Just how big is the Deepwater Horizon oil spill?
  47. How to make innovation part of your daily routine
  48. Social media changes government in more ways than one

… for Mike Causey’s Federal Report

  1. Retirees Return to Government
  2. Feds/Retirees Have Political Muscle
  3. Escape the Monday Dead Zone
  4. Gold Bugs & The TSP
  5. Hero Confirms Life Beyond the Beltway
  6. Teleworking, FEHBP: Different Strokes!
  7. Civil Service Reform & Manure
  8. National Guard $5,000 Payouts!
  9. About Those Buyout Rumors…
  10. Big Career Changes Coming at You

… on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris

  1. Three Roth IRA tax traps to avoid
  2. The paperback scoop on landing a federal job
  3. How to move cheaply out of COBOL
  4. Is your BlackBerry spying on you?
  5. TSA head remains lost in transition
  6. Monday Morning Federal Newscast – May 17th
  7. Laptop stolen from VA contractor
  8. Facebook fixing forgery bug
  9. Census to use Web in future counts
  10. Navy name change comes with costs
  11. Friday Morning Federal Newscast – May 14th
  12. Privacy, porn, and your federal job: analysis
  13. Opportunities grow for cyber contractors
  14. Jeopardy’s Clue Crew crawls the Archives
  15. DoD to host a performance symposium open to all
  16. What federal web customers want most
  17. GAO: VA systems open to cyberattack
  18. Google and SBA offer big tips for small business
  19. COPS works to correct stimulus payments
  20. Speedbumps sighted in war funding

… and from FederalNewsRadio.com

  1. House lawmakers uneasy about hiring reforms
  2. DIA awards $6 billion IT services contract to 11 firms
  3. Executive Order seals OPM hiring reforms
  4. Obama nominates Pistole to head TSA
  5. National Archives attorney offers e-mail counsel
  6. DHS tries sharing cyber threat data differently
  7. GSA opens up possibility of FTS2001 extension
  8. OPM tests letting feds work without a schedule
  9. Feds expand virtual worlds use
  10. OMB drafts, seeks comments on FISMA metrics
  11. GSA reissues RFQ for cloud computing
  12. Feds to help small businesses affected by oil spill
  13. House rejects telework bill
  14. Booz Allen Hamilton gets new cyber contracts from DoD
  15. TSP Snapshot: April up, clouds over I fund
  16. DHS to release draft RFP for Eagle 2
  17. OPM hosts CHCO hiring reforms summit today
  18. Federal News Radio Reports
  19. New algorithm to identify sarcasm in tweets, posts
  20. OFPP defines ‘inherently governmental’
  21. DoD fixing its patchwork quilt of cybersecurity
  22. HReinvented: Feds mixed on OPM’s HR reform plans, survey finds
  23. OMB’s Sunstein links records and open government
  24. DIA releases billion dollar RFP for IT services
  25. Agency cybersecurity reporting to get makeover
  26. OMB shifts to real time cybersecurity monitoring
  27. Unique needs abound in agencywide contracts
  28. NTEU files motion to end internship program
  29. White House works to change online transactions
  30. GSA continues to hint at E-Travel consolidation
  31. Intellipedia provides lessons for FedSpace initiative
  32. Protest of TSA IT contract sustained
  33. GSA: Green, Sustainable and more Aggressive
  34. OFPP to refine agency-contractor relationship
  35. Salary Council suggests locality pay increase for 2011
  36. VA issues draft RFP for new IT hardware, software contract
  37. Senate confirms Alexander to head DoD Cyber Command
  38. OPM takes smaller steps to modernize retirement processes
  39. FCC to establish cyber certification program
  40. New federal cookie policy coming soon?
  41. OMB to set new real property policy
  42. OPM to submit hiring reform advice to White House next week
  43. White House promising more attention to 508
  44. EXCLUSIVE: OMB guidance sets technology tone for 2010, beyond
  45. Agency pilots help cultivate ‘inherently governmental’ changes
  46. GSA releases FY 2010 per diem rates
  47. Vint Cerf explains DARPA and the Internet
  48. FBI CIO Unveils Next-Gen IT Strategy
  49. SSA staying on top of claims increase
  50. OMB outlines shift on FISMA

