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DorobekINSIDER: Federal News Radio’s programming changes become officially official

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We told you about it earlier, but… the changes are officially official today.

Here is the press release:

Federal News Radio Introduces New Lineup

WASHINGTON, D.C. May 12, 2010 – Federal News Radio 1500 AM today announced that it will debut a new line-up that will include changes to both morning and afternoon drive.

Afternoon anchor Amy Morris will join Tom Temin for “The Federal Drive” program airing weekday mornings from 6-10 a.m. Morris has over ten years of Washington radio experience and has been with Federal News Radio since 2006.

Chris Dorobek, will now be the host of “The Dorobek Insider,” – a talk show airing weekday afternoons from 3-7 p.m. “The Dorobek Insider” will complement his already popular federal blog, also titled “DorobekInsider.” Chris’ new show will cover all the bases including federal procurement, management, IT and human resources. Prior to joining Federal News Radio in 2008, Dorobek served as the editor-in-chief of Federal Computer Week.

Program Director Lisa Wolfe says, “These exciting changes highlight the specific skills and strengths of our staff and create something brand new in federal media space.”

The new drive time lineup will begin Monday May 17. “In-Depth with Francis Rose” will continue to air weekdays from 10 am to 3 pm.

Federal News Radio 1500 AM is a primary outlet for federal managers and contractors seeking news and information about the business of the federal government. Its website FederalNewsRadio.com features audio archives of all its programming as well as local and national federal news, original content, blogs, and more.

The station is also home to play-by-play sports, including being the flagship station for Washington Nationals baseball and Washington Capitals hockey. Federal News Radio and its sister station, all-news WTOP Radio, is owned by Bonneville International Corporation.

The Washington Post’s Federal Eye blogger Ed O’Keefe has written about it:

[Jane Norris’s] departure means afternoon anchor Amy Morris will join Tom Temin for “The Federal Drive” morning show. Morris’s current co-host, Chris Dorobek — of DorobekInsider fame — will go solo from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. with “The Dorobek Insider.” Francis Rose and other programs will fill the hours in between.

WFED 1500 AM is the sister station of Washington’s all-news powerhouse WTOP and though it usually places dead last in the local radio ratings, it’s a cash cow for owner Bonneville International thanks to advertisements and infomercials purchased by defense contracting firms, federal labor unions and other interest groups. It’s also the radio home of the Washington Nationals and Washington Capitals thanks to a powerful AM signal that can be heard as far away as Cape Cod in the evenings.

Just as an explainer: Technically, we are tied at the bottom of the radio ratings. That being said, one of the wonderful things about Federal News Radio — In the end, radio ratings aren’t really relevant to what we do. Radio ratings using polling sampling techniques — and for Federal News Radio to register in ratings, you would have to be a registered people metered person. It is a very different business model… and it is one of the aspects of this station that I love. It is media people being innovative about how to meet the needs of a specific audience.

Written by cdorobek

May 12, 2010 at 4:46 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

Written by cdorobek

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.

Written by cdorobek

May 7, 2010 at 1:03 PM

DorobekINSIDER: Most read items for the month of April 2010: iPad, USPS, TSP millionaires

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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. The DorobekINSIDER iPad review: Will you see them in government?
  2. DorobekINSIDER: Is that a ‘for sale’ sign at market research firm Input?
  3. DorobekINSIDER: BREAKING: GSA names Michael Robertson as chief of staff
  4. DorobekINSIDER: GSA clarifies the role of regional administrators
  5. DorobekINSIDER: Turco to lead GSA’s Office of Governmentwide Policy
  6. The DorobekINSIDER Reader: The open government policies and plans
  7. DorobekINSIDER: AFCEA Bethesda’s 12 annual benefit for The Children’s Inn at NIH
  8. DorobekINSIDER on the circuit: Jane Norris; NASA’s Diaz; NASA’s Kemp; former GSAer Bill
  9. DorobekINSIDER: The Better Buy Project: Seeking to build a better procurement process
  10. DorobekINSIDER: Assessing transparency and open government
  11. DorobekINSIDER: Most read items for the week of April 3-10: The iPad, TSP, and your thoughts about g
  12. DorobekINSIDER: The role of the CIO – and NASA gives the CIO authority
  13. DorobekINSIDER: A whole new World (Bank) of open data
  14. DorobekINSIDER: CA CIO Teri Takai to be named DOD CIO
  15. DorobekINSIDER: Most read items for the week of April 18-24: GSA’s chief of staff, USPS, and t
  16. DorobekINSIDER: The 2010 Fed 100 Awards Gala: Eagle winners, and I blush
  17. DorobekInsider: OMB hires performance guru Shelley Metzenbaum
  18. DorobekINSIDER: Most read items for the week of March 28-April 3: DOD CIO and the Guam capsizing que
  19. DorobekINSIDER: Most read items for the week of April 11-17: Better Buy Project, TSP, and SESers
  20. DorobekINSIDER: The Federal News Radio Book Club book announcement: Drive by Daniel H. Pink

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

  1. Analysis: Change the role of the Postal Service to keep it viable
  2. TSP participants roll over record amount of investments
  3. Congressman Hank Johnson worried about Guam’s stability
  4. TSP funds continue to gain in March
  5. TSP fund balance crosses $250 billion
  6. How federal agencies can attract younger workers to IT
  7. Feds share thoughts about blizzard response with OPM Director John Berry
  8. Monday Afternoon Federal Newscast – April 26
  9. March TSP snapshot!
  10. Where is the money? We track misallocated funds in the federal budget
  11. HReinvented: Will federal HR reforms work this time?
  12. GSA names winner in USA.gov PSA contest
  13. Why the Federal Retirement Thrift Investments Board is regularly audited
  14. Public opinion about government at all-time low
  15. NASA CIO Linda Cureton: Changes at agency positive for IT missions
  16. Friday Afternoon Federal Newscast – April 23
  17. Monday Afternoon Federal Newscast
  18. OPM continues to modernize federal retirement system
  19. Cloud computing a threat to civil liberties?
  20. DoD proposal could tighten Organization Conflict of Interest rules
  21. Digital ants help fight cyber attacks
  22. HReinvented: A comprehensive plan is needed for real reform
  23. Are code writers the weakest cybersecurity link?
  24. Survey: More willing to sacrifice privacy for security
  25. Is your job in danger of being outsourced?
  26. GSA to update infrastructure for better mobility
  27. GAO: Army must modernize with acquisition reforms
  28. Open Government Plans only the beginning, says former CIO
  29. Wednesday Afternoon Federal Newscast – April 21
  30. Department of Energy reveals $100 million Smart Grid training program
  31. How Driven are you? We find out during Federal News Radio’s Book Club
  32. Congressman questions White House about unpaid interns
  33. Health care reform could affect health IT
  34. GAO: DHS makes progress with National Infrastructure Protection Plan
  35. Better Buy Project wants your procurement ideas
  36. Timeline for TSP’s Roth option discussed
  37. Now a good time to review where your money is in the TSP
  38. Study: Password changes are a waste of time
  39. USPS plan would make dramatic changes
  40. Bill introduced to allow annual leave contributions to TSP
  41. Library of Congress to collect Twitter data
  42. Comptroller General nominee talks about issues facing GAO
  43. Mike Causey: How to become a millionaire
  44. Preview: Where the NSPS transition stands
  45. HReinvented: Reforms should work this time
  46. World Bank posts data for crowdsourcing solutions
  47. TSP participants could soon invest unused annual leave
  48. Social Security Administration battles claims backlog
  49. Devaney shares lessons learned about transparency, openness

