Agency Oversight

  • Analysis: Justice Department releases memos

    As FederalNewsRadio has been telling you, documents from the Justice Department have been released detailing certain interrogation techniques used on prisoners by the CIA. The papers offer the fullest account to date of Bush administration…

  • Tackling the immigration issue through policy changes

    Many think the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986 is deeply flawed and politicians have been struggling for years to come up with a comprehensive plan on immigration. President Barack Obama is trying…

  • DorobekInsider.com: The Federal News Radio Book Club — Grown Up Digital by Don Tapscott

    The third episode of the Federal News Radio Book Club is coming up on Friday, April 17 at 2p on Federal News Radio 1500 AM’s In Depth with Francis Rose . The third book is…

  • Looking at Financial Data and Performance

    Exploring the marriage of financial data and measuring performance in the federal government space. Federal News Radio’s Max Cacas joins us live.

  • N.A.A.C.P. 100 Year Celebration

    April 16th, 2009

    Mr. J. David Reeves, Blacks In Government National President, welcomed the Hon. Marvin L. ”Doc” Cheatham, Sr. N. A. A. C. P, Baltimore City Branch President as the guest.

  • DorobekInsider: Transparency and stimulus – this stuff simply isn’t easy, but it could be powerful

    I had the opportunity to attend a fascinating session Wednesday focusing on transparency and, specifically, the stimulus package — creatively titled “Transparency as a Management Tool.” The session was hosted by the CGI Initiative for…

  • Agencies must deal with Recovery Act stress

    OMB developing data standards to reduce strain on governmentwide systems

  • Analysis: New Border Czar

    Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has named Alan Bersin to lead efforts to end illegal immigration from Mexico and end drug violence along the border. With analysis on this appointment is Stewart Verdery,…

  • How the EPA Will Spend Its Stimulus

    The Environmental Protection Agency has more than $7 billion in recovery act funding to award and track. And while they may be on the low end compared to other agencies, EPA must comply with the…

  • Putting Themselves to the Test

    This week, the U.S. Army North is preparing for the worst, at least as far as hurricanes are concerned. Ft. Belvior is hosting a step-by-step hurricane response drill this month that will bring together a…

  • Helping the FHA

    The Federal Housing Authority needs help. That’s according to Shaun Donovan, Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. He recently told a Senate appropriations subcommittee that FHA needs additional resources so it can…

  • The Stevens Standard Brings Accountability to Federal Prosecutors

    Long-overdue, corrective action for prosecutorial misconduct is finally happening. Federal judges are getting tough with the Justice Department’s sloppy and, oftentimes, vindictive prosecutions. Judge Emmet Sullivan, who presided over the government’s botched persecution of former…

  • From educator to Marine

    It’s not uncommon to hear of fathers and sons, and even mothers and daughters serving together in the war. Now, a high school principal is serving with some of the students he once taught and…

  • Waiting for Change

    President Obama’s promise for change has attracted many people to work for his administration. But it’s taking longer for many to live out their dream because of a high number of applicants and vacancies in…