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DorobekINSIDER: Most read items from Feb. 7-13: Snow and the OPM director

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It was a record traffic week — and not just on the streets of Washington, DC on Friday, although there was that too. It was a record Web traffic week. The DorobekINSIDER — and — saw record Web traffic last week. That was in part due to the snow — you wanted to find out if feds were going to be working. But the traffic numbers were also thanks to OPM Director John Berry. Agree or disagree with Berry’s decisions last week — and throughout the week, people seem to have done both — Berry was out front explaining how and why he made the decision.

But we — I — also want to thank you — our listeners and Web viewers. I know it sounds quaint or silly, but Team Federal News Radio works very hard to provide you with information that helps you do your job better. That seems so easy — but often things are easier said than done.

And so… the most read stories from the week of February 7-13, 2010… on the, on the Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris, for Mike Causey, and for…

…from the

  1. DorobekINSIDER poll: Did OPM make the right decision to open DC offices on Friday?
  2. DorobekINSIDER: CA CIO Teri Takai to be named DOD CIO
  3. DorobekINSIDER poll: What should be the federal government’s operating status for FRIDAY?
  4. DorobekINSIDER: Back to work for feds in DC, OPM defends closure decisions
  5. DorobekINSIDER poll: What should be the federal government’s operating status for Thursday?
  6. DorobekINSIDER: Johnson sworn in as GSA administrator — telework style
  7. DorobekINSIDER: DC snowpocalypse delays swearing in ceremony for GSA’s Johnson
  8. DorobekINSIDER: Most read 1.31 through 2.6: GSA’s Johnson, snow, pay raise, cyber-war
  9. DorobekINSIDER: Welcome to the new GSA administrator, Martha N. Johnson
  10. DorobekINSIDER: GSA’s Martha Johnson to be sworn in Tuesday, Feb. 9
  11. DorobekINSIDER: Why Brown’s ‘feds make double the private sector’ comparison is no
  12. DorobekINSIDER: Johnson sworn in as GSA administrator — by phone
  13. DorobekINSIDER: GSA will have to wait until at least Thursday for any Johnson action
  14. DorobekInsider: Most read for the month of January 2010 – Germain, TSP, pay freeze and Causey
  15. DorobekInsider: Sen. elect Brown: Feds making 2X the private sector
  16. DorobekInsider: OMB hires performance guru Shelley Metzenbaum
  17. DorobekInsider: Johnson’s GSA nomination moves one step closer with cloture
  18. DorobekInsider: White House names Leeds as GSA’s new acting administrator
  19. DorobekInsider EXCLUSIVE: NASA scores Gardner as the new Goddard CIO
  20. DorobekInsider: Lieberman, Collins want Networx delay answers
  21. DorobekINSIDER: Could Tuesday be GSA nominee Johnson’s V-Day?
  22. DorobekInsider: USDA gets approval for employee buy outs from OPM as mega-management reorg continues
  23. DorobekInsider: USDA gets early out approval from OPM as mega-management reorg continues
  24. DorobekInsider: What you read for the first week of November 2009 on DorobekInsider, the Daily Debri
  25. DorobekInsider: New GSA deputy administrator is finally official — Susan Brita to start Feb. 2
  26. DorobekInsider recommended event: Operation Jump Start VI – helping transitioning soldiers

… from the Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris

  1. OPM: No decision yet on government’s operating status for Tuesday
  2. Analysis: Snow, closings set historic record for federal government
  3. OPM: Federal government closed Tuesday
  4. Analysis: Will the federal government open on Friday?
  5. OPM Director Berry doesn’t regret decision to open
  6. OPM makes call on snow closings
  7. Make way for emergency feds, personnel
  8. Will the D.C. region become a federal disaster area?
  9. Former OPM director weighs in on difficulty of snow closing call
  10. OPM still to make decision on snow closing Tuesday
  11. What’s happening with former NSPS feds?
  12. OPM wants to change sick leave rules
  13. Causey: To open or not, that is the question
  14. Analysis: Johnson becomes GSA administrator
  15. Earnings down for many TSP accounts in January
  16. QHSR review complete
  17. How are you spending your “snow holiday?”
  18. DHS issues new RFP on national cyber attacks
  19. Section: Daily Debrief Blogs
  20. Getting more feds to telework might be harder than it sounds
  21. Government contractors and the living wage
  22. Congress closes for most of the week
  23. Snow tests COOP plans, teleworking
  24. Bonasaro hints Senior Executive Service might be in trouble
  25. Friday Afternoon Federal Newscast
  26. Now a good time to review where your money is in the TSP
  27. Monday Afternoon Federal Newscast
  28. OPM hopes to lure more military vets into civilian agenices
  29. Senate to consider cybersecurity bill passed by House; Chinese crackdown on hackers engenders skepti
  30. Census ad campaign causes controversy
  31. Smart Grid gets cybersecurity focus
  32. TSP participants can now move money from other accounts
  33. Feds, agencies not taking advantage of teleworking opportunities
  34. Teleworking is not just about working at home
  35. Contractors wonder about Rep. Murtha replacement
  36. All TSP funds see gains in 2009
  37. Wednesday Afternoon Federal Newscast
  38. Tuesday Afternoon Federal Newscast
  39. Friday Fun Day!
  40. How OPM will make its decision to close government if there’s snow
  41. On pay raises and what feds really earn
  42. OMB kicks of Tech-Stat program to watch troubled IT programs
  43. Thursday Afternoon Federal Newscast
  44. Congress will debate TSP contributions this session
  45. Virtual USA enters second phase of regional operating pilot
  46. Security and privacy in the cloud; NIST gets cybersecurity funds
  47. National media monitors local storm
  48. How Martha Johnson will do as GSA administrator
  49. DOT looks at why plane was on tarmac for 7 hours