…for Mike Causey’s Federal Report

  1. TSP Millionaires & Record Rollovers
  2. Civil War in the FEHBP Risk Pool
  3. Are You Under CSRS, FERS or WUD?
  4. 3 Steps to a Million $$ TSP Account
  5. Politics and Your 2011 Pay Raise
  6. FEHBP Dodges Risk Pool Bullet
  7. Roadmap to a Million $$ TSP Account
  8. About Those Buyout Rumors…
  9. Federal Retiree – Social Security Benefits Flatline
  10. What’s Your Minimum Retirement Age?
  11. Pay, Benefits Time Check
  12. Teleworking and Government Shutdowns
  13. Sex, Politics, Religion & Teleworking
  14. FEHBP & the Dependent in Your Basement
  15. Teleworking: Anecdotal to Actuality
  16. HReinvented: Can they handle the truth?
  17. Dying To Work: Location is Everything
  18. SES: Life at the Top Isn’t So Hot
  19. Is There Life After the NSPS?
  20. Teleworking, AWS & The Reluctant Boss

… and from FederalNewsRadio.com

  1. More agencies using resumes to bring on SESers
  2. Survey: More incentives needed for Senior Executive Service
  3. Feds restrained in their optimism for OPM’s HR reform
  4. GAO: Postal Service business model not working
  5. HReinvented: OPM’s new database cuts hiring by 3 weeks
  6. Federal agencies release Open Government Plans
  7. OPM takes smaller steps to modernize retirement processes
  8. White House ready to reveal identity management plans
  9. The Senator from Delaware rises to praise federal workers
  10. TSP Snapshot: Spring into savings
  11. Agency pilots help cultivate ‘inherently governmental’ changes
  12. GSA to rethink what success means
  13. OMB shifts to real time cybersecurity monitoring
  14. OFPP defines ‘inherently governmental’
  15. OMB to set new real property policy
  16. Berry is innovating in the OPM basement
  17. OPM promotes ‘Feds Get Fit’ with recipe cookoff
  18. ATF wants more from mobile devices
  19. DISA’s Stempfley heading to DHS’s cybersecurity division
  20. HReinvented: Feds mixed on OPM’s HR reform plans, survey finds
  21. Bill calls for pilot program with federalized guards
  22. SSA staying on top of claims increase
  23. DoD Cyber Command will take a defensive posture
  24. NSPS transitions completed ahead of schedule
  25. Obama nominates two for key administration posts
  26. White House promising more attention to 508
  27. Bill to pay furloughed DoT workers is law
  28. Pentagon contracting reform bill heads for full House
  29. Postal Service prepares to move to five day delivery
  30. Federal News Radio Reports
  31. Fed web managers preview cool new tools
  32. House takes aim on Pentagon contracting reform
  33. OMB tells all agencies to go back to Grants.gov
  34. EADS North America will bid for Air Force tanker contract
  35. Senators suggest scrapping virtual fence
  36. White House establishes management advisory board
  37. Obama calls for more small business contracting
  38. OPM to submit hiring reform advice to White House next week
  39. Legislation could spur XBRL use in government
  40. House passes Defense acquisition reform bill
  41. Air Force moving to global training perspective
  42. Justice moves closer to secure sharing
  43. Platts bids for Comptroller General job
  44. Feds learning sustainability begins with them
  45. White House works to change online transactions
  46. HReinvented: Employee unions call for tweaks to the system
  47. HHS pressed on flexibility in Health IT mandates
  48. HReinvented: Survey finds feds restrained in optimism for OPM’s HR reform
  49. HReinvented: NRC aims to stay on top as ‘best place to work’
  50. Agencies classifying less information

Written by cdorobek

May 3, 2010 at 11:15 AM

DorobekINSIDER: Most read items for the week of April 18-24: GSA’s chief of staff, USPS, and the SES

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The most read stories the week of April 18-24, 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: BREAKING: GSA names Michael Robertson as chief of staff
  2. DorobekINSIDER: GSA clarifies the role of regional administrators
  3. DorobekINSIDER: Is that a ‘for sale’ sign at market research firm Input?
  4. DorobekINSIDER: The role of the CIO – and NASA gives the CIO authority
  5. DorobekINSIDER: A whole new World (Bank) of open data
  6. DorobekINSIDER: Most read items for the week of April 11-17: Better Buy Project, TSP, and SESers
  7. DorobekINSIDER: Johnson’s memo re: Robertson: His talent and passion is remarkable
  8. DorobekINSIDER: Most read items for the week of April 3-10: The iPad, TSP, and your thoughts about g
  9. DorobekINSIDER: CA CIO Teri Takai to be named DOD CIO
  10. The DorobekINSIDER iPad review: Will you see them in government?
  11. DorobekINSIDER: GSA promotes Darren Blue to agency chief emergency response and recovery officer
  12. The DorobekINSIDER Reader: The open government policies and plans
  13. The DorobekINSIDER Reader: Earth Day
  14. GSA renames regional administrators as ‘regional commissioners’ — the first step t
  15. DorobekInsider: OMB hires performance guru Shelley Metzenbaum
  16. DorobekINSIDER: The Better Buy Project: Seeking to build a better procurement process
  17. DorobekInsider: GSA chief of staff Germain steps down, no replacement named
  18. DorobekInsider.com: Many changes at GSA – this week, it’s the regional senior executives
  19. DorobekINSIDER: Listen to the Federal News Radio Book Club discussing Daniel Pink’s DRIVE
  20. DorobekInsider: Robertson to be named to head GSA’s OGP and CAO

