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DorobekInsider: Celebrating a Happy (Fiscal) New Year with GovLoop

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GovLoop and GovDelivery, fresh off their new partnership, had a party — to celebrate that collaboration, but it was also a Happy Fiscal 2010 New Year Party at Current in Washington, DC.

Some of the buzz items at the event:

* The future of Intellipedia: We’ve been telling you about the decision by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to shut down one part of the Intellipedia suite of collaboration tools. It’s important to remember that the crowd that comes to a GovLoop party is more of a gov 2.0 crowd. That being said, it is also a younger group — and they are collaborators. And they are passionate about the mission of government. They are, by and large, the kind of people the government wants to hire — and keep. Despite reassurances by ODNI officials that they will replace the uGov e-mail system with something else, there is a lot of suspicion. In the end, e-mail is a 1990s technology and is not really a collaborative technology. But there is great concern about what this will mean for the rest of the Intellipedia suite of collaborative tools. But people believe that this has a significant impact on what other agencies will do.

* Collaborating around Buying — specifically, A group of folks — GSA and the National Academy of Public Administration — are working on improving the acquisition process… even the crowdsourcing of an acquisition. It is a great idea and a marvelous attempt at trying something new and different. The official announcement of the program will come later this month at ACT/IAC’s Executive Leadership Conference… and we hope to have GSA’s Mary Davie on Federal News Radio 1500 AM’s Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris with a preview in the coming days.

Meanwhile, some photos of the event…

GovLoop’s Ressler with Deloitte’s Rachel Azaroff… Azaroff was one of FCW’s interns when I was editor in chief. One of my goals with interns was to give them something they could have as a “clip” when they went out into the “real” world — and Azaroff was there when FCW launched the Rising Star awards program. So… for the Rising Star issue, I asked a young person to write a story about the challenges facing young feds. The headline, Hire me, already: New recruits say government work is a good gig — and as rewarding as ever — but getting a foot in the door can be a drag, and the story is probably just as apt today as it was back in 2006 when the story was written. I also asked her to write a “comment” piece based on what she had learned:

Azaroff: Forget MySpace. It’s time for FedSpace [Federal Computer Week, Oct, 9, 2006]
Twenty-somethings could make e-government and other cross-agency initiatives happen

You’ll notice that Ressler was going incognito…

And, of course, the DorobekInsider was there too (photo courtesy of Kathleen Smith of See more of her photos from the event here.)

Happy Fiscal 2010

Happy Fiscal 2010

In fact TechBisnow was able to grab a photo that I did not — GovLoop’s Ressler and GovDelivery’s Burns.

And, by the way, yes — Federal News Radio 1500 AM was a sponsor.

Written by cdorobek

October 11, 2009 at 10:18 PM

DorobekInsider: What you read for the first full week of October 2009

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What you read for the first full week of October 2009 on the… the Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris… and


  1. DorobekInsider: ODNI response to its decision to shut down Intellipedia’s uGov Web based e-mai
  2. DorobekInsider: Changes within the VA IT shop
  3. DorobekInsider: One part of the intel collaboration suite gets nixed, sparking protests — and
  4. DorobekInsider: Former USDA CIO Chistopherson lands at SAP, former Food and Drug acting CIO Chapman
  5. DorobekInsider: And it’s official — Gordon nominated to OFPP post
  6. DorobekInsider: GovLoop graduates finding a great new home with GovDelivery — what will it mea
  7. DorobekInsider: The hottest ticket in town — Roger Baker speaking at Input
  8. DorobekInsider: Tracking the Gordon OFPP announcement — how soon is soon?
  9. DorobekInsider: What you read for the last week of September 2009 on the DorobekInsider, Daily Debri
  10. DorobekInsider: OMB hires performance guru Shelley Metzenbaum
  11. DorobekInsider: Judging DC’s funniest celebrity… and the winner is…
  12. DorobekInsider: Obama expected to nominate GAO’s Gordon to OFPP post — soon
  13. DorobekInsider: The era of social media is over – long live collaboration tools
  14. DorobekInsider: The buzz of federal government IT: Two scorching IG report on VA IT… sex, lie
  15. DorobekInsider: CGI Federal scores a coup hiring former EPA CIO Molly O’Neill

