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DorobekINSIDER: Week in review: June 20-26 — backlashes and USPS

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What stories made news for the week of June 20-26?

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

Why there’s been a backlash against feds lately
Comments needed for TSP beneficiary designation
Mobile devices can leave you open to cyber attacks
Why continuous monitoring is gaining popularity
In budget crisis, states take aim at pension costs
DorobekINSIDER: Treasury’s Gross to be deputy CIO at Interior
Census reports it has reached almost all households
How government will eliminate user names & passwords
Web inventor discusses importance of open data
Senate unanimously confirms TSA head
Government still faces numerous teleworking challenges
Obama orders cuts in federal building costs
Education Department crowdsources for innovation
How to get your TSP questions answered
Federal pay raises safe … for now
Dorobek Must Reads – June 21
Dorobek Must Reads – June 23
DorobekINSIDER: Green government – and telework
Agencies to crack down on waste, fraud, abuse
Hacking the hackers could solve cybersecurity woes
Flemming Award honors unique work of feds
Is blaming the MMS really fair?
Chances good for passage of TSP/annual leave bill
What you need to know about cyber bills on the Hill
Google Apps could help agencies move to the cloud
Financial management system updates coming
Geographic information systems increase participation
DorobekINSIDER: Week in review: June 13-19 — telework, pay freeze, and salaries
Dorobek Must Reads – June 24
DorobekINSIDER: Connecting Toy Story and government and innovation
Why security needs to catch up to Web 2.0 technology
Analysis: OMB’s Orszag first high-profile member to leave
Dorobek Must Reads – June 22
Causey: How agency budget cuts will affect you
Analysis and updates on the Gulf oil spill
Most TSP funds suffer losses in May
Looking for a cool new job? GSA is hiring!
Section: Blog Entries
National townhall brings citizens together to solve debt crisis
Resources: Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s comments
Cybersecurity bill unanimously voted out of Senate committee
How to create the best federal cybersecurity workforce
FBI finds 14 leak suspects during past 5 years
How accurate are annual hurricane season predictions?
The TSP as a model for other 401(k)s?
How to get more minorities, women to participate in TSP
DorobekINSIDER: Take your puppy to work day
Dorobek Must Reads – June 18
Enterprises need to be proactive in cyber war

… for Mike Causey’s Federal Report

Retirement: You Can Go Home Again!
TSP Warning: Cover Your Assets
Feds in Heat: The Misery Index
Hot Enough For You?
Feds: Global warming is real!!!

… on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris

Cyberthreat of Joe Biden leads to arrest
Federal retirees should consider the Roth IRA
Monday Morning Federal Newscast – June 21st
Friday Morning Federal Newscast – June 25th
Wednesday Morning Federal Newscast – June 23rd
Thursday Morning Federal Newscast – June 24th
Tuesday Morning Federal Newscast – June 22nd
Private concerns about Booz Allen going public
War zone corruption allegations rise
MSPB to survey feds about personnel practices
Friday Morning Federal Newscast – June 18th
The ten biggest errors federal employees make, pt. 3
Cybersymposium features security rock stars
Wesley Clark: cyberattacks must be stopped
Security software often misses new malware
Social Security has more than a math problem
GPO celebrates its sesquicentennial
VA innovates innovation ideas
Analysis: HHS health IT program is the right start
Smartgrid cyber spending to hit $21 billion by 2015
Wartime commission plans for a first hand view
Data center survey contains concerns, optimism
Congress eyes cyberattacks options