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

  1. Analysis: Change the role of the Postal Service to keep it viable
  2. TSP fund balance crosses $250 billion
  3. GSA names winner in USA.gov PSA contest
  4. Cloud computing a threat to civil liberties?
  5. TSP participants roll over record amount of investments
  6. Wednesday Afternoon Federal Newscast – April 21
  7. Open Government Plans only the beginning, says former CIO
  8. Friday Afternoon Federal Newscast – April 23
  9. Study: Password changes are a waste of time
  10. NASA CIO Linda Cureton: Changes at agency positive for IT missions
  11. Public opinion about government at all-time low
  12. Library of Congress to collect Twitter data
  13. Survey: More willing to sacrifice privacy for security
  14. Mike Causey: How to become a millionaire
  15. Google’s Buzz prompts cybersecurity concerns
  16. GSA to update infrastructure for better mobility
  17. Now a good time to review where your money is in the TSP
  18. Timeline for TSP’s Roth option discussed
  19. Agencies greener on this 40th Earth Day
  20. TSP funds continue to gain in March
  21. Zeus virus more powerful than ever
  22. EPA shares lessons learned about Web 2.0 policy
  23. USPS plan would make dramatic changes
  24. Bonasaro hints Senior Executive Service might be in trouble
  25. Bill introduced to allow annual leave contributions to TSP
  26. TSP participants could soon invest unused annual leave
  27. Bonosaro hints Senior Executive Service might be in trouble
  28. OPM continues to modernize federal retirement system
  29. OMB to study how agencies deal with computer systems
  30. Is cyber war a reality . . . or impossible?
  31. TSP measures up to private sector funds
  32. Mother of accused terrorist defends her son
  33. VA opens IT training centers to improve awareness
  34. OPM’s John Berry remembers Oklahoma City bombing
  35. Update: How health care reform will impact you
  36. Preview: Where the NSPS transition stands
  37. As Federal Protective Service turns 15, Congress might change its role
  38. Congressman Hank Johnson worried about Guam’s stability
  39. Devaney shares lessons learned about transparency, openness
  40. OPM uses new assessment tools for potential hires
  41. DHS headquarters at St. Elizabeth’s making progress
  42. HReinvented: A comprehensive plan is needed for real reform
  43. Bill could make sweeping changes to DoD procurement
  44. Use existing tools to comply with Open Government Directive
  45. GAO: DHS makes progress with National Infrastructure Protection Plan
  46. Proposal to revamp federal internship programs for grad students
  47. Senior Medicare Patrol works to prevent Medicare fraud
  48. Analysis: The importance of Open Government
  49. Where is the money? We track misallocated funds in the federal budget

…for Mike Causey’s Federal Report

  1. Roadmap to a Million $$ TSP Account
  2. 3 Steps to a Million $$ TSP Account
  3. Dying To Work: Location is Everything
  4. Teleworking: Anecdotal to Actuality
  5. Is There Life After the NSPS?
  6. Federal Retiree – Social Security Benefits Flatline
  7. TSP Millionaires & Record Rollovers
  8. FEHBP & the Dependent in Your Basement
  9. Civil War in the FEHBP Risk Pool
  10. TSP Balances: Size Counts

… and from FederalNewsRadio.com

  1. Survey: More incentives needed for Senior Executive Service
  2. Berry is innovating in the OPM basement
  3. OMB shifts to real time cybersecurity monitoring
  4. ATF wants more from mobile devices
  5. Bill calls for pilot program with federalized guards
  6. Pentagon contracting reform bill heads for full House
  7. EADS North America will bid for Air Force tanker contract
  8. White House establishes management advisory board
  9. Senators suggest scrapping virtual fence
  10. Bill to pay furloughed DoT workers is law
  11. Justice moves closer to secure sharing
  12. Feds learning sustainability begins with them
  13. House takes aim on Pentagon contracting reform
  14. Postal Service prepares to move to five day delivery
  15. DoD Cyber Command will take a defensive posture
  16. Lawmakers seek a better presidential transition
  17. Agencies classifying less information
  18. Federal News Radio Reports
  19. More agencies using resumes to bring on SESers
  20. HReinvented: Feds mixed on OPM’s HR reform plans, survey finds
  21. GAO: Postal Service business model not working
  22. Take Your Child to Work Day
  23. Agency cybersecurity reporting to get makeover
  24. OPM takes smaller steps to modernize retirement processes
  25. Agencies engage citizens with social collaboration
  26. NIAC chair details information sharing study mandate
  27. OPM to submit hiring reform advice to White House next week
  28. OFPP defines ‘inherently governmental’
  29. OMB outlines shift on FISMA
  30. White House works to change online transactions
  31. OPM relaunches jobs website
  32. GSA to rethink what success means
  33. DISA’s Stempfley heading to DHS’s cybersecurity division
  34. GSA releases FY 2010 per diem rates
  35. HReinvented: OPM’s new database cuts hiring by 3 weeks
  36. White House ready to reveal identity management plans
  37. OMB to set new real property policy
  38. NIAC gets additional White House study requests
  39. OPM’s strategic plan sets roadmap to HR reform
  40. Agencies to justify not using cloud computing to OMB
  41. FDA Commissioner Hamburg says it’s a time for change
  42. HReinvented: Employee unions call for tweaks to the system
  43. NMCI to NGEN = 43 months Navy says
  44. White House pushing agencies toward better customer service
  45. OPM’s Berry considers turning telework on its ear
  46. Federal agencies release Open Government Plans
  47. Agency pilots help cultivate ‘inherently governmental’ changes
  48. Contractor integrity, performance to face higher level of scrutiny
  49. Google, SalesForce help government transition to the cloud
  50. Mobile apps, TechStat lead OMB’s IT evolution

You can also catch the DorobekINSIDER on this week’s Federal News Countdown, where Francis Rose and his guests count down the top stories of the week for the government.

Find links to our selections of the top stories and hear the conversation here.

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April 24, 2010 at 2:06 PM

DorobekINSIDER: Most read items for the week of April 11-17: Better Buy Project, TSP, and SESers

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The most read stories the week of April 3-10, 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: The Better Buy Project: Seeking to build a better procurement process
  2. The DorobekINSIDER iPad review: Will you see them in government?
  3. DorobekINSIDER: Most read items for the week of April 3-10: The iPad, TSP, and your thoughts about government HR
  4. The DorobekINSIDER Reader: The open government policies and plans
  5. DorobekINSIDER: Is that a ‘for sale’ sign at market research firm Input?
  6. DorobekINSIDER: CA CIO Teri Takai to be named DOD CIO
  7. DorobekINSIDER: Assessing transparency and open government
  8. DorobekInsider: OMB hires performance guru Shelley Metzenbaum
  9. DorobekINSIDER: WH makes it official: Takai nominated for DOD CIO post
  10. DorobekINSIDER: The 2010 Fed 100 Awards Gala: Eagle winners, and I blush
  11. DorobekINSIDER: GSA promotes Darren Blue to agency chief emergency response and recovery officer
  12. DorobekINSIDER: Jerry Lohfink, head of the USDA’s National Finance Center, to retire
  13. DorobekINSIDER: Get Federal News Radio on your iPhone
  14. DorobekINSIDER: Most read items for the week of March 28-April 3: DOD CIO and the Guam capsizing question