What you read from the Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris

  1. Postal Service announces final list of closures
  2. Wednesday Afternoon Federal Newscast
  3. Tuesday Afternoon Federal Newscast
  4. Analysis: GAO’s Dan Gordon nominated as OFPP Administrator
  5. The Daily Debrief Reports: partners with Thrift Savings Plan to help troops save f
  6. Federal Register now available in XML
  7. Wikipedia co-founder talks about dealing with Web 2.0 pitfalls
  8. Daily Debrief Reports: No required minimum distributions for your TSP in 2010?
  9. DoD will hire thousands of new workers
  10. Hughes partners with agencies to increase teleworking feds
  11. New standards for Section 508 compliance are coming
  12. Your Turn preview: LTC insurance update
  13. GAO asks To Insource, or Outsource?
  14. Deloitte’s Tom Davis gives analysis on OFPP Administrator nominee
  15. GSA prepares for 2009 IDEAS Conference
  16. GAO asks to insource or outsource?
  17. Defense Information Systems Agency rolls out its Rapid Access Computing Environment
  18. Smithsonian offers buyouts to over 6,000 as part of new strategic plan
  19. Microsoft Federal focuses on options in the cloud
  20. Nortel Government Solutions, Avaya sign agreement
  21. New OMB memo talks about management priorities
  22. DISA plans to present best practice list at 2009 Service Management Conference & Expo
  23. The Daily Debrief Reports: and your Thrift Savings Plan
  24. NIST issues guidelines on new mobile biometric devices
  25. Gov. Kaine gives his reaction to BRAC extension
  26. The Daily Debrief Reports: and the Thrift Savings Plan
  27. A sneak peak at DoD’s Web 2.0 policy with Bob Brewin
  28. Analysis on OFPP Administrator nomination from Rob Burton
  29. International Spy Museum celebrates National Cybersecurity Month
  30. Competition causing conundrums in the federal marketplace; FAIR Institute to release new report
  31. FEHBP participants should plan to pay more in 2010
  32. What happened at the Excellence in Government Conference today
  33. VA hits play button on several projects
  34. Monday Afternoon Federal Newscast
  35. Navy CIO Carey discusses recently issued Web 2.0 guidance
  36. Partnership for Public Service gets word out about ‘social capitalism”
  37. Two top feds say it might be time for a change in telework policy
  38. GSA to award contract to address acquisition system issues
  39. GAO report cites problems with insourcing at some agencies
  40. assists agencies in moving to the cloud
  41. Section: Daily Debrief Blogs
  42. FAIR Institute releases report on insourcing
  43. Former FCC Chairman Powell on the role of government and getting information in the digital age
  44. Ask the CIO preview: Office of Justice Programs has more grant money
  45. CMAP: A new leadership program designed for you
  46. Thursday Afternoon Federal Newscast
  47. ICANN, Dept. of Commerce sign historic agreement
  48. TSA employees closer to collective bargaining
  49. Still looking for a job in Federal IT…PPS wants to help

And what you read on

  1. NSPS one step closer to ending; FERS ‘flu’ might be cured
  2. NSPS another step closer to ending; FERS ‘flu’ cure a “done deal”
  3. USPS’ Potter urges ‘public dialogue’ on future of Postal Service
  4. Feds’ FEHBP no longer in danger; Congress, staffers still affected under Grassley plan
  5. International Spy Museum offers grim, sobering warning on cybersecurity
  6. Program launched to help recruit 11,000 new federal IT workers
  7. OPM gives employees opportunity to change long term care program
  8. GAO finds civilian agencies slow to insource jobs
  9. White House makes push for agencies, contractors to hire people with disabilities
  10. Postal Service one step closer to shutting hundreds of branches
  11. GSA to reveal plans, update on new DHS headquarters project
  12. Veterans Affairs restarts some of its suspended projects
  13. EPA awards 7 vendors spot on $955 million contract
  14. OMB details approach to program evaluations
  15. Federal Register XML format will increase usability, accessibility and save money
  16. Merit Systems Protection Board document to help federal managers deal with poor performers
  17. Chopra, Kundra speak out on technology and government
  18. Senate Census panel asks tough questions about 2010 count
  19. White House cuts federal pay raise
  20. CIO Council taskforce to change security metrics
  21. Should the Marines set up a cyber command?
  22. GPO and Dept. of Energy take going green to the next level
  23. DHS gets green light to hire 1,000 ‘cyberspecialists’
  24. OPM wants to know agencies’ plans to hire presidential fellows
  25. Federal News Radio Reports
  26. FBI takes to planes in global fight against cybercrime
  27. FTC unveils stricter guidelines for bloggers
  28. Chopra, Kundra speak out on technology and governmnt
  29. OPM no longer to project federal retirements
  30. OFPP asks for consolidated report on procurement data
  31. DoD makes NSPS pay raise equal to GS employees
  32. Universities lead technological innovation but is the government following?
  33. NSPS remains on life support
  34. DHS extends states’ deadline to request more time to meet REAL ID
  35. OMB’s new performance framework to combine the best of the past
  36. Exclusive Preview of Top 20 Federal Contract Opportunities
  37. USPS has latest list of possible closures
  38. Feds to pay more for health care under FEHBP
  39. Causey: Federal Health Employee Benefit Plan amendment not likely to pass
  40. Feds submit more than 10,000 ideas to OMB in effort to SAVE money
  41. GSA releases FY 2010 per diem rates
  42. Senate committee increases civilian pay raise to 2.9 percent for 2010
  43. Military talks about interagency collaboration in war zones
  44. The end for NSPS?
  45. Troubled federal procurement data systems to get facelift
  46. DHS concludes public phase of quadrennial review
  47. USGS mobilizes Web 2.0 to better understand natural disasters
  48. TSA picks CSC to run its technology infrastructure
  49. DHS marks new milestone with St. E’s campus groundbreaking
  50. Short time deadline looms for federal Long Term Care

Written by cdorobek

October 11, 2009 at 5:38 PM