… and from FederalNewsRadio.com

Postal unions offer alternative to five-day schedule
Federal pay freeze proposal defeated
OPM wants to settle the fed salary debate
White House tells agencies to use data analysis to reduce improper payments
White House to give identity management a push
OMB bakes new cookie policy for federal websites
Cybersecurity bill clears Senate hurdle
Telework success depends on clear expectations
DISA launches BRAC relocation FAQ page
Bill would put DHS in charge of all civilian networks
Agencies get ready for FISMA changes
OMB Watch says Orszag ‘made budget cool’
OMB’s Werfel plugs financial modernization
DoD sees change in cyber culture
HHS creates process to certify health IT systems
New executive order further restricts lobbyists
PSC voices concerns over Hill Defense bills
Industry group encourages DoD to use GSA
Federal CTO issues mandate for innovation
Interior’s Salazar pledges bureau overhaul
Exclusive: OMB to propose major changes to financial management systems
NASA launches software assurance program
Cybersecurity bill gets first Senate hearing
Senate’s newest cyber bill on fast track to passage
Education Department launches open government tool
GSA plans to take e-mail, collaboration to the cloud
White House ready to reveal identity management plans
Critical tests to decide future of DHS’s virtual fence
Military attacks mental health stigmas
DHS women convene inaugural diversity forum
Task force seeks comments on small business contracting
OMB preparing performance management dashboard
Arlington starts to return calls after cemetery scandal
Support snowballs early for Senate cyber bill
Federal News Radio Reports
OMB shifts to real time cybersecurity monitoring
OMB pressing agencies to get IT projects on track
SBA CIO Naylor resigns
OMB’s Werfel lays out new plan to follow agency money
VA tries to speed claims processing for vets
DoD shows off health IT progress
GSA, DHS approve first governmentwide cyber provider
White House works to change online transactions
Navy CIO Carey leaving
Executive Order seals OPM hiring reforms
GSA releases FY 2010 per diem rates
No federal pay freeze for now
NIH faces economic strains in 2011
Postal Service prepares to move to five day delivery
Feds lead Smart Grid development effort

Written by cdorobek

June 27, 2010 at 9:09 PM

DorobekINSIDER: Week in review: June 13-19 — telework, pay freeze, and salaries

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What stories made news for the week of June 13-19?

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. Government still faces numerous teleworking challenges
  2. Obama orders cuts in federal building costs
  3. How to get your TSP questions answered
  4. DOJ sues Oracle for alleged overcharging
  5. How to create the best federal cybersecurity workforce
  6. Agencies to compile ‘do not pay list’
  7. Agencies to crack down on waste, fraud, abuse
  8. Google Apps could help agencies move to the cloud
  9. Are Katrina/Deepwater comparisons appropriate?
  10. Report endorses pay for performance for Intel community
  11. Dorobek Must Reads – June 11
  12. Military Health System works out e-record kinks
  13. Dorobek Must Reads – June 17
  14. Web inventor discusses importance of open data
  15. Rep. Towns supports MMS restructuring
  16. Dorobek Must Reads – June 14
  17. How to get more minorities, women to participate in TSP
  18. What the cuts in federal building costs really mean
  19. Analysis: New cybersecurity bill promises big changes
  20. GAO: Collaboration is important for national security
  21. DHS requires agencies to provide network monitoring data
  22. U.S. electrical grid faces cybersecurity challenges
  23. House members support Senate cyber bill
  24. Dorobek Must Reads – June 15
  25. Why there’s still worry about the Conficker worm
  26. Is blaming the MMS really fair?
  27. Analysis: SCOTUS upholds ‘sexy text’ search
  28. DorobekINSIDER: Most read on Federal News Radio 1500 AM: June 6-12
  29. Learn all about the new Good News Czar
  30. Worldwide cybersecurity framework needed
  31. DoD: Improvements coming soon for health e-records
  32. Dorobek Must Reads – June 16
  33. How to improve the leadership skills of executives
  34. American man in custody after plot to kill bin Laden fails
  35. Agencies must justify non-competitive contracts
  36. Hiring reforms could mean big changes for veterans
  37. Senate cybersecurity bill: one step closer to passing
  38. Enterprises need to be proactive in cyber war
  39. Friday Fun Day: Plan to go to the National Harbor
  40. Most TSP funds suffer losses in May
  41. Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn launches new museum tour app
  42. Chances good for passage of TSP/annual leave bill
  43. U.S. agencies now collaborate to fight drug cartels
  44. DorobekINSIDER: Is cybersecurity over-hyped?
  45. Preview: Your monthly TSP Snapshot
  46. A look at the level of technology in federal offices
  47. House committee examines SBINet success
  48. Should feds be allowed to telework from anywhere?
  49. House says cybersecurity threat worse than it thought

