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  • 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.

  • Web 2.0 technologies during emergencies

    June 16th, 2009

    Listen to this week’s show to hear discussion topics including:

    Web 2.0 technologies during emergencies

    The ”we,” rather than the ”me” during emergencies

    Real life web 2.0 success stories during emergencies

  • DorobekInsider.com: Hear the July 2009 Federal News Radio Book Club meeting – Fired Up or Burned Out

    Today was the fourth “meeting” of the Federal News Radio Book Club on Federal News Radio 1500 AM’s In Depth with Francis Rose program where we discussed Fired Up or Burned Out: How to reignite…

  • Graduation time at Fort McNair!

    Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, used graduation ceremonies at the National Defense University for a lesson on leadership. Speaking to graduating senior military officials, Mullen says commanders, senior enlisted service members, and junior officers all need different kinds of leadership. Mullen adds that commanders must realize the toll that wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have had on troops and their families. I’m Max Cacas.

  • Affirmative on Facebook!

    The Army has ordered its network managers to give soldiers access to social networking sites like Flickr, Twitter and yes, Facebook. The blog Danger Room says the move reverses years of blocking web 2-point-0 sites on military networks. Army public affairs has used social networking to share good stories about the work of its soldiers. Danger Room says the order does not include sites like MySpace, YouTube and Pandora. I’m Max Cacas.

  • GAO on VA’s ‘enhanced use leases’

    The Government Accountability Office was tasked with checking on the use of ‘enhanced use leases’ by the Department of Veterans Affairs. This is one way VA manages its ‘real property’ portfolio. We talked about it…

  • Va. Congressman on pay-for-performance

    Virginia Congressman Gerry Connolly believes OPM director John Berry doesn’t have to go far to learn some important lessons about implementing pay-for-performance. The first-term Democrat says when he was chairman of the Fairfax County Board…

  • The DorobekInsider on DC’s NewsChannel 8 on dashboards — and the Kiviat graph

    I mentioned that I was going to be on DC’s NewsChannel 8’s Federal News Tonight last night — talking dashboards, no less. (To be honest, I was a bit concerned the topic was a bit…

  • Changes at the EPA

    In recent months, President Obama and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson have reversed course and changed the process by which science becomes part of public policy decisions on the environment. A Senate committee invited Jackson to…

  • DorobekInsider: The benefits of the federal IT “dashboard” – and the liner notes for DC’s NewsChannel 8

    I’ll be on DC’s NewsChannel 8 in the 7:30p ET half-hour — their Federal News Tonight program — and I’ll be talking about dashboards. Some of the issues we’ll be covering: * What is a…

  • Hearing nominations for vacant Treasury posts

    Although the President’s cabinet team is in place, a number of important positions are still waiting to be filled. The Treasury Department is one agency with high-level positions still vacant. This week the Senate Finance…

  • deSeve speaks at AGA event

    The bookkeeping angle of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was the subject of a meeting of the Association of Government Accountants. Ed deSeve holds the multiple titles of Special Advisor to the President; Assistant…