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

  1. TSP participants roll over record amount of investments
  2. Analysis: Change the role of the Postal Service to keep it viable
  3. OPM continues to modernize federal retirement system
  4. HReinvented: A comprehensive plan is needed for real reform
  5. GSA to update infrastructure for better mobility
  6. Congressman questions White House about unpaid interns
  7. Survey: More willing to sacrifice privacy for security
  8. GAO: DHS makes progress with National Infrastructure Protection Plan
  9. Department of Energy reveals $100 million Smart Grid training program
  10. Feds share thoughts about blizzard response with OPM Director John Berry
  11. Complications stall DoD’s Cyber Command
  12. USPS plan would make dramatic changes
  13. TSP funds continue to gain in March
  14. Preview: Where the NSPS transition stands
  15. Comptroller General nominee talks about issues facing GAO
  16. OPM uses new assessment tools for potential hires
  17. Now a good time to review where your money is in the TSP
  18. Bill introduced to allow annual leave contributions to TSP
  19. HReinvented: Will federal HR reforms work this time?
  20. Congressman Hank Johnson worried about Guam’s stability
  21. Timeline for TSP’s Roth option discussed
  22. Congressional staffers bring in big bucks
  23. GSA’s Dave McClure gives Open Government assessment
  24. Senior Medicare Patrol works to prevent Medicare fraud
  25. Education CIO takes active approach to cybersecurity
  26. Feds, on average, earn more than their private sector counterparts
  27. Devaney shares lessons learned about transparency, openness
  28. Unisys Security Index highlights cybersecurity cocerns
  29. DHS headquarters at St. Elizabeth’s making progress
  30. Where is the money? We track misallocated funds in the federal budget
  31. TSP measures up to private sector funds
  32. Why China isn’t the number one cyber threat to the U.S.
  33. OPM Director Berry furious over federal pay editorial
  34. Tuesday Afternoon Federal Newscast – April 13
  35. TSP participants could soon invest unused annual leave
  36. HReinvented: NRC as a model for federal HR reform?
  37. Better Buy Project wants your procurement ideas
  38. Will House healthcare bill affect the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program?
  39. New safety standards for federal facilities released
  40. More federal cybersecurity fighters needed
  41. All TSP funds see gains in 2009
  42. How the health care law will affect FEHBP participants
  43. Learn the importance of proper estate planning
  44. Is cyber war a reality . . . or impossible?
  45. Best practices gained from NextGen deployment
  46. Update: How health care reform will impact you
  47. National Security Roundup: 9/11-style terror plot foiled?
  48. Attendance level at nuclear summit high
  49. GAO examines the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative

…for Mike Causey’s Federal Report

  1. TSP Millionaires & Record Rollovers
  2. Civil War in the FEHBP Risk Pool
  3. FEHBP Dodges Risk Pool Bullet
  4. FEHBP & the Dependent in Your Basement
  5. Federal Retiree – Social Security Benefits Flatline
  6. TSP Balances: Size Counts
  7. Summit Winners & Losers
  8. No shutdown for nuclear summit next week
  9. Are You Under CSRS, FERS or WUD?
  10. Teleworking and Government Shutdowns

… and from FederalNewsRadio.com

  1. More agencies using resumes to bring on SESers
  2. The Senator from Delaware rises to praise federal workers
  3. GAO: Postal Service business model not working
  4. OPM takes smaller steps to modernize retirement processes
  5. GSA to rethink what success means
  6. OMB to set new real property policy
  7. DoD Cyber Command will take a defensive posture
  8. DISA’s Stempfley heading to DHS’s cybersecurity division
  9. HReinvented: OPM’s new database cuts hiring by 3 weeks
  10. House takes aim on Pentagon contracting reform
  11. Platts bids for Comptroller General job
  12. Bill to pay furloughed DoT workers is law
  13. HReinvented: Feds mixed on OPM’s HR reform plans, survey finds
  14. Data propels GSA’s plans for the acquisition workforce
  15. Postal Service prepares to move to five day delivery
  16. Agencies engage citizens with social collaboration
  17. Federal News Radio Reports
  18. NIAC gets additional White House study requests
  19. Agencies classifying less information
  20. OFPP defines ‘inherently governmental’
  21. Federal agencies release Open Government Plans
  22. OPM to submit hiring reform advice to White House next week
  23. White House ready to reveal identity management plans
  24. HReinvented: Employee unions call for tweaks to the system
  25. HReinvented: NRC aims to stay on top as ‘best place to work’
  26. Agency pilots help cultivate ‘inherently governmental’ changes
  27. OMB taking a deeper look at data centers
  28. GSA releases FY 2010 per diem rates
  29. High drug prices targeted in House FEHBP plan
  30. White House works to change online transactions
  31. When to consider moving your TSP funds around
  32. New standards for federal building security coming
  33. Commentary: FMA says hiring reforms must come first
  34. Federal govt. open Tuesday under delayed arrival, unscheduled leave
  35. OPM’s strategic plan sets roadmap to HR reform
  36. TSP Snapshot: Spring into savings
  37. OMB shutting down financial systems office
  38. OPM’s Berry considers turning telework on its ear
  39. Federal government closed on Thursday
  40. Health care reform and the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program
  41. Telework, transportation top issues for BRAC
  42. OPM to create pools of qualified applicants
  43. OFPP to refine agency-contractor relationship
  44. OPM to host workshops on hiring
  45. EXCLUSIVE: OMB guidance sets technology tone for 2010, beyond
  46. OMB’s Werfel outlines future for financial managers
  47. OMB controller nominee Werfel would take deeper look at DoD’s books
  48. NMCI to NGEN = 43 months Navy says
  49. Air Force moving to global training perspective
  50. Coast Guard HQ at St. Elizabeths gets full speed ahead

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April 19, 2010 at 1:40 PM

DorobekINSIDER: Most read items for the week of April 3-10: The iPad, TSP, and your thoughts about government HR

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The most read stories the week of April 3-10, 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. The DorobekINSIDER iPad review: Will you see them in government?
  2. DorobekINSIDER: Assessing transparency and open government
  3. The DorobekINSIDER Reader: The open government policies and plans
  4. DorobekINSIDER: Is that a ‘for sale’ sign at market research firm Input?
  5. DorobekINSIDER: Most read items for the week of March 28-April 3: DOD CIO and the Guam capsizing question
  6. DorobekINSIDER: The 2010 Fed 100 Awards Gala: Eagle winners, and I blush
  7. DorobekINSIDER: WH makes it official: Takai nominated for DOD CIO post
  8. DorobekINSIDER: Federal News Radio Book Club: Daniel Pink’s Drive — the liner notes
  9. DorobekINSIDER: Jerry Lohfink, head of the USDA’s National Finance Center, to retire
  10. DorobekINSIDER: Listen to the Federal News Radio Book Club discussing Daniel Pink’s DRIVE
  11. DorobekINSIDER: Get Federal News Radio on your iPhone
  12. DorobekINSIDER: The Federal News Radio Book Club book announcement: Drive by Daniel H. Pink
  13. DorobekINSIDER: Most read items for the month of MARCH 2010
  14. DorobekINSIDER: CA CIO Teri Takai to be named DOD CIO
  15. DorobekInsider: OMB hires performance guru Shelley Metzenbaum
  16. The DorobekInsider transparency, openness and data.gov reader
  17. DorobekINSIDER: Off-topic: Back from a great visit to the Galapagos Islands
  18. A night for the children — The 2009 AFCEA Bethesda NIH Children’s Inn benefit gala
  19. DorobekINSIDER: DOD issues its much anticipated Web 2.0 policy

