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  • Changing the way war fighters are educated

    The changing face of war is changing the way war fighters are educated to prepare for war. The House Armed Services Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee held a hearing called Another Crossroads? Professional Military Education Twenty…

  • Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation scrutinized

    Allegations of contracting misconduct, a former agency head pleads the Fifth, and the possibility of another bailout. The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation is under the microscope in the Senate Aging Committee. Last week the committee…

  • SAMMIES Tracker: nominee working to end tax fraud

    The IRS continues to work to stamp out the use of offshore accounts to commit tax fraud. The problem has been around for years, but one man’s efforts — along with his team — have…

  • Ask the CHCO: Social Security Administration

    Dr. Reginald Wells Deputy Commissioner for Human Resources May 27, 2009

  • DorobekInsider: June’s Federal News Radio Book Club book — Fired Up or Burned Out

    I am happy to announce the next selection for the Federal News Radio Book Club selection — the book is Fired Up or Burned Out: How to reignite your team’s passion, creativity, and productivity by…

  • Foiled

    We’re learning more about the plot to blow up a synagogue in New York and shoot down military planes in the same area. The men allegedly began their plot in 2008 and were discovered by authorities when they recruited an undercover informant operating out of a mosque into their group. The informant allowed law enforcement agencies to monitor the group’s activities, and gave the men inert plastic explosives and an inoperable FIM-92 ”Stinger” missile two weeks ago.

  • 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…