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May 24, 2010 at 12:41 PM

DorobekINSIDER: Most read items April 9-15, 2010: OPM hiring reforms and crowdsourcing the Gulf oil spill

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There is little doubt about what the big story for feds was this past week — the executive order to speed up the federal hiring process. And those stories were throughout the most read list this week across FederalNewsRadio.com

So… the most read stories April 9-15, 2010… on the DorobekInsider.com, on final week of the Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris, on Mike Causey’s Federal Report, and for FederalNewsRadio.com

…from the DorobekInsider.com

  1. DorobekINSIDER: Crowdsourcing Gulf Coast oil spill info
  2. DorobekINSIDER: The Gov 2.0 status report — where are we now?
  3. DorobekINSIDER: Most read items for the month of April 2010: iPad, USPS, TSP millionaires
  4. DorobekINSIDER: Former GSA CIO Piatt returns — but at OGP
  5. DorobekINSIDER: The blog becomes a radio show… and programming changes at Federal News Radio
  6. DorobekINSIDER: Most read items for the week of May 2-8, 2010: Oil spill, TSP, and telework
  7. DorobekINSIDER on the circuit: Jane Norris; NASA’s Diaz; NASA’s Kemp; former GSAer Bill
  8. DorobekInsider: OMB hires performance guru Shelley Metzenbaum
  9. DorobekINSIDER: Turco to lead GSA’s Office of Governmentwide Policy
  10. DorobekINSIDER: Federal News Radio’s programming changes become officially official
  11. The DorobekINSIDER iPad review: Will you see them in government?
  12. DorobekINSIDER: Is that a ‘for sale’ sign at market research firm Input?
  13. DorobekINSIDER: GSA’s Johnson’s memo to staff re Turco as the new head of governmentwide
  14. DorobekINSIDER: BREAKING: GSA names Michael Robertson as chief of staff
  15. DorobekInsider: USDA gets approval for employee buy outs from OPM as mega-management reorg continues
  16. DorobekINSIDER EXCLUSIVE: GSA’s Jim Williams to retire from government after 30-plus years
  17. The DorobekInsider reader: Obama cyber policy review
  18. DorobekINSIDER: Most read items for the week of April 3-10: The iPad, TSP, and your thoughts about g

… from Federal News Radio 1500 AM’s Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris

  1. In the TSP, is G fund the place to be?
  2. More feds might be needed for hiring reforms
  3. How federal hiring reforms will affect managers
  4. Analysis: Proposed DoD cuts could mean big changes
  5. In the TSP, is G fund is the place to be?
  6. GAO: Comparison of military, civilian pay & benefits complex
  7. NTEU wants merit system preserved with hiring reform
  8. Mike Causey weighs in on federal hiring reform
  9. Analysis: Contractor dollars shrink in FY 2011 budget
  10. Changes come to Federal News Radio
  11. Archives uses Web 2.0 to write Open Government Plan
  12. Most TSP funds see gains in April
  13. Labor launches video contest to create job visability
  14. Focus on work/life balance could free you from the office
  15. Get ready for the 2010 Andrews Air Show this weekend
  16. The importance of transparency for health IT
  17. The role of government in private innovation
  18. Section: Daily Debrief Blogs
  19. How hacks on Dept. of Treasury sites were detected
  20. Privacy, porn, and your federal job: analysis
  21. How the Defense Department will cut spending
  22. How feds helped children of Haiti after the earthquake
  23. Army uses virtual world Second Life for collaboration
  24. GAO compares DoD military, civilian pay & benefits
  25. How your TSP performed in April
  26. A fond farewell to Jane Norris
  27. Use alternative communication in an emergency
  28. Survey: Feds do not consider security when communicating
  29. In the TSP, the G fund is the place to be
  30. Analysis: Gen. Alexander to head Cyber Command
  31. Tuesday Afternoon Federal Newscast – May 11
  32. GAO: DoD could improve on ability to respond to catastrophes
  33. Changes at DoD’s Medical Education and Training Campus
  34. FBI investigates cyber ‘money mules’
  35. Cooperation led to swift capture of suspected bomber
  36. New worm spreads via Yahoo instant messenger
  37. Senate examines ways to strengthen federal workforce
  38. Restroom parity coming to an agency near you?
  39. VA opens IT training centers to improve awareness
  40. Social Security Administration battles claims backlog
  41. National Archives are ‘backbone of transparency’
  42. DoD’s Cyber Command prepares for battle
  43. How to know if the cloud is right for you
  44. TSP participants roll over record amount of investments
  45. ACT/IAC: VA health IT system needs modernization
  46. Vint Cerf discusses role of government online
  47. OMB wants agency input on FISMA
  48. Digital ants help fight cyber attacks
  49. Your Turn preview: Who needs the SES?