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

  1. TSP funds continue to gain in March
  2. Feds share thoughts about blizzard response with OPM Director John Berry
  3. Congressman Hank Johnson worried about Guam’s stability
  4. HReinvented: Will federal HR reforms work this time?
  5. Are code writers the weakest cybersecurity link?
  6. March TSP snapshot!
  7. Where is the money? We track misallocated funds in the federal budget
  8. Better Buy Project wants your procurement ideas
  9. HReinvented: Reforms should work this time
  10. Department of Energy reveals $100 million Smart Grid training program
  11. How Driven are you? We find out during Federal News Radio’s Book Club
  12. DeVaney shares lessons learned about transparency, openness
  13. Monday Afternoon Federal Newscast
  14. HReinvented: A comprehensive plan is needed for real reform
  15. Devaney shares lessons learned about transparency, openness
  16. Now a good time to review where your money is in the TSP
  17. Comptroller General nominee talks about issues facing GAO
  18. Thursday Afternoon Federal Newscast – April 8
  19. Bill introduced to allow annual leave contributions to TSP
  20. Timeline for TSP’s Roth option discussed
  21. Bob Peck is GSA’s new Commissioner of Public Buildings
  22. Learn the importance of proper estate planning
  23. How the health care law will affect FEHBP participants
  24. Google engaged in cyber fight with Vietnam
  25. More federal cybersecurity fighters needed
  26. Why China isn’t the number one cyber threat to the U.S.
  27. TSP participants could soon invest unused annual leave
  28. Reinventing Security at the Pentagon
  29. Bill requires all agencies to have COOP/telework plan
  30. HReinvented: Ideas for improving the federal hiring process
  31. USPS plan would make dramatic changes
  32. How broadband technology could enhance cybersecurity
  33. HReinvented: USAF takes new approach to training civilians
  34. ‘Inherently Governmental:’ Has the Debate Changed?
  35. Senior Medicare Patrol works to prevent Medicare fraud
  36. OPM’s Berry outlines details of planned hiring changes
  37. TSP measures up to private sector funds
  38. How DoD battles Improvised Explosive Devices
  39. OPM Director Berry furious over federal pay editorial
  40. DHS headquarters at St. Elizabeth’s making progress
  41. Will House healthcare bill affect the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program?
  42. HReinvented: Learning from county governments
  43. Independent analysis of federal and private salary data needed
  44. Feds, on average, earn more than their private sector counterparts
  45. Analysis: DHS changes aviation security standards
  46. Deptartment of Energy reveals $100 million Smart Grid training program
  47. Congressional staffers bring in big bucks
  48. Lessons learned, best practices on telework examined after blizzard

…for Mike Causey’s Federal Report

  1. Are You Under CSRS, FERS or WUD?
  2. Teleworking and Government Shutdowns
  3. HReinvented: Can they handle the truth?
  4. Summit Winners & Losers
  5. Shutdown or Just Bad Hair Days?
  6. No shutdown for nuclear summit next week
  7. About Those Buyout Rumors…
  8. What’s Your Minimum Retirement Age?
  9. Accidents Happen: CSRS vs. FERS
  10. Who’s on FERS?

… and from FederalNewsRadio.com

  1. Feds restrained in their optimism for OPM’s HR reform
  2. TSP Snapshot: Spring into savings
  3. Federal agencies release Open Government Plans
  4. HReinvented: OPM’s new database cuts hiring by 3 weeks
  5. HReinvented: Feds mixed on OPM’s HR reform plans, survey finds
  6. White House ready to reveal identity management plans
  7. Agency pilots help cultivate ‘inherently governmental’ changes
  8. DISA’s Stempfley heading to DHS’s cybersecurity division
  9. OFPP defines ‘inherently governmental’
  10. Air Force moving to global training perspective
  11. HReinvented: Survey finds feds restrained in optimism for OPM’s HR reform
  12. HReinvented: NRC aims to stay on top as ‘best place to work’
  13. HReinvented: Employee unions call for tweaks to the system
  14. OPM to submit hiring reform advice to White House next week
  15. Federal News Radio Reports
  16. Commentary: FMA says hiring reforms must come first
  17. Postal Service prepares to move to five day delivery
  18. GSA releases FY 2010 per diem rates
  19. Legislation could spur XBRL use in government
  20. White House works to change online transactions
  21. Census reminds us all to fill out that form
  22. OMB’s Werfel outlines future for financial managers
  23. OPM’s strategic plan sets roadmap to HR reform
  24. FOSE 2010: Your benefits and the future of the General Schedule
  25. OFPP to refine agency-contractor relationship
  26. OMB’s Zients stakes out acquisition reform plans
  27. OPM to create pools of qualified applicants
  28. DHS may not have the funding to work together
  29. OPM’s Berry considers turning telework on its ear
  30. OPM’s Berry deals out first set of civil service reform suggestions
  31. White House pushing agencies toward better customer service
  32. Agencies taking different paths to transformation
  33. When to consider moving your TSP funds around
  34. New standards for federal building security coming
  35. OPM to host workshops on hiring
  36. DISA wants collaboration marbled through enterprise
  37. TSP Snapshot: Your money, working hard
  38. Lieberman calls for more staff at OMB
  39. Care of Gulf War vets gets second look
  40. OMB shutting down financial systems office
  41. OMB’s Kundra stakes out new e-gov approach
  42. OMB outlines shift on FISMA
  43. Federal government closed on Thursday
  44. Accountability? There’s a dashboard for that!
  45. Administration to set new vision for ID management
  46. OPM relaunches jobs website
  47. Contractor integrity, performance to face higher level of scrutiny
  48. Agencies to justify not using cloud computing to OMB
  49. Coast Guard HQ at St. Elizabeths gets full speed ahead
  50. GSA to unveil database to track vendor misconduct

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April 10, 2010 at 5:23 PM

DorobekINSIDER: Most read items for the week of March 28-April 3: DOD CIO and the Guam capsizing question

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DorobekINSIDER: Most read items for the week of March 28-April 3: DOD CIO and the Guam capsizing question

The most read stories for the week of March 28-April 3… on the DorobekINSIDER.com, on the Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris, for Mike Causey, and for FederalNewsRadio.com

