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DorobekINSIDER: Most read items from Feb. 29-March 6: DOD Web 2.0 policy, USPS reorg, Causey, and fed tax delinquents

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The most read stories from the week of February 28 through March 6, 2010… on the, on the Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris, for Mike Causey, and for…

…from the

  1. DorobekINSIDER: DOD issues its much anticipated Web 2.0 policy
  2. DorobekINSIDER EXCLUSIVE: GSA cancels one cloud RFQ, plans to launch a new cloud RFQ
  3. DorobekINSIDER EXCLUSIVE: GSA’s Drabkin to join Northrop
  4. DorobekINSIDER: GSA’s Johnson names Costa as associate administrator
  5. DorobekINSIDER: Sen. Brown to be ranking member on contracting oversight subcommittee
  6. DorobekINSIDER: AFCEA Homeland Security Conference panel on cyber-security — the liner notes
  7. DorobekINSIDER: CA CIO Teri Takai to be named DOD CIO
  8. DorobekINSIDER: Most read items from Feb. 21-27: DOD and Web 2.0, clud, TSP, cloud, and DHS contract
  9. DorobekINSIDER: Most read items for the month of FEBRUARY… a snowy month
  10. DorobekINSIDER: Northrop makes it official: Drabkin is the new director of acquisition policy
  11. DorobekINSIDER: GSA’s Johnson speaks to employees – here is what she said
  12. DorobekINSIDER: GSA procurement guru Drabkin to retire
  13. DorobekInsider: OMB hires performance guru Shelley Metzenbaum
  14. DorobekInsider: Sen. elect Brown: Feds making 2X the private sector
  15. DorobekINSIDER and the 03.05 Federal News Countdown poll: What was the big story of the week?
  16. DorobekInsider: USDA gets approval for employee buy outs from OPM as mega-management reorg continues
  17. DorobekINSIDER: Most read items from Feb. 14-20: Snow, Drabkin, and your TSP
  18. DorobekINSIDER: Back to work for feds in DC, OPM defends closure decisions
  19. DorobekINSIDER poll: The Federal News Countdown for Feb. 22 – what’s the big story of th
  20. DorobekINSIDER: On NewsChannel 8 talking government openness and transparency — the liner note
  21. DorobekINSIDER poll: Did OPM make the right decision to open DC offices on Friday?
  22. DorobekInsider EXCLUSIVE: NASA scores Gardner as the new Goddard CIO

… from the Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris

  1. USPS plan would make dramatic changes
  2. Friday Afternoon Federal Newscast
  3. TSP funds see gains in February
  4. Feds, on average, earn more than their private sector counterparts
  5. Mike Causey talks about what has happened during past furloughs
  6. Capitol Hill reaction to the DoT furloughs
  7. Shame as a motivator at
  8. Microsoft moves into federal cloud arena
  9. Tuesday Afternoon Federal Newscast
  10. GSA explains decision to withdraw cloud RFQ
  11. Timeline for TSP’s Roth option discussed
  12. Wednesday Afternoon Federal Newscast
  13. Use existing tools to comply with Open Government Directive
  14. Historic partnership sheds light on Web 2.0 use
  15. Monday Afternoon Federal Newscast
  16. Cloud Security Alliance releases new guidance
  17. DHS launches challenge on cybersecurity awareness
  18. How the tanker contract affects federal procurement
  19. VA issues final rule in Federal Register for VETS GWACs
  20. Furlough update from Capitol Hill
  21. Study shows lessons learned from military Facebook use
  22. Lessons learned, best practices on telework examined after blizzard
  23. TSP participants can now move money from other accounts
  24. Cybersecurity lessons learned at AFCEA’s 9th annual Homeland Security Conference
  25. TSP Snapshot: Things are looking up
  26. Use existing tools to compy with Open Government Directive
  27. Now a good time to review where your money is in the TSP
  28. Are Feds in the Danger Zone?
  29. Earnings down for many TSP accounts in January
  30. Congress will debate TSP contributions this session
  31. Update: USPS going through major changes
  32. GSA withdraws cloud RFQ, will offer new blanket purchase agreement
  33. Defense Department issues much anticipated Web 2.0 policy
  34. USAF still enforcing ban on thumbdrives
  35. Homeland security put to the test
  36. OPM makes call on snow closings
  37. This week on ‘Your Turn’
  38. Getting more feds to telework might be harder than it sounds
  39. Teleworking is not just about working at home
  40. Mueller: cyberterrorism threat is real
  41. Senate looks at DHS budget, contractors
  42. NIST asks for public input on Smart Grid
  43. Open Government Tracker created during 2010 blizzard
  44. U.S. Army offers $30K prize for new apps
  45. DHS rolls out ‘Facebook for first responders’
  46. DoD to change business system development
  47. DHS looks closely at domestic terrorism
  48. All TSP funds see gains in 2009
  49. Analysis: Is ‘High Road Contracting Policy’ repetitive?