… for Mike Causey’s Federal Report

  1. Civil Service Reform & Manure
  2. FEHBP Dependent Change is a Long Shot
  3. Teleworking & Dependent Care: The Downside
  4. National Guard $5,000 Payouts!
  5. Teleworking, FEHBP: Different Strokes!
  6. Honors and $$ For Top Ranked Feds
  7. Big Career Changes Coming at You
  8. Leaping Tall Buildings, Fed Style
  9. NSPS Time Travelers Return to Earth
  10. About Those Buyout Rumors…

… and from FederalNewsRadio.com

  1. Executive Order seals OPM hiring reforms
  2. OPM hosts CHCO hiring reforms summit today
  3. OPM to unveil hiring reforms Tuesday
  4. TSP Snapshot: April up, clouds over I fund
  5. OPM tests letting feds work without a schedule
  6. OPM enacts sweeping federal hiring reform
  7. DoD fixing its patchwork quilt of cybersecurity
  8. Senate confirms Alexander to head DoD Cyber Command
  9. House rejects telework bill
  10. Vint Cerf explains DARPA and the Internet
  11. FCC to establish cyber certification program
  12. DHS tries sharing cyber threat data differently
  13. Feds expand virtual worlds use
  14. OMB drafts, seeks comments on FISMA metrics
  15. A day of thank yous to federal employees
  16. Agencies finding added value in open government
  17. OMB’s Sunstein links records and open government
  18. Federal News Radio Reports
  19. HReinvented: Feds mixed on OPM’s HR reform plans, survey finds
  20. NTEU files motion to end internship program
  21. OPM to create pools of qualified applicants
  22. DHS to release draft RFP for Eagle 2
  23. Bill would create White House cyber office
  24. GSA: Green, Sustainable and more Aggressive
  25. White House promising more attention to 508
  26. When to consider moving your TSP funds around
  27. House to vote on telework bill Thursday
  28. OFPP defines ‘inherently governmental’
  29. DoD Cyber Command will take a defensive posture
  30. Intellipedia provides lessons for FedSpace initiative
  31. Feds are organizing labor-management forums
  32. OPM to submit hiring reform advice to White House next week
  33. Agency cybersecurity reporting to get makeover
  34. OPM takes smaller steps to modernize retirement processes
  35. White House works to change online transactions
  36. Survey: More incentives needed for Senior Executive Service
  37. OMB shifts to real time cybersecurity monitoring
  38. OPM promotes ‘Feds Get Fit’ with recipe cookoff
  39. Federal labor unions push back against senator’s TSA ‘hold’
  40. Berry is innovating in the OPM basement
  41. Government needs to define cyber war
  42. ATF wants more from mobile devices
  43. GSA releases FY 2010 per diem rates
  44. BRAC in Maryland: So far, so good
  45. GSA continues to hint at E-Travel consolidation
  46. Justice moves closer to secure sharing
  47. SSA staying on top of claims increase
  48. OMB outlines shift on FISMA
  49. Agency pilots help cultivate ‘inherently governmental’ changes
  50. DISA wants collaboration marbled through enterprise

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May 15, 2010 at 7:04 PM

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