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I know you will join me in welcoming Michele and Tim Young’s second child: Liam Patrick Young.

Liam was born early Friday — a very healthy 8lbs 4oz and 19.25″ (My hasn’t Reagan grown since she was born.)

Young reports on his Facebook page that the family is doing well.

Tim Young, of course, was formerly OMB’s deputy administrator for e-government and IT. He is now at Deloitte.


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June 14, 2009 at 10:24 PM

Posted in Circuit, community Most read items for the second week of June 2009

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For the second week of June 2009 for the, Federal News Radio 1500 AM’s Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris… and some of my favorite items from the week…


  1. GSA names Danielle Germain as chief of staff
  2. Most read items for the first week of June
  3. Friday’s Federal News Radio Book Club – Fired Up or Burned Out &ndas
  4. DorobekInsider: The benefits of the federal IT “dashboard” – and the liner notes for NewsChannel 8 [See the video of the NewsChannel 8 discussion about dashboards hereThat post also contains the Kiviat Graph — a dashboard circa 1973.]
  5. ConnellyWorks scores a coup hiring ACT/IAC’s Kelly Olson
  6. Remembering Officer Stephen Tyrone Johns
  7. Ed DeSeve to join the Obama administration
  8. Management of Change panel: The changing role of the CIO – the liner notes
  9. on DC’s NewsChannel 8 on dashboards — and the Kiviat graph
  10. DorobekInsider: June’s Federal News Radio Book Club book — Fired Up or Burned Out
  11. Congratulations on the wedding of Bob Suda and Joanne Connelly
  12. The new TSA CIO — Emma Garrison-Alexander
  13. Kundra clears up the ‘go around the CIO’ controversy
  14. Congratulations on the wedding of Bob Suda and Joanne Connelly
  15. Twitter #followfriday — the @fednewsradio edition
  16. Martha Johnson to be nominated as GSA administrator soon — maybe today
  17. Federal News Radio 1500 AM’s Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris
  18. Hear the July 2009 Federal News Radio Book Club meeting – Fired Up or Burn
  19. Steve Ressler — GovLoop’s 10K man… and counting
  20. The DorobekInsider reader: Obama cyber policy review
  21. The DorobekInsider reader: Transparency, openness and
  22. GSA’s Dorris, Army’s Sorenson, HP’s Hempfield earn AFCEA Bethesda
  23. Former GSAer John C. Johnson wins ACT/IAC’s 2009 Franke award

The most read items on Federal News Radio 1500 AM’s Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris:

  1. Your TSP: Changes coming tomorrow?
  2. Senate takes up TSP changes in bill
  3. Daily Debrief EXTRA: “Special Agent” Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., honored by FBI
  4. Why you should watch Capitol Hill
  5. Ask the CIO preview: USAID
  6. Meet the Innovators: Clay Shirky
  7. What’s going on at the GSA Expo? with GSA Deputy Administrator Barny Brasseux
  8. No cure for FERS flu?
  9. Fedarra hopes to help agencies make sense of
  10. TSP changes coming soon
  11. Dashboards: coming soon to an agency near you?
  12. Pentagon employees’ travel arrangements raises eyebrows
  13. Remembering Stephen Johns, Holocaust Museum security guard
  14. Sunlight Foundation: SCOTUS Web site in need of an upgrade
  15. Your TSP: Big changes coming
  16. Defense Secretary faces challenges with acquisitions process
  17. FAIR Institute releases report on insourcing
  18. No COLA for federal retirees?
  19. DIA issues billion dollar tech services contract
  20. Former CIA official withdraws from DHS position
  21. Virtual World Technology: coming soon to an agency near you?
  22. Congresswoman: DHS’s NPPD deserves recognition
  23. Federal CIO Kundra’s new approach to IT oversight
  24. FDA’s Transparency Task Force
  25. Women in Government: Angela Dingle [Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of conversations on the Daily Debrief about women in government. On Thursday evening, June 18, the group Women in Technology will be holding “Government Leaders at the Helm”. The panel features NASA Goddard CIO Linda Cureton and GSA chief financial officer Kathleen Turco, among others. And it will be moderated by FederalNewsRadio program director Lisa Wolfe. More information about the WIT event here.]
  26. Partnership for Public Service on pilot program FedExperience
  27. INPUT: improvements needed when it comes to stimulus spending
  28. An explanation of those buzz words: ‘business intelligence’
  29. Web 2.0: An issue for the Department of Defense?

The CJD favorites of the week:

It was a somewhat unusual week. That being said, I was just fascinated by our Meet the Innovators conversation with Clay Shirky, the author of Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations and one of the real Web 2.0 gurus out there. The conversation ended up being so good that we decided to break it into two sections. Part two will air June 15 on the Daily Debrief. But you can here part one here:

The the coming weeks in our Meet the Innovator series, we will be talking to Vint Cerf, the person most generally known as the father of the Internet and currently Google’s chief Internet evangelist.

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June 14, 2009 at 6:19 PM Jerry Williams to take the HUD CIO helm

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I tweeted it last night, but… Government IT veteran Jerry Williams will soon be named as the new CIO at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, insiders are saying. Expect an official announcement as soon as this week.

Williams currently is the deputy CIO at the Interior Department. Previously he served as part of the senior IT management team at the Agriculture Department and the Small Business Administration.

He fills the post that was vacated by Lisa Schlosser, who left HUD in December for the Environmental Protection Agency.

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June 14, 2009 at 8:57 AM