…for Mike Causey’s Federal Report

  1. NSPS Staffers: Separation Anxiety
  2. No-Cal COLAs Gag Reflex
  3. Beltway Blizzard Tactics
  4. Survivors of the Storm Speak
  5. Respiraling NSPS Converts
  6. Snow Day: May Day!
  7. Retirees $250 Tax Credit
  8. GS 15 Pay: The Frozen Chosen
  9. The Roth Option & Your Estate
  10. Diet Pay Raise/No-Cal COLAs
  11. 2011 Pay Raise: Coulda Been Worse
  12. Winter Closings: Very Early Warning
  13. Life After NSPS: A GS 14, Step 15?
  14. Big Career Changes Coming at You
  15. Long Term Care Premiums: Ripoff or Reality?

… and from

  1. Berry: ‘We’ll make the call this evening’
  2. Federal government operating status for Wednesday up in air
  3. Will federal government open on Friday?
  4. Federal government closed on Thursday
  5. Federal government open on Friday, Feb. 12
  6. Federal government closed on Wednesday
  7. Federal government closed Monday
  8. No word yet about federal government status on Thursday
  9. OPM’s Berry gets Hill thumbs up on fed closing call
  10. Teleworking becomes top of mind for federal government
  11. OPM’s decision to open gov’t. questioned after horrific commute
  12. Snow collapses Smithsonian storage warehouse
  13. OPM Director Berry opens up about making the closing call
  14. OPM Director Berry says open/close status to be made after 6 p.m.
  15. Waiting for word from the federal government
  16. TSP Snapshot: Look past the thorns of January
  17. Air Force sets new date for tanker RFP
  18. USPTO battles Snowmageddon with telework
  19. DHS to increase the number, diversity of senior leaders
  20. OMB to dash(board) to better management
  21. Federal government closed Dec. 21st due to snow
  22. OPM says safety is paramount in government closure decisions
  23. Fed contracting community waits to see who fills Murtha’s shoes
  24. VA sets rules for set-aside program
  25. Federal News Radio Reports
  26. CRS finds federal CTO role remains undefined
  27. FTC hires AT&T to secure Internet gateway
  28. DHS CIO taking on IT governance
  29. Mikulski asks OPM about retirement system troubles
  30. Mobile apps, TechStat lead OMB’s IT evolution
  31. OPM Dir. Berry opens up about making the closing call
  32. Is there a central travel office in DHS’ future?
  33. Two working groups to improve federal spending data
  34. Fed insurance carriers meeting health IT standards
  35. Senate: Con artists are using stimulus scams to fleece citizens
  36. QHSR: Crowdsourced and complete
  37. Government needs to define cyber war
  38. Martha Johnson confirmed as GSA Administrator
  39. OMB finally details broad management doctrine
  40. TSP Snapshot: Your money, working hard
  41. Some insurance companies leave Federal Employee Health Benefits Plan as Open Season approaches
  42. GSA releases FY 2010 per diem rates
  43. DHS completes roadmap for change
  44. White House proposes 1.4 percent pay raise
  45. OPM shops for a culture change
  46. Federal Teleworking: A look at the numbers
  47. White House IT budget request lower in 2011
  48. Agencies to justify not using cloud computing to OMB
  49. State reviews priorities and policies
  50. Army to test enterprise e-mail for all of DoD

Written by cdorobek

February 14, 2010 at 9:39 AM