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The DorobekInsider on Gov 2.0 Radio podcast Sunday – the liner notes

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Yes, I have a four-hour radio program on Federal News Radio 1500 AM each day, you may have heard — Federal News Radio 1500 AM’s Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris, which airs from 3-7p ET weekdays. But on Sunday evening, the DorobekInsider will be on the Gov 2.0 Radio podcast series.

The program will be on Sunday, January 17 at 9p ET LIVE. Listen online at

The program is hosted by…

* Adriel Hampton, producer and co-founder of Gov 2.0 Radio, is a Gov 2.0 and new media strategist, public servant and blogger
* Steve Ressler, is Founder and President of, the “Facebook for Government” which connects and fosters collaboration among over 23,500 members of the government community

It also generally features Steve Lunceford, a strategic communications professional and founder of, the world’s largest directory of government on Twitter, but I believe Lunceford will be out of town this Sunday. So the guest host, I just learned, will be Luke Fretwell of GovFresh.

People are invited to call in during the second part of the show, so… I hope you’ll call in.

The program is fairly loose, so… we have a wide range of areas we can cover. Suggestions welcome… here… via Twitter… via Facebook

Here are the topics that the hosts said they would like to cover:

  • Ressler: Since Gov 2.0 radio, will be interested in your take on Gov 2.0, Open gov directive and movement, and any thoughts on implementing big directives (something I’m particularly interested in).
  • Fretwell: I’m interested in hearing your thoughts on the culture change in government around tech. How has it evolved? Has it? What’s the state of tech culture in government, especially around social, open source.
  • Hampton: I second Steve in wanting to get your thoughts on implementation of big picture reforms, and want to bounce around the idea of how much overlap there is between “social media” and “Gov 2.0,” and perhaps “how much overlap should there be?” Also, is this idea of government as a platform and how that fits in with the history and promise of egov. I’d like to play a little off of an interesting conversation I had with the SF CIO about whether the energy around Gov 2.0 can help revitalize some of customer-centric vision of egov.
  • Lunceford: I’d also like if Chris could address the vertical media/media covering government/gov contracting and how the social revolution is/has changed. I still read the traditional fed/govt verticals that I did 10 years ago, but haven’t picked up a hard copy in quite some time – can 1105/GovExec and the like survive this new model? And how about Federal News Radio 1500 AM? The station brought on lots of experienced talent a while back (Chris, Jason, etc) and have totally redesigned web; is the online cutting/hosting/sharing of stories as important or more-so than the actual live/on-air shows?

It should be fun… LIVE tonight at 9p ET on

Written by cdorobek

January 17, 2010 at 2:12 PM

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DorobekInsider: Most read for January 10-16, 2010 – Germain, TSP, and Causey

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The most read stories from the week of January 10-16, 2010… on the, on the Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris, for Mike Causey, and for…

…from the

  1. DorobekInsider: GSA chief of staff Germain steps down, no replacement named
  2. DorobekInsider: Germain to lead NAPA’s Collaboration Project, while NAPA’s Munz joins GSA
  3. DorobekInsider poll: What gov buzzwords should be retired in 2010?
  4. DorobekInsider: Kempf named deputy for GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service
  5. DorobekInsider: What you read Jan. 3-9 on the DorobekInsider, Daily Debrief, and
  6. DorobekInsider: White House names Leeds as GSA’s new acting administrator
  7. DorobekInsider: Welcome 2010 – what you may have missed while we were away
  8. DorobekInsider: OMB hires performance guru Shelley Metzenbaum
  9. DorobekInsider: My “dinner” with the President
  10. DorobekInsider: Meet “the good bureaucrat” — Dwight Ink
  11. DorobekInsider: What you read in December 2009 on the DorobekInsider, Daily Debrief, Causey, and Fed
  12. DorobekInsider: What you read in 2009…. on the DorobekInsider
  13. DorobekInsider EXCLUSIVE: USDA undertakes extensive management reorg – downgrading the CIO, CF
  14. DorobekInsider: What’s the deal with GSA administrator nominee Johnson? The Kansas City Star f
  15. DorobekInsider: USDA gets approval for employee buy outs from OPM as mega-management reorg continues
  16. DorobekInsider: What are the top government stories of the week?