… for Mike Causey’s Federal Report

  1. Pay Freeze? We Need To Talk
  2. Pay Freeze: Everybody in the Pool!
  3. The Smartest Fed Investors Work For…
  4. The $3 Million G-Man
  5. Time is Running Out for FEHBP Dependents
  6. Federal Pay Freeze: A November Surprise?
  7. Travel, Training, Hiring Hit List
  8. Good Son of NSPS or Bride of Frankenstein
  9. TSP Millionaires & Record Rollovers
  10. NSPS Express: Train Wreck or Rest Stop?

… on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris

  1. Cyberthreat of Joe Biden leads to arrest
  2. Monday Morning Federal Newscast – June 14th
  3. Friday Morning Federal Newscast – June 18th
  4. Federal retirees should consider the Roth IRA
  5. How to succeed in the SES
  6. Tuesday Morning Federal Newscast – June 15th
  7. OMB redefines performance expectations
  8. GAO: Agency rules allow conferences at resort locations
  9. Thursday Morning Federal Newscast – June 17th
  10. GPO reassures your passport is secure
  11. NSPS move cuts raises of the ‘best and brightest’
  12. Wednesday Morning Federal Newscast – June 16th
  13. Agencies allow conferences at resort locations
  14. How to translate language skills into success
  15. USPTO turns to Google for help with TMI
  16. The ten biggest errors federal employees make, pt. 2
  17. ‘Shady’ porn site practices pose cyber risks
  18. DLA and FEMA prepare for hurricane season
  19. U.S. seeks allies in battle against cyber warfare
  20. Friday Morning Federal Newscast – June 11th

… and from FederalNewsRadio.com

  1. OPM wants to settle the fed salary debate
  2. Federal pay freeze proposal defeated
  3. GSA plans to take e-mail, collaboration to the cloud
  4. OPM freezes transfer of employee files, for now
  5. Navy CIO Carey leaving
  6. OMB pressing agencies to get IT projects on track
  7. House bill would require manager training at all agencies
  8. Air Force saves cash by changing cell phone rate plans
  9. DoD shows off health IT progress
  10. OMB preparing performance management dashboard
  11. Support snowballs early for Senate cyber bill
  12. Exclusive: OMB to propose major changes to financial management systems
  13. Bill would put DHS in charge of all civilian networks
  14. VA tries to speed claims processing for vets
  15. Cybersecurity bill gets first Senate hearing
  16. Telework success depends on clear expectations
  17. DHS women convene inaugural diversity forum
  18. Senate’s newest cyber bill on fast track to passage
  19. Critical tests to decide future of DHS’s virtual fence
  20. Feds lead Smart Grid development effort
  21. White House tells agencies to use data analysis to reduce improper payments
  22. Task force seeks comments on small business contracting
  23. HHS creates process to certify health IT systems
  24. NTEU slams federal pay freeze
  25. HUD embraces Facebook, Twitter, YouTube
  26. NIH faces economic strains in 2011
  27. Hearing offers suggestions for reducing Medicare waste, fraud
  28. No federal pay freeze for now
  29. Federal News Radio Reports
  30. CIS upgrading E-Verify Web site
  31. Feds lead smart grid development effort
  32. Mobile apps, TechStat lead OMB’s IT evolution
  33. VA reaping rewards from IT oversight
  34. OMB must sell Congress on budget cuts
  35. Section: WFED Stories
  36. Executive Order seals OPM hiring reforms
  37. OMB finally details broad management doctrine
  38. SBA CIO Naylor resigns
  39. OPM tests letting feds work without a schedule
  40. TSP Snapshot: What goes up does go down
  41. GSA SLAMs its IT modernization project
  42. White House asks agencies to cut spending by 5 percent
  43. GOP lawmakers pitch fed workforce reduction bill
  44. House lawmakers uneasy about hiring reforms
  45. GSA reissues RFQ for cloud computing
  46. OPM to test new employee health services
  47. OPM proposes changes to management of personnel files
  48. OMB’s Werfel lays out new plan to follow agency money
  49. DoD vows to become a leaner organization
  50. FISMA’s facelift focuses on four areas, for now