…for Mike Causey’s Federal Report

  1. TSP: Getting Bigger & Better
  2. Year of The TSP Tiger?
  3. Not Bad for Government Work!
  4. NSPS Winners: The Few, The Proud, The Scared…
  5. Threats: Broadcast or Bury Them?
  6. Danger Zone: Your Office
  7. Investing Unused Leave
  8. NSPS: Dead Duck or Sleeping Giant?
  9. Going Part Time Without Going Broke
  10. Retirees $250 Tax Credit

… and from

  1. Bill calls for feds who owe taxes to be fired
  2. DoT bureaus offer advice to furloughed feds
  3. Hill impasse spells more furloughs for DoT workers
  4. House passage of Senate jobs bill would end DoT furloughs
  5. Transportation Department furloughs end
  6. Transportation Department scrambles to fend off furloughs
  7. Bill calling for firing of tax delinquent feds pulled
  8. Congress turns up heat on DoD business systems
  9. OMB taking a deeper look at data centers
  10. Army putting up $30,000 prizes for apps
  11. Room for improvement found at DHS S&T
  12. Concern voiced about virtual fence
  13. Tax delinquent contractors focus of OFPP effort
  14. Army to transform through apps
  15. Small business contracting bill brings changes
  16. Hill impasse spells more furlough for DoT workers
  17. IT community prepares for major policy change
  18. Federal News Radio Reports
  19. Bunning ends Senate blockade of spending bill, DoT furloughs to end
  20. Federal govt. open Tuesday under delayed arrival, unscheduled leave
  21. GSA releases FY 2010 per diem rates
  22. Terrorist watchlists receiving mini-makeovers
  23. GAO finds OMB needs better cybersecurity coordination
  24. Napolitano blames hiring process for DHS contractor glut
  25. VA axes 12 IT projects
  26. Number of DHS contractors ‘unacceptable’
  27. Senate: Con artists are using stimulus scams to fleece citizens
  28. DoD tells Congress greening doesn’t affect goals
  29. White House proposes 1.4 percent pay raise
  30. DCAA and DCMA: who’s the boss?
  31. OMB’s Werfel lays out new plan to follow agency money
  32. OPM to host workshops on hiring
  33. White House IT budget request lower in 2011
  34. AFGE fires first salvo in bid to organize TSA screeners
  35. GSA’s Alliant contract attracting early supporters
  36. OPM’s decision to open gov’t. questioned after horrific commute
  37. DoD partially lifts ban on USB drives
  38. DoD gives vendors new rules to protect data
  39. Small business contracting changes coming
  40. DoD decides one-size does not fit all with DIHMRS
  41. OPM to test new employee health services
  42. Federal government closed on Thursday
  43. Analysis: Cracking down on contracting cheats
  44. VA reaping rewards from IT oversight
  45. Telework centers offer alternative workspace for feds
  46. Agencies to justify not using cloud computing to OMB
  47. OMB, HHS create new health IT task force
  48. Senate bill attempts to improve HUBZone program
  49. GSA reorganizes to better green the government
  50. Contractor integrity, performance to face higher level of scrutiny