from the Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris

  1. Now a good time to review where your money is in the TSP
  2. OPM prepares for relaunch of
  3. Your Turn preview: How big is your TSP?
  4. All TSP funds see gains in 2009
  5. The best and worst jobs of 2010
  6. Conficker worm alive and well
  7. How to be a ‘good bureaucrat’ — see photos of Dwight Ink with presidents through the years on the DorobekInsider
  8. Federal agencies face challenges responding to Haitian earthquake
  9. NARA talks about lessons learned from lost PII incident
  10. TSP Snapshot: Your money is working hard for you
  11. Monday Afternoon Federal Newscast
  12. GAO: DoD needs to improve fiscal management
  13. FCC launches Reboot to create 2.0 Web site
  14. Report suggests mentality on information sharing should change
  15. Agencies look at lessons learned from H1N1 employee absences in 2008
  16. Friday Afternoon Federal Newscast
  17. Wednesday Afternoon Federal Newscast
  18. How a proper risk management plan could help your agency
  19. How Web 2.0 tools help victims of Hatian quake
  20. New app from Sunlight Foundation tracks Congress for you
  21. U.S. needs plan for state-sponsored cyberattacks
  22. What the Pentagon really fears when it comes to cybersecurity
  23. China’s most popular search engine targeted
  24. TSP funds see slow but steady gains in 2009
  25. Examining a controversial BRAC project in Va.
  26. GSA’s lack of leadership frustrating many
  27. NARA recently featured on Jeopardy!
  28. Cyber Maryland Summit held at NIST
  29. Will GSA administrator nominee Martha Johnson ever be confirmed?
  30. Bonasaro hints Senior Executive Service might be in trouble
  31. Gathering resources, lessons learned to prevent troop suicides
  32. Stories of the Decade: TSP sees many positive changes
  33. Report suggests mentality on infomation sharing should change
  34. Update: TSP’s Roth option
  35. Senior Medicare Patrol works to prevent Medicare fraud
  36. Daily Debrief Reports: No required minimum distributions for your TSP in 2010?
  37. TSP’s Trabucco: Thrift Savings Plan posts strong results in November
  38. Participants borrow less from their TSP accounts
  39. GSA’s Tyree Varnado reflects on 39 years of government service
  40. Pentagon working to deal with drone data
  41. Australia says Gov 2.0 Taskforce a success, shares best practices
  42. Obama: Current approach to technology unacceptable
  43. Stories of the Decade: Information sharing and cybersecurity
  44. USAF CIO: cyber command and nuclear command decisions weren’t related
  45. Will House healthcare bill affect the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program?
  46. Friday Fun Day
  47. Tuesday Afternoon Federal Newscast
  48. Nortel Government Solutions is now Avaya Government Solutions
  49. What 2010 might bring: A Your Turn preview

…for Mike Causey’s Federal Report

  1. 2011 Pay Raise Poker Chip
  2. TSP Balances: Size Counts
  3. Retirees $250 Tax Credit
  4. Super Investment for Office Elders
  5. Health Care Reform: Include Me Out!
  6. The Perils of 2010
  7. Your 2010 Lucky Numbers
  8. Big Career Changes Coming at You
  9. Annual/Sick Leave Into TSP Dollars?
  10. Your Investments: Are We There Yet?

… and from

  1. Problems Accessing Content
  2. TSP Snapshot: Your money, working hard
  3. OMB investigated for intimidating OPM
  4. Work on Army BRAC project proceeds, despite local concerns
  5. OMB to give agencies plan to modernize services
  6. Agency Instability: GSA begins to feel toll of not having permanent leader
  7. CyberMaryland seeks federal jobs from cybersecurity push
  8. New report: Presidential transition flawed
  9. DISA wants collaboration marbled through enterprise
  10. Coast Guard HQ at St. Elizabeths gets full speed ahead
  11. Report: Presidential transition flawed, changes needed
  12. Acquisition Solutions buys consulting firm
  13. House to vote on GAO improvement bill
  14. NIAC tries to understand resilience and homeland security
  15. Congress tells agencies to check creditworthiness of employees
  16. Senate: Con artists are using stimulus scams to fleece citizens
  17. Agency Instability: GSA nominee remains in limbo
  18. OGIS: New FOIA dispute agency begins to grow
  19. Problems with business systems could cost vendors
  20. VA touts success of electronic medical records pilot
  21. GSA releases FY 2010 per diem rates
  22. HHS is one step closer to universal, electronic health record
  23. Federal News Radio Reports
  24. Analysis: Northrop Grumman follows the money to D.C.
  25. OGIS: Starting small, but growing
  26. Agencies to justify not using cloud computing to OMB
  27. EXCLUSIVE: OMB guidance sets technology tone for 2010, beyond
  28. OMB wants to change the tone of management
  29. DoD makes it official: FCS is cancelled
  30. DHS marks new milestone with St. E’s campus groundbreaking
  31. Salary Council suggests locality pay increase for 2011
  32. OMB, NIST release draft of new FISMA metrics
  33. White House cuts federal pay raise
  34. DHS to hire help to promote cybersecurity awareness
  35. CBP wants company to analyze traffic at ports of entry
  36. The end for NSPS?
  37. Senate committee increases civilian pay raise to 2.9 percent for 2010
  38. Nuclear Security Administration goes thin and green
  39. DoD makes NSPS pay raise equal to GS employees
  40. DoD memo mandates cybersecurity reciprocity
  41. More Info: President changes how terror information is handled
  42. GSA, DHS issue RFI for next set of cyber tools
  43. NASA issues first RFP under I3P program
  44. Transition out of NSPS begins
  45. NASA’s Nebula cloud begins hosting today
  46. NARA expands credit monitoring services for March data breach
  47. NMCI to NGEN = 43 months Navy says
  48. DISA to decide on future of DKO
  49. DHS expands use of TSA’s IdeaFactory department-wide
  50. DHS renews SBINet contract with Boeing despite shortcomings

Written by cdorobek

January 17, 2010 at 10:11 AM