Written by cdorobek

June 21, 2010 at 7:23 AM

DorobekINSIDER: Take your puppy to work day

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Yes… if DorobekInsider producer Emily Jarvis sounds a bit distracted during the program today, here is why:

Ruby

Ruby is visiting Federal News Radio 1500 AM today — something like ‘take your dog to work day.’ Ruby is my third. See the other two here.

Yes – she is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. She is 9-weeks old. And she is much smaller in real life.

Written by cdorobek

June 18, 2010 at 1:49 PM

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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

Written by cdorobek

June 14, 2010 at 8:58 AM

DorobekINSIDER: Most read on Federal News Radio 1500 AM: May 23-June 6

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It was a record week on FederalNewsRadio.com — as several stories got highlighted by the Drudge Report.

That being said… the most read stories across Federal News Radio 1500 AM from May 23-June 6… 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. How to make that performance review work for you
  2. Most TSP funds suffer losses in May
  3. Dorobek Must Reads – June 2
  4. Dorobek Must Reads – June 3
  5. Federal pay raises safe … for now
  6. FISMA one step closer to overhaul
  7. Off Topic: What your email address says about you
  8. Software remembers passwords for you
  9. Federal contracts: How many is too many?
  10. Health 2.0 Conference, HHS hope to change the practice of medicine
  11. The impact of the Federal Workforce Reduction Act
  12. U.S. Navy Considering Wii Fit and DDR For Boot Camp
  13. SSA makes rural America accessible to all
  14. How Manor, Texas, could help your federal agency
  15. Influence others and change your office culture
  16. James Cameron brainstorms on Gulf oil spill
  17. Get ready for the Public Service Career and Internship Fair
  18. Chances good for passage of TSP/annual leave bill
  19. NIST details continuous monitoring for your agency
  20. ICE thrust into spotlight as immigration reform debate rages
  21. GAO: Centralized federal contract database needed
  22. Dorobek Must Reads – May 28
  23. DorobekINSIDER: Crowdsourcing Gulf Coast oil spill info
  24. Situation with Gulf oil spill continues to worsen
  25. The TSP as a model for other 401(k)s?
  26. NAPA examines pay for performance
  27. 2010 Census faces, fixes IT setbacks
  28. Analysis: Kshemendra Paul to lead ISE
  29. Update: Oil spill pictures reveal devastation
  30. Joint Chiefs: Cyber will change the way we fight
  31. Dorobek Must Reads – June 1
  32. iRobot demonstrates new weaponized robot
  33. Community Health Data Initiative launches
  34. Book review: Civil servants v. elected officials
  35. DoD might get more funding for cybersecurity programs
  36. Dorobek Must Reads – May 25
  37. TSP numbers: Look past the short term trend
  38. Feds, industry collaborate on cybersecurity
  39. Are Google Apps and Microsoft heading for a showdown?
  40. Preview: Your monthly TSP Snapshot
  41. Pew: More than half use social media to manage reputations
  42. Hiring reforms could mean big changes for veterans
  43. Rep. Towns: Birnbaum resignation was right decision
  44. U.S. Navy symposium confronts sexual assaut
  45. Causey Awards: Optimal workforce created despite budget
  46. DorobekINSIDER: The Gov 2.0 status report — where are we now?
  47. Federal retirements hit seven-year low
  48. This Memorial Day, honor the fallen & help vets
  49. Pentagon told to save billions for use in war

… for Mike Causey’s Federal Report

  1. Pay Freeze as Union Recruiting Tool
  2. Payoff the Boss’s Credit Cards?
  3. Six Ways to Beat the Bear Market with Your TSP
  4. Federal Unions: Dynamos or Dinosaurs?
  5. Toil We Must
  6. Brother, Can You Spare $43,000?
  7. Porn Viewing vs. Coffee Breaks
  8. NSPS Rollback Hopes and Fears
  9. Another No-Cal COLA for Retirees?
  10. About Those Buyout Rumors…