…from the DorobekInsider.com

  1. DorobekINSIDER: WH makes it official: Takai nominated for DOD CIO post
  2. DorobekINSIDER: The 2010 Fed 100 Awards Gala: Eagle winners, and I blush
  3. DorobekINSIDER: Is that a ‘for sale’ sign at market research firm Input?
  4. DorobekINSIDER: Off-topic: Back from a great visit to the Galapagos Islands
  5. DorobekINSIDER: CA CIO Teri Takai to be named DOD CIO
  6. DorobekINSIDER: The Federal News Radio Book Club book announcement: Drive by Daniel H. Pink
  7. DorobekINSIDER: Get Federal News Radio on your iPhone
  8. DorobekINSIDER: Most read items for the month of MARCH 2010
  9. DorobekINSIDER: Jerry Lohfink, head of the USDA’s National Finance Center, to retire
  10. DorobekINSIDER: Federal News Radio Book Club: Daniel Pink’s Drive — the liner notes
  11. DorobekINSIDER: Listen to the Federal News Radio Book Club discussing Daniel Pink’s DRIVE
  12. DorobekINSIDER: Disconnecting from the grid with the Blue Footed Booby
  13. DorobekInsider: OMB hires performance guru Shelley Metzenbaum
  14. DorobekINSIDER: DOD issues its much anticipated Web 2.0 policy
  15. DorobekINSIDER EXCLUSIVE: GSA’s Jim Williams to retire from government after 30-plus years
  16. DorobekINSIDER explainer: That Census letter announcing the Census form is coming

… from the Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris

  1. Congressman Hank Johnson worried about Guam’s stability
  2. March TSP snapshot!
  3. Is your job in danger of being outsourced?
  4. Where is the money? We track misallocated funds in the federal budget
  5. Monday Afternoon Federal Newscast
  6. First TSA nominee foresees tough confirmation process
  7. Wednesday Afternoon Federal Newscast – March 31, 2010
  8. Bill introduced to allow annual leave contributions to TSP
  9. How Driven are you? We find out during Federal News Radio’s Book Club
  10. Bill requires all agencies to have COOP/telework plan
  11. How the health care law will affect FEHBP participants
  12. Debate over cyber warfare intensifies
  13. TSP participants could soon invest unused annual leave
  14. How will health care reform impact you?
  15. Section: Daily Debrief Blogs
  16. WH looks at changing federal financial management
  17. DHS aims to strengthen U.S. – Mexican border
  18. OPM Director Berry furious over federal pay editorial
  19. Timeline for TSP’s Roth option discussed
  20. TSP launches plan to help financial fitness
  21. ‘Inherently Governmental:’ Has the Debate Changed?
  22. Your ID card could soon be much more valuable
  23. Will House healthcare bill affect the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program?
  24. DHS headquarters at St. Elizabeth’s making progress
  25. NRC open bids for its biggest-ever contract
  26. A cutting-edge Web technology for federal financial reporting
  27. White House launches transparency dashboard
  28. Lessons learned, best practices on telework examined after blizzard
  29. Sen. Reid’s amendment would shield FEHB from public option
  30. Reinventing Security at the Pentagon
  31. White House scrambles to find new TSA nominee
  32. Bob Peck is GSA’s new Commissioner of Public Buildings
  33. Jim Williams visits WFED on last day in office
  34. USPS plan would make dramatic changes
  35. Va. Gov wants to lure Northrop to NoVa
  36. Opportunity Tracking: ITSS 4
  37. Earnings down for many TSP accounts in January
  38. IBM develops new way to protect FAA from cyberattacks
  39. Feds, on average, earn more than their private sector counterparts
  40. TSP measures up to private sector funds
  41. Cybersecurity risks exist when filing income taxes
  42. OMB kicks of Tech-Stat program to watch troubled IT programs
  43. Secret FBI files and safer Toyotas
  44. Tips for staying safe at work
  45. Agency heads prepare for FY 2011 proposals
  46. How broadband technology could enhance cybersecurity
  47. FOSE 2010: What the future might hold for the General Schedule system
  48. Feds take a back seat to WMATA in Metro security
  49. Cybersecurity bill changes government response to threats

…for Mike Causey’s Federal Report

  1. Health Care Reform & Your FEHBP
  2. Who’s on FERS?
  3. Accidents Happen: CSRS vs. FERS
  4. About Those Buyout Rumors…
  5. What’s Your Minimum Retirement Age?
  6. Guestwriters in the Sky
  7. FEHBP: 26 is the New 22
  8. Cadillacs, Dependent Kids & the FEHBP
  9. Federal Pay/Inflation: Who’s Ahead
  10. Federal Pay Cut: What A Good Idea!

… and from FederalNewsRadio.com

  1. OFPP defines ‘inherently governmental’
  2. White House ready to reveal identity management plans
  3. Agency pilots help cultivate ‘inherently governmental’ changes
  4. Lieberman calls for more staff at OMB
  5. National Finance Center defaulting to e-pay stubs
  6. Postal Service prepares to move to five day delivery
  7. Accountability? There’s a dashboard for that!
  8. Obama nominates three key administrators
  9. White House pushing agencies toward better customer service
  10. OMB’s Werfel outlines future for financial managers
  11. DHS may not have the funding to work together
  12. Agencies taking different paths to transformation
  13. OPM’s Berry considers turning telework on its ear
  14. Legislation could spur XBRL use in government
  15. GSA’s Johnson is passionate about teleworking
  16. Care of Gulf War vets gets second look
  17. White House works to change online transactions
  18. Fitzgerald readies the CIO University for the next generation
  19. Census reminds us all to fill out that form
  20. Federal News Radio Reports
  21. OFPP to refine agency-contractor relationship
  22. OPM to submit hiring reform advice to White House next week
  23. Berry lays out priorities in OPM budget
  24. GSA releases FY 2010 per diem rates
  25. OMB shutting down financial systems office
  26. Health care reform and the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program
  27. Obama nomiates three key administrators
  28. OMB outlines shift on FISMA
  29. FOSE 2010: Your benefits and the future of the General Schedule
  30. Care of Gulf War Vets Gets Second Look
  31. OMB’s Zients stakes out acquisition reform plans
  32. OPM’s strategic plan sets roadmap to HR reform
  33. FY 2011 budget work on hold
  34. Coast Guard HQ at St. Elizabeths gets full speed ahead
  35. Senators want to tighten up inherently governmental definition
  36. Mobile apps, TechStat lead OMB’s IT evolution
  37. OMB to give agencies plan to modernize services
  38. Bureau of Labor Statistics responds to federal pay in the media
  39. Administration to set new vision for ID management
  40. Agency cybersecurity reporting to get makeover
  41. GSA reorganizes to better green the government
  42. New standards for federal building security coming
  43. Contractor integrity, performance to face higher level of scrutiny
  44. DHS marks new milestone with St. E’s campus groundbreaking
  45. GSA’s Johnson wants more customer intimacy
  46. OMB’s Kundra stakes out new e-gov approach
  47. What’s next for Open Government Initiative
  48. Congress turns up heat on DoD business systems
  49. OPM culling telework data from snow storms
  50. NMCI to NGEN = 43 months Navy says

Written by cdorobek

April 4, 2010 at 2:30 PM

DorobekINSIDER: Federal News Radio Book Club: Daniel Pink’s Drive — the liner notes

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The Federal News Radio Book Club “meets” this afternoon — and we will be discussing Daniel Pink’s new book Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us.

