Agency Oversight

  • DorobekInsider.com: White House nominates Borras as DHS under secretary for management

    The White House today nominated Rafael Borras as Homeland Security Department’s under secretary for management. According to the White House, Borras currently serves as a vie president of construction services for the Mid-Atlantic region for…

  • DorobekInsider.com: Government 2.0 down under — the Australia Gov 2.0 Task Force

    Often, it is so easy to forget that the U.S. government is not alone. I often think the “ahead” or “behind” distinctions are fairly superfluous — different organizations are in different places in their evolutions…

  • Learning how the NTSB works

    The National Transportation Safety Board is currently investigating what caused the Metro crash yesterday. The NTSB is the independent agency that handles all large transportation accidents. Ted Lopatkiewicz is the director of public affairs for…

  • DorobekInsider.com: Senate approves Zients as the new chief performance officer

    The Senate Friday confirmed the nomination of Jeffrey Zients to be the OMB deputy director of management and the Obama administration’s chief performance officer. The Senate Homeland Security Committee had signed off on his nomination…

  • DorobekInsider.com: The Obama transparency initiative – phase III launches today

    The White House today will launch the third and final part of the Obama transparency and openness initiative where the White House CTO’s office will invite the public to “collaborate on crafting constructive proposals to…

  • Battling those who would scam our service members

    The Pentagon wants members of the armed forces victimized by scam artists in these tough times to know that the Federal Trade Commission wants to help. The FTC’s Consumer Sentinel/Military program provides a secure online database where the military can report concerns about identity theft, deceptive lending or mortgage practices. Find a link on http://www.ftc.gov .

  • An “impact player” for the Army

    At the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland, Army Sergeant Gabrielle Martinez is one soldier who ”makes an impact” on nearly everyone she meets. The information systems analyst with the 20th Support Command has helped fine tune the physical fitness program for her unit, and is also a leader of its color guard. In her ’spare time’, she earned a college degree, and is considering Officer Candidate School.

  • Learn how to hire top talent in a timely way

    A lot of young people have shown an interest in working for the federal government — but many are discouraged when they find out how long it can take to get a federal job. The…

  • DorobekInsider: Women In Technology – Government Leaders at the Helm: A New Era — the liner notes

    For the past few days on Federal News Radio 1500 AM’s Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris, we have had an ongoing feature — Women In Government. It has been an opportunity to…

  • Pushing ‘pay-go’ on Capitol Hill

    On Capitol Hill, House Democrats are moving to put into law so-called ‘pay-go’, or pay-as-you-go rules affecting the federal budget. It’s an effort to rein in federal spending, even as the administration sets new records…

  • Human Resources Products & Services Division Office of Personnel Management

    Kay Ely Associate Director Human Resources Products & Services Division Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

    June 22nd and June 24th

  • White House’s Melissa Hathaway outlines goals

    The administration may not have named a cyber czar yet, but when they do, this person will inherit some new initiatives in motion. These include a new national strategy and international collaboration. FederalNewsRadio’s Jason Miller…

  • Changes coming to REAL ID Act

    Changes might be coming to the REAL ID program. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano recently said she plans to scale back portions of the law. Cynthia Wong is the Plesser Fellow at the Center for…

  • A Chinese – U.S. Run In

    A state-run newspaper said Monday that a Chinese submarine’s reported collision last week with an underwater sonar apparatus towed by a U.S. destroyer in the South China Sea was likely an accident. The official China Daily cited Chinese military experts as saying that the submarine’s collision with the sonar array connected to the USS John S. McCain probably occurred due to a misjudgment of distance. No injuries were reported and the extent of damage to the sonar array was not immediately known.