… 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. Friday Morning Federal Newscast – June 4th
  4. Thursday Morning Federal Newscast – June 3rd
  5. Wednesday Morning Federal Newscast – June 2nd
  6. How to avoid a June swoon with the TSP
  7. Google goes ABW: Anything But Windows
  8. How, and why, to modernize the legacy of COBOL
  9. Cyber chief Schmidt set to name senior director
  10. NIST offers Continuous Monitoring FAQ
  11. Voinovich: hiring reforms will take an act of law
  12. Beware the mobile cyberattack
  13. Postal Service works to deliver reforms
  14. Navy focuses on family matters
  15. Defense Authorization still ‘veto bait’
  16. Federal Drive
  17. The ten biggest errors federal employees make
  18. Coast Guard harbored concerns about oil rigs
  19. FCC plans to spread broadband broader
  20. Friday Morning Federal Newscast – May 28th

… and from FederalNewsRadio.com

  1. GOP lawmakers pitch fed workforce reduction bill
  2. DoT’s Patillo moving to VA
  3. GSA, DHS approve first governmentwide cyber provider
  4. No federal pay freeze for now
  5. Census troubleshoots broken software
  6. Information sharing challenges ahead for Paul
  7. Navy declares war on sexual harassment & assault
  8. SBA CIO Naylor resigns
  9. DHS promotes tech from workbench to market
  10. OMB’s Paul to lead information sharing environment
  11. DoD, USDA putting secure ID cards to work
  12. Bill would block BRAC traffic at the parking lot
  13. State evolving to 21st century diplomacy
  14. DoD has limited cyber situational awareness
  15. OIRA calls for further standardization of rulemaking
  16. Feds map progress on road to health IT
  17. TSA ready to move on with ITIP contract
  18. VA solving acquisition workforce shortage
  19. Federal News Radio Reports
  20. Intellipedia provides lessons for FedSpace initiative
  21. FISMA’s facelift focuses on four areas, for now
  22. Executive Order seals OPM hiring reforms
  23. Congress tells agencies to check creditworthiness of employees
  24. DHS: cybersecurity is more than herding cats
  25. White House works to change online transactions
  26. Feds expand virtual worlds use
  27. OMB shifts to real time cybersecurity monitoring
  28. Congress considers a new budgetary tool
  29. House lawmakers uneasy about hiring reforms
  30. DHS tries sharing cyber threat data differently
  31. GSA releases FY 2010 per diem rates
  32. GSA SLAMs its IT modernization project
  33. CIO Council report on cloud sets future vision
  34. Protest of TSA IT contract sustained
  35. OPM tests letting feds work without a schedule
  36. OFPP defines ‘inherently governmental’
  37. OMB drafts, seeks comments on FISMA metrics
  38. Federal labor unions push back against senator’s TSA ‘hold’
  39. DHS to release draft RFP for Eagle 2
  40. Obama drafts line-item veto bill
  41. USCG’s Adm. Thad Allen begins long farewell
  42. GSA reissues RFQ for cloud computing
  43. Moran wins reprieve for DoD agencies; no BRAC move until 2014 at earliest
  44. OMB outlines shift on FISMA
  45. DIA awards $6 billion IT services contract to 11 firms
  46. Salary Council suggests locality pay increase for 2011
  47. TSP Snapshot: April up, clouds over I fund
  48. OPM hosts CHCO hiring reforms summit today
  49. Agency cybersecurity reporting to get makeover
  50. DoD fixing its patchwork quilt of cybersecurity

Written by cdorobek

June 7, 2010 at 6:49 PM

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

The DorobekINSIDER reader: OPM’s streamlined hiring reforms

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One of the big stories of the past week was the OPM announcement what they termed as “a major overhaul of the Federal hiring process.

