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  • Quadrennial Defense Review

    Every four years, the Pentagon is tasked to produce a Quadrennial Defense Review. A big component of the forthcoming review will be the disposition of US forces overseas. The Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs…

  • DorobekInsider: GSA names Danielle Germain as chief of staff

    The General Services Administration has named Danielle Germain as the agency’s chief of staff, replacing Cathleen C. Kronopolus, who has been acting chief of staff since January. Most recently, Germain worked at the National Academy…

  • Former CIA official withdraws from DHS position

    Former CIA official Philip Mudd withdrew his name from consideration for the job of intelligence chief at the Department of Homeland Security. Mudd was President Obama’s nominee but decided to drop because senators in his…

  • DorobekInsider.com: Friday’s Federal News Radio Book Club – Fired Up or Burned Out – the liner notes

    Shockingly enough, the Federal News Radio Book Club “meeting” is coming up this Friday at 2p ET on Federal News Radio 1500 AM’s In Depth with Francis Rose – and, of course, on FederalNewsRadio.com. The…

  • DorobekInsider.com: Friday’s Federal News Radio Book Club – Fired Up or Burned Out

    Shockingly enough, the Federal News Radio Book Club “meeting” is coming up this Friday at 2p ET on Federal News Radio 1500 AM’s In Depth with Francis Rose – and, of course, on FederalNewsRadio.com. The…

  • An explanation of those buzz words: ‘business intelligence’

    Business intelligence — it is one of the buzz words that floats around these days. But what is it anyway? Bob Ghafouri is president and chief executive of Cadence Quest, and we asked him to…

  • Partnership for Public Service on pilot program FedExperience

    FedExperience launched last fall. It is a pilot project with the Department of Treasury, which is designed to help the federal government develop models to bring experienced talent into public service. Tim McManus is the…

  • Making DoD acquisition work better

    A series of hearings hosted by the Defense Acquisition Panel of the House Armed Services Committee is looking at making the acquisition process work better. Wednesday’s hearing was titled Coordinating Requirements, Budgets, and Acquisition: How…

  • USO in a Box

    Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Shank in Afghanistan recently became the first to experience a new portable recreation center contained in a metal box. It holds a big screen TV, telephones for calls back home, two computers for e-mail access, and three video game consoles. Eventually, ten of the units will be sent to Afghanistan, and ten more to Iraq. Soldiers who have used them call them a ”little piece of home.” I’m Max Cacas

  • Nomination hearing for Martha Johnson

    Questions for the nominee to head the General Services Administration, former GSA Chief of Staff Martha Johnson, ranged from surplus properties to the Networx contract. She answered questions from the members of the Senate Homeland…

  • Nomination hearing for Rand Beers

    Cybersecurity, personnel, and contracting issues punctuated the confirmation hearing of Rand Beers to become Under Secretary for National Protection and Programs at the Department of Homeland Security. His nomination hearing was Tuesday afternoon, in the…

  • Teufel talks privacy policies and governance

    The emphasis on transparency is creating a convergence of privacy, security, and transparency policy. Former DHS Chief Privacy Officer Hugo Teufel told me about sorting out the three challenges, and striking the right balance among…

  • Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra talks with WFED

    FederalNewsRadio’s Jason Miller snagged the first interview with new federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra since Mr. Chopra was confirmed to his position. The interview took place at the Management of Change conference in Norfolk…

  • President nominates new Army Secretary

    Today, President Barack Obama nominated Republican Congressman John McHugh to be the services’ next secretary. McHugh is also the ranking member on the House and Services Committee. The President is looking to McHugh to lead…