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  • The DorobekInsider transparency, openness and data.gov reader

    Significant milestones for the Obama transparency initiative. And a lot of good stuff out there to read about it. The DorobekInsider “reader” series try to pull the best of those links together in one place.…

  • New law: guns allowed in National Parks

    A new law allows people to carry rifles, handguns and assault weapons into National Parks, as along as it is consistent with state laws. Lawmakers who backed the bill say it defends the Second Amendment.…

  • DorobekInsider: Data.gov goes live

    Very quickly, federal CIO Vivek Kundra has managed to get Data.gov up — it launched today. I have just started looking at it, but… here is what they say about it themselves… Welcome to Data.gov…

  • DorobekInsider: The Obama transparency initiative, part II — seeking your ideas

    The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy today posted what amounts to phase two of the Obama administration’s transparency initiative — essentially asking you for your ideas. The White House is creating a…

  • DorobekInsider: The ACT/IAC 30/20 year celebration

    The American Council on Technology and the Industry Advisory Council celebrated 30- and 20-years, respectively, tonight. Held at the atrium of the Ronald Regan building, some 500 people gathered to celebrate the concept that started…

  • Best federal agencies to work for

    The long awaited Best Places to Work list is out. The Partnership for Public Service compiled the rankings from the Office of Personnel Management’s personnel survey. The list evaluates how well employees are satisfied with…

  • DorobekInsider: What govt person made Fast Company’s 100 most creative in biz list? Anyone?

    So who in government would make a list of the 100 most creative people in business? Fast Company magazine has compiled their list — And yes, a government person did make the list… there at…

  • Secy Chu testifies about FY2010 budge request

    The latest agency head to go to Capitol Hill to talk about the budget for FY2010 is Energy Secretary Steven Chu. He went before the Senate Appropriations Energy Subcommittee today to answer questions about shifts…

  • Md Secy of Transportation heads to Obama Admin.

    By Amy Morris Executive Editor FederalNewsRadio Maryland’s Secretary of Transportation John Porcari is leaving that position to join the Obama Administration. Pocari is President Obama’s choice for Deputy Secretary of the Department of Transportation. He…

  • NCPA on paying for health reform

    The Senate Finance Committee is considering ways to pay for health reform. Yesterday, senators released a list of tax hikes such as cutting back on flexible spending accounts or taxing alcoholic beverages. We are joined…

  • DorobekInsider: Baker is now officially the new VA CIO

    The Department of Veterans Affairs officially has a new chief information officer. Roger Baker, formerly the Commerce Department CIO, was confirmed by the Senate Monday. Baker’s formal title is Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology.…

  • Keeping FEMA in the DHS family

    With a response that took less than a minute, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano seemingly put to rest a debate that has been lingering in Washington for years. She told House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie…

  • Census nominee vows to eliminate politics from 2010 count

    The President’s nominee to become Census Bureau Director has made some noteworthy promises, and he’s not even confirmed yet. Amid concerns about politicization of the 2010 census, Dr. Robert Groves says if he’s pressured to…

  • Healing the unseen wounds.

    When a National Guardsman returns from a deployment. its sometimes easy to deal with physical wounds. But what about traumatic brain injury, or post-traumatic stress disorder? To combat that, the Army has come up with FID-RAH…or the post-deployment health reassessment, for soldiers coming home. Its designed to catch combat-related health problems before they get home, and get the help they need. I’m Max Cacas.