These seems to be a very important step — changing the way feds look at the process of hiring. Specifically, doing away with KSAs seems like a important step. I had one friend who was applying for a federal job who said her first relationship with the federal government was with bureaucracy through the knowledge, skills and abilities essays. They represent an odd relic that seemed to serve no real purpose.

The real question, as GovExec editor in chief Tom Shoop rightly points out, is how these reforms actually get implemented — what changes, and how they change.

Here is the rundown of the changes, according to the OPM release:

In his Memorandum, President Obama directed Federal agencies to:

  • Dramatically reduce the time between when a job is announced and is filled.
  • Eliminate essay-s as an initial application requirement. Essays may still be used later in the process. Under the previous system, if an individual applied for five separate Federal jobs, he or she often needed to complete five separate sets of lengthy essays.
  • Use shorter, plain-language job announcements.
  • Accept resumes from applicants, instead of requiring them to submit complex applications through outdated systems.
  • Allow hiring managers to choose from among a group of best qualified candidates, rather than limiting their choice to just three names, through expanded use of “category ratings.”
  • Notify applicants in a timely manner (and at four points in the process) through USAJobs.gov – eliminating the “black hole” that applicants often feel they when they get no response to their application.
  • Submit a hiring and recruitment plan for top talent to OPM by the end of this year.
  • Have all Cabinet-level and Senior Administration Officials visiting universities or colleges on official business incorporate time to discuss career opportunities in the Federal service with students.

Additionally, the President directed OPM to:

  • Design a government-wide plan for recruiting and hiring qualified, diverse talent.
  • Review the Federal Career Intern Program and, within 90 days, offer a recommendation to the President on its future and on providing effective pathways into the Federal service for college students and graduates.
  • Work with agencies to ensure that best practices are being developed and used throughout Government.

Some other resources around the hiring reforms:

* The OPM’s new hiring reform Web site: http://www.opm.gov/hiringreform/

* Remarks by OPM Director John Berryhear the audio from here…. or here:

* The presidential memorandum: Improving the Federal Recruitment and Hiring Process

* The guidance to agencies: Comprehensive Recruitment and Hiring Reform, Implementation of the President’s Memorandum of May 11, 2010

News coverage:

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May 16, 2010 at 9:56 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

DorobekINSIDER: Most read items for the week of May 2-8, 2010: Oil spill, TSP, and telework

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The most read stories the entire month of April 2010… on the DorobekInsider.com, on 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: Most read items for the month of April 2010: iPad, USPS, TSP millionaires
  2. DorobekINSIDER: Crowdsourcing Gulf Coast oil spill info
  3. DorobekINSIDER on the circuit: Jane Norris; NASA’s Diaz; NASA’s Kemp; former GSAer Bill
  4. DorobekINSIDER: The blog becomes a radio show… and programming changes at Federal News Radio
  5. DorobekINSIDER: Is that a ‘for sale’ sign at market research firm Input?
  6. The DorobekINSIDER iPad review: Will you see them in government?
  7. DorobekInsider: OMB hires performance guru Shelley Metzenbaum
  8. DorobekINSIDER: Turco to lead GSA’s Office of Governmentwide Policy
  9. DorobekINSIDER: AFCEA Bethesda’s 12 annual benefit for The Children’s Inn at NIH
  10. DorobekINSIDER: Most read items for the week of April 18-24: GSA’s chief of staff, USPS, and t
  11. DorobekInsider EXCLUSIVE: USDA undertakes extensive management reorg – downgrading the CIO, CF
  12. DorobekINSIDER: Most read items for the week of April 3-10: The iPad, TSP, and your thoughts about g
  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: Most read items for the week of April 11-17: Better Buy Project, TSP, and SESers
  16. DorobekINSIDER EXCLUSIVE: GSA’s Jim Williams to retire from government after 30-plus years
  17. DorobekINSIDER: GSA clarifies the role of regional administrators
  18. DorobekINSIDER: The role of the CIO – and NASA gives the CIO authority