First, the details:

When: Friday, April 2 at 3p ET
Where: On Federal News Radio 1500 AM’s Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris and on FederalNewsRadio.com
The book: Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink
Book Club participants: In studio, in addition to Amy Morris and myself, will be Daniel Pink, the author of the book, and Tim McManus, vice president for the Partnership for Public Service… and on the phone, Steve Ressler, the founder of GovLoop and co-founder of Young Government Leaders.

Read my notes for the show here.

I have now studied this book — and I hope it will speak to the government market in a few ways.

First — from a capital management perspective, Obama administration and the Office of Personnel Management under director John Berry has been looking at reforming the government’s HR systems. Meanwhile, we have seen scores of stories about pay systems like the Defense Department’s now defunct National Security Personnel System, which sought to build a pay-for-performance kind of system. I think this book offers some unique insights about the issues surround those topics.

First, the Office of Personnel Management is looking at revamping the government’s general schedule system, OPM Director John Berry has said.
Second, the failure of the Defense Department’s National Security Personnel System, a pay-for-performance system. I have been fascinated by NSPS because, it seemed to me, it offered some real learning opportunities for the federal government.

Second, and perhaps more important, Drive really has to do with change. We talk about it all the time — culture change. What motivates people to change how they do what they do? How do you encourage them to get away from the, ‘That’s not the way we do business here.’ The book is about what motivates people to make those changes.

Essentially, the book says that it is time for a new way of looking at motivation. In fact, he argues that most of what we know about motivation just isn’t based on fact or data.

Drive notes that Motivation 1.0 was about survival — you had to kill the lion to eat, and that proved to be a real motivator.
Motivation 2.0 was about carrots and sticks, and it worked well for industrial age functions, but he argues that in the information age, it is time for…
Motivation 3.0… it is more about purpose, mastery and autonomy.

We always look at motivation in terms of carrots and sticks. But Pink argues that the data simply doesn’t back that up. In fact, he says that those kinds of motivators can actually be demotivating.

One of the issues we’ll discuss is the pay issue, because Pink passes over that topic a bit too quickly for my liking. He argues that pay needs to be fair and adequate — people need to be able to survive and thrive — but if that is equalized, it isn’t really about money.

We’ll also talk about Pink’s Drive factors — purpose, mastery and autonomy.

For the first half of the program, Tim McManus, Amy and I will talk to Pink about the concepts in the book. In the second half of the hour, we’ll talk about how they apply to government.

I hope you’ll join us. You can post questions on GovLoop or Facebook… or Tweet me @cdorobek or Amy @AMorris_WFED.

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.

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April 2, 2010 at 1:19 PM

DorobekINSIDER: Most read items for the month of MARCH 2010

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The most read stories for the month of March on the DorobekInsider.com, on the Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris, for Mike Causey, and for FederalNewsRadio.com

…from the DorobekInsider.com

  1. DorobekINSIDER: DOD issues its much anticipated Web 2.0 policy
  2. DorobekINSIDER EXCLUSIVE: GSA’s Jim Williams to retire from government after 30-plus years
  3. DorobekINSIDER: CA CIO Teri Takai to be named DOD CIO
  4. DorobekINSIDER explainer: That Census letter announcing the Census form is coming
  5. DorobekINSIDER: Kronopolus named GSA’s assistant administrator; Lantier takes acting deputy pr
  6. DorobekINSIDER EXCLUSIVE: GSA cancels one cloud RFQ, plans to launch a new cloud RFQ
  7. DorobekINSIDER: WH makes it official: Takai nominated for DOD CIO post
  8. DorobekINSIDER: GSA’s Johnson names Costa as associate administrator
  9. DorobekINSIDER EXCLUSIVE: GSA’s Drabkin to join Northrop
  10. DorobekINSIDER: The Federal News Radio Book Club book announcement: Drive by Daniel H. Pink
  11. DorobekINSIDER: GSA’s Johnson on Williams: ‘I’m sad to see Jim go’
  12. DorobekINSIDER: Disconnecting from the grid with the Blue Footed Booby
  13. DorobekINSIDER: Northrop makes it official: Drabkin is the new director of acquisition policy
  14. DorobekINSIDER: The 2010 Fed 100 Awards Gala: Eagle winners, and I blush
  15. DorobekInsider: OMB hires performance guru Shelley Metzenbaum
  16. DorobekINSIDER: Sen. Brown to be ranking member on contracting oversight subcommittee
  17. DorobekINSIDER: AFCEA Homeland Security Conference panel on cyber-security — the liner notes
  18. DorobekINSIDER: Most read items from Feb. 29-March 6: DOD Web 2.0 policy, USPS reorg, Causey, and fe
  19. DorobekINSIDER: Most read items for the month of FEBRUARY… a snowy month
  20. DorobekINSIDER: Off-topic: Back from a great visit to the Galapagos Islands
  21. DorobekINSIDER: GSA procurement guru Drabkin to retire
  22. DorobekINSIDER: GSA’s Johnson speaks to employees – here is what she said
  23. DorobekINSIDER: Most read items from Feb. 21-27: DOD and Web 2.0, clud, TSP, cloud, and DHS contract
  24. DorobekInsider EXCLUSIVE: NASA scores Gardner as the new Goddard CIO
  25. DorobekINSIDER: Get Federal News Radio on your iPhone
  26. DorobekINSIDER and the 03.05 Federal News Countdown poll: What was the big story of the week?
  27. DorobekInsider EXCLUSIVE: USDA undertakes extensive management reorg – downgrading the CIO, CFO
  28. DorobekInsider: USDA gets approval for employee buy outs from OPM as mega-management reorg continues
  29. DorobekInsider: USDA gets early out approval from OPM as mega-management reorg continues
  30. DorobekInsider: Sen. elect Brown: Feds making 2X the private sector
  31. 2009 Federal 100 Awards Gala… in Barry-vision
  32. DorobekINSIDER: Back to work for feds in DC, OPM defends closure decisions
  33. DorobekINSIDER: Turnbull to be acting Energy CIO; Energy Deputy CIO Staton also retiring
  34. DorobekInsider: GSA’s O’Hare to replace Johnson as ITS Assistant Commissioner
  35. DorobekInsider: More GSA FAS shifts — King to retire, Ghiloni shifts, and FAS SES regional com
  36. DorobekInsider: GSA’s Dorris, Army’s Sorenson, HP’s Hempfield earn AFCEA Bethesda
  37. DorobekINSIDER: Most read items from Feb. 14-20: Snow, Drabkin, and your TSP
  38. DorobekInsider: Changes within the VA IT shop
  39. DorobekInsider: OPM’s Berry reorganizes giving the CIO a more prominent role
  40. The DorobekInsider on DC’s NewsChannel 8 on dashboards — and the Kiviat graph
  41. DorobekINSIDER poll: Did OPM make the right decision to open DC offices on Friday?
  42. DorobekInsider: GSA chief of staff Germain steps down, no replacement named
  43. DorobekINSIDER poll: The Federal News Countdown for Feb. 22 – what’s the big story of the week
  44. Ed DeSeve to join the Obama administration
  45. Another big merger: Deloitte buys struggling BearingPoint
  46. DorobekInsider: BREAKING NEWS — Sens. Collins, McCaskill, Bennett introduce acquisition workforce
  47. DorobekINSIDER: OPM’s Berry: Use flexibilities to deal with snowpoclypse type events
  48. DorobekInsider: UPDATED – Grams to join VA as principal deputy assistant secretary for managem
  49. DorobekINSIDER: Why Brown’s ‘feds make double the private sector’ comparison is no