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

  1. Most TSP funds see gains in April
  2. Focus on work/life balance could free you from the office
  3. How hacks on Dept. of Treasury sites were detected
  4. Professional Services Council has concerns about DoD insourcing
  5. How federal agencies can attract younger workers to IT
  6. Bureau of Engraving and Printing websites hacked?
  7. Satisfaction with federal government websites at all-time high
  8. How feds helped children of Haiti after the earthquake
  9. Bureau of Engraving and Printing websites hacked
  10. Audit: Agency Open Government Plans vary widely
  11. Digital ants help fight cyber attacks
  12. ARPA-E seeks to change future energy technologies
  13. The importance of transparency for health IT
  14. The role of government in private innovation
  15. Pew study: More look online for government data
  16. TSP participants roll over record amount of investments
  17. TSP fund balance crosses $250 billion
  18. Senate committee wants better, brighter federal employees
  19. GSA works to build social network for civilian feds
  20. ACT/IAC: VA health IT system needs modernization
  21. How your TSP performed in April
  22. Why the Federal Retirement Thrift Investments Board is regularly audited
  23. Hacked Treasury websites raise security questions about cloud
  24. Timeline for TSP’s Roth option discussed
  25. DoD proposal could tighten Organization Conflict of Interest rules
  26. Europe proposes international cyber crime fighting group
  27. GAO: Army must modernize with acquisition reforms
  28. Social Security Administration battles claims backlog
  29. Federal Jobs Workshop debuts during Public Service Recognition Week
  30. OPM Director Berry furious over federal pay editorial
  31. New worm spreads via Yahoo instant messenger
  32. TSP measures up to private sector funds
  33. Senate committe examines ways to strengthen federal workforce
  34. A fond farewell to Jane Norris
  35. Senate looks at DHS budget, contractors
  36. New cybersecurity concerns & Treasury website hacking update
  37. USPS plan would make dramatic changes
  38. Analysis: Change the role of the Postal Service to keep it viable
  39. GSA to update infrastructure for better mobility
  40. Your Turn preview: Who needs the SES?
  41. GAO: Federal acquisition workforce needs help
  42. More clues emerge about attempted Time Square bombing
  43. GSA names winner in USA.gov PSA contest
  44. TSP funds continue to gain in March
  45. USDA holds ‘Apps for Healthy Kids’ contest
  46. Preview: Where the NSPS transition stands
  47. CIO Council report has ideas on attracting younger feds
  48. Friday Afternoon Federal Newscast – May 7
  49. OPM continues to modernize federal retirement system

…for Mike Causey’s Federal Report

  1. The $500K Club for Feds
  2. Leaping Tall Buildings, Fed Style
  3. Does Your Boss Hover or Rule By Remote
  4. NSPS Time Travelers Return to Earth
  5. Honors and $$ For Top Ranked Feds
  6. Teleworking, AWS & The Reluctant Boss
  7. Pay, Benefits Time Check
  8. SES: Life at the Top Isn’t So Hot
  9. Politics and Your 2011 Pay Raise
  10. Big Career Changes Coming at You

… and from FederalNewsRadio.com

  1. House rejects telework bill
  2. House to vote on telework bill today
  3. NTEU files motion to end internship program
  4. OPM tests letting feds work without a schedule
  5. A day of thank yous to federal employees
  6. House to vote on telework bill Thursday
  7. GSA continues to hint at E-Travel consolidation
  8. DHS to release draft RFP for Eagle 2
  9. OPM details ROWE pilot workplace program
  10. Feds are organizing labor-management forums
  11. Senate explores improved supervisor training
  12. Intellipedia provides lessons for FedSpace initiative
  13. Senate unlikely to consider DoD acquisition bill
  14. GSA: Green, Sustainable and more Aggressive
  15. Bill would create White House cyber office
  16. OMB wants more pressure on Recovery Act recipients
  17. White House promising more attention to 508
  18. Web managers get a glimpse of the future
  19. Acquisition workforce training going virtual
  20. OFPP defines ‘inherently governmental’
  21. Federal News Radio Reports
  22. Web mgrs. told to expect more digital content, collaboration
  23. Obama nominates two for key administration posts
  24. When to consider moving your TSP funds around
  25. OPM’s Berry gets Hill thumbs up on fed closing call
  26. Fed web managers preview cool new tools
  27. OMB shifts to real time cybersecurity monitoring
  28. White House works to change online transactions
  29. Survey: More incentives needed for Senior Executive Service
  30. SSA staying on top of claims increase
  31. Rockefeller stumps for cybersecurity
  32. OPM to submit hiring reform advice to White House next week
  33. Agency cybersecurity reporting to get makeover
  34. Obama calls for more small business contracting
  35. OPM promotes ‘Feds Get Fit’ with recipe cookoff
  36. Justice moves closer to secure sharing
  37. Berry is innovating in the OPM basement
  38. OPM takes smaller steps to modernize retirement processes
  39. Federal government closed on Wednesday
  40. House passes Defense acquisition reform bill
  41. NSPS transitions completed ahead of schedule
  42. Agency pilots help cultivate ‘inherently governmental’ changes
  43. OPM’s Berry considers turning telework on its ear
  44. OMB outlines shift on FISMA
  45. GSA to issue new solicitations for cloud
  46. Performance management on agencies’ front burners
  47. GSA releases FY 2010 per diem rates
  48. GAO: Postal Service business model not working
  49. NMCI to NGEN = 43 months Navy says
  50. Salary Council suggests locality pay increase for 2011

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May 9, 2010 at 6:25 PM

DorobekINSIDER: The blog becomes a radio show… and programming changes at Federal News Radio 1500 AM

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There will be some changes coming to Federal News Radio 1500 AM.

We told you last week that Jane Norris, who has been one of the anchors on Federal News Radio 1500 AM for the four years, is moving into private industry joining Deloitte. We got to talk to her about her tenure here.

Federal News Radio Program Director Lisa Wolfe will join us next week to talk about some of the changes she is making to the station. Needless to say, Norris’s departure is leading a number of other changes. (And this is a bit of a preview — the official announcement comes early next week… and we will walk to Wolfe next week, but… )

Here is what will be happening starting Monday, May 17:

My co-anchor, friend and my “work wife,” Amy Morris, will join the Federal Drive working with Tom Temin… And the afternoon drive program will change — the Daily Debrief will go and, on May 17, it becomes the DorobekINSIDER… on the radio.

We are still working on what exactly the DorobekINSIDER radio show will be — and thoughts are more than welcome.

The way that I have been describing the show is Charlie Rose, but on caffeine… and/or ‘the federal water cooler — but on the radio.’ The thing I love about PBS’s Charlie Rose Show is that it is almost always thought provoking. It is smart people having a discussion about important issues — and about issues that matter.

So we have gone through an exercise of coming up with the words that would describe the DorobekINSIDER on the radio. Among the words I’ve come up with: buzz… news… connected… innovative… thoughtful… helpful… celebrate success… embrace failure… curious… collaborative… information sharing… helpful… fun… 2.0 (or whatever)… assessing conventional wisdom… challenging conventional wisdom… community… and did I mention fun? Well, it is worth mentioning again.

Turning those words into a radio program is going to be an evolution. The DorobekINSIDER that airs on May 17 will probably be a different program a month later… six months later…

One of the remarkable aspects of Federal News Radio 1500 AM is that we are an ongoing evolution — in some ways, I think the station is really an experiment in radio. It is the first radio station in the world (as far as we know) to move from the dot-com world, to a relatively small frequency, to now blasting on one of the biggest AM frequencies in the Mid-Atlantic. And we are using that booming broadcast voice to reach a community — to you.

We want to continue to push those boundaries — while always keeping our eye on OUR mission: To help the government operate better.

There are a number of questions remaining… for example, I’d love for you to be involved. How do you WANT to be involved?

Yet I have always tried to operate in an open and transparent way. We will address those questions here as they arise… and I hope you will help create the show that accomplishes that mission: To help government operate better.

As we say in radio… stay tuned.

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May 7, 2010 at 1:03 PM