… from the Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris

  1. OPM Director Berry furious over federal pay editorial
  2. USPS plan would make dramatic changes
  3. TSP participants could soon invest unused annual leave
  4. Feds, on average, earn more than their private sector counterparts
  5. Bill introduced to allow annual leave contributions to TSP
  6. Friday Afternoon Federal Newscast
  7. TSP funds see gains in February
  8. Cybersecurity risks exist when filing income taxes
  9. TSP measures up to private sector funds
  10. Mike Causey talks about what has happened during past furloughs
  11. Independent analysis of federal and private salary data needed
  12. Bill requires all agencies to have COOP/telework plan
  13. Monday Afternoon Federal Newscast
  14. Timeline for TSP’s Roth option discussed
  15. Tuesday Afternoon Federal Newscast
  16. Tips for staying safe at work
  17. Capitol Hill reaction to the DoT furloughs
  18. Southers advises TSA nominee to focus on threats, not unions
  19. Whistleblower bill draws anger, praise from various groups
  20. USAID will crowdsource for ideas on solving world issues
  21. Microsoft moves into federal cloud arena
  22. Thursday Afternoon Federal Newscast
  23. GSA explains decision to withdraw cloud RFQ
  24. Balance needed at agencies between political appointees and career employees
  25. Wednesday Afternoon Federal Newscast
  26. Shame as a motivator at Recovery.gov
  27. GSA’s new FAS commissioner has big shoes to fill
  28. Will House healthcare bill affect the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program?
  29. OPM Director furious over federal pay editorial
  30. Prepare for Public Service Recognition Week
  31. First TSA nominee foresees tough confirmation process
  32. Interoperability efforts need better coordination
  33. Challenge of connecting the dots is nothing new
  34. Use existing tools to comply with Open Government Directive
  35. How the health care law will affect FEHBP participants
  36. Cloud Security Alliance releases new guidance
  37. FOSE 2010: What the future might hold for the General Schedule system
  38. Historic partnership sheds light on Web 2.0 use
  39. Lessons learned, best practices on telework examined after blizzard
  40. D.C. is number one when it comes to cyber crime
  41. Pentagon officials give House BRAC update
  42. Conference brings feds, Silicon Valley together
  43. Wednesday Afternoon Federal Newscast – March 31, 2010
  44. DHS launches challenge on cybersecurity awareness
  45. Cybersecurity bill changes government response to threats
  46. VA issues final rule in Federal Register for VETS GWACs
  47. Is your job in danger of being outsourced?
  48. Study shows lessons learned from military Facebook use
  49. Is balance needed between political appointees and career feds?

…for Mike Causey’s Federal Report

  1. About Those Buyout Rumors…
  2. Health Care Reform & Your FEHBP
  3. Cadillacs, Dependent Kids & the FEHBP
  4. Federal Pay Cut: What A Good Idea!
  5. TSP: Getting Bigger & Better
  6. Federal Pay Fat Cats Stunned
  7. About Those Overpaid Feds
  8. Health Care Reform: Good For The FEHBP?
  9. COLAs, Pay Raises & Powder Room Parity
  10. Year of The TSP Tiger?
  11. Federal Pay/Inflation: Who’s Ahead
  12. Battered Fed Bites Back
  13. Taxing the FEHBP’s Cadillac Plans
  14. How Many 6-Figure Feds Under the TARP?
  15. The Advantage of Cut-Rate Feds
  16. Who’s on FERS?
  17. The March Madness of the TSP
  18. Not Bad for Government Work!
  19. FEHBP: 26 is the New 22
  20. GS 13s in Outer Space: Moon Landing Inside Job
  21. NSPS Winners: The Few, The Proud, The Scared…

… and from FederalNewsRadio.com

  1. Bill calls for feds who owe taxes to be fired
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics responds to federal pay in the media
  3. Postal Service prepares to move to five day delivery
  4. OFPP defines ‘inherently governmental’
  5. OMB shutting down financial systems office
  6. DoT bureaus offer advice to furloughed feds
  7. Hill impasse spells more furloughs for DoT workers
  8. OPM to submit hiring reform advice to White House next week
  9. OPM’s strategic plan sets roadmap to HR reform
  10. House passage of Senate jobs bill would end DoT furloughs
  11. OPM’s Berry considers turning telework on its ear
  12. Northrop Grumman drops out of Air Force tanker competition
  13. DHS may not have the funding to work together
  14. Bill calling for firing of tax delinquent feds pulled
  15. New standards for federal building security coming
  16. White House works to change online transactions
  17. Senators want to tighten up inherently governmental definition
  18. TSP Snapshot: Up with February
  19. BLS responds to federal pay in the media
  20. FY 2011 budget work on hold
  21. NTEU concerned about fed worker safety
  22. House panel learns BRAC is in the home stretch
  23. GSA to unveil database to track vendor misconduct
  24. Transportation Department furloughs end
  25. House passes bill to pay furloughed DoT workers
  26. DHS’s Duke to retire after 28 years in government
  27. Lieberman calls for more staff at OMB
  28. OPM’s Berry touts changes for managers
  29. OMB outlines shift on FISMA
  30. Snowmageddon Telework: an update
  31. NIST sets new security configuration guidelines
  32. National Finance Center defaulting to e-pay stubs
  33. Congress turns up heat on DoD business systems
  34. White House pushing agencies toward better customer service
  35. OMB taking a deeper look at data centers
  36. OPM culling telework data from snow storms
  37. Coast Guard plots steady course on procurement
  38. OMB’s Kundra stakes out new e-gov approach
  39. Berry lays out priorities in OPM budget
  40. OFPP to refine agency-contractor relationship
  41. Federal News Radio Reports
  42. Room for improvement found at DHS S&T
  43. State Dept. to launch internal social site
  44. GSA’s Johnson is passionate about teleworking
  45. E-gov spending to continue declining in 2010
  46. Small business contracting bill brings changes
  47. Accountability? There’s a dashboard for that!
  48. Obama nominates three key administrators
  49. Concern voiced about virtual fence
  50. Lawmakers at odds over punishing tax delinquent feds

Written by cdorobek

April 1, 2010 at 2:40 PM