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DorobekINSIDER: Looking at mobility as a service

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These days we hearing about many things being delivered “as a service.”  Recently, I got to moderate two days of discussions about something called mobility as a service [MaaS].
Sometimes called transportation as a service, the concept is an interesting one — as its core, it would reorient transportation around getting people from place to place, but opens up other modes of transportation above and beyond the car. Transportation consultant Jack Opiola had the best definition that I heard: “Mobility as a Service (MaaS) is the seamless, infinitely adaptable delivery of mobility, together with associated travel information, necessary ticketing and payment services, across all modes of transport.”
The Mobility as a Service conference, organized and sponsored by ITS International, was the first of its kind conference in the United States. (By way of transparency, I was paid to moderate; I was not paid nor asked to write anything.)
Why it matters: If you live anyplace where people want to live, transportation is difficult at best, and that’s on a good day. We are all impacted by it… and talk about it… and grouse about it. But it is such a unique eco-structure — EVERYBODY has an opinion on it… it is very political… and there is a ton of ‘why don’t they just…’ Furthermore, government is only one player among many players. But there are also broader impacts — on the Earth… on our bodies as we spend hours sitting in vehicles.
Some take-aways from the MaaS conference:
  • Transportation isn’t easy — This was my digest take away — transportation is just SO complex. One of the biggest challenges is… well, us… us and our cars. We love them. And we seem to be addicted to them… and sitting alone in them, seemingly regardless of how long it takes. It is the primary ways most people in the US get from point A to point B. But there are all other kinds of modes of transportation — bicycles, ride sharing/taxi hailing apps, scooters, pedestrians, transit like bus and rail. There are multitudes of options, but in the end, government organizations only control a portion of those methods. Therefore there is a real need for different organizations to work together.
  • MaaS - car - bus - bike - 60 people

    One of the images used by transportation experts (h/t Robin Chase)

    The challenges are real — One of the main discussion topics in any urban area is the commute. Roads are congested. This is particularly true in cities. While there is general agreement that new roads simply don’t solve transportation problems, for cities, in many cases, building new roads isn’t an option. Cities are also constrained because there simply isn’t space to construct new roads. Beyond that, the car has been detrimental to our health (Forget sitting at your desk — what about sitting in your car?) Not to mention the health of the planet… and all that wasted productivity. (Robin Chase, one of the founders of ZipCar, said, “The car dominated city as reached its zenith.”)

  • The government is part of the mix, but there are a lot of players — a lot of transit is governed by a government organization, but there are so many players — drivers, bikers, engineers, politicians. (There was much discussion of European models where there is a goal — spoken or unspoken — of eliminating the need for cars. Call me skeptical but it is hard for me to imagine that in the US… Worth watching — Atlanta has created a regional transportation authority — ATL — that is meant to pull the desperate government pieces together. There will definitely be lessons from the ATL experience.)
  • The opportunities feel real — There does feel like an alignment of planets where changes can happen. And you are seeing it happen already around the world — even here in the US where there are people who are shifting to cities because they don’t want to own a car — and these days, they have options… many options. And we have seen change coming faster than we ever imagined. Who would have guessed the spread of “ride sharing” or taxi hailing apps like Uber and Lyft would become so ubiquitous so quickly — and so utterly disrupt the taxi industry? Jack Opiola, Transportation Consultant noted the idea seemed unthinkable not long ago, but times have changed.
  • Driverless cars could be heaven – or hell   — Everybody is watching what comes of driverless cards. Among these transportation experts, there was a general assumption that is will be here — and sooner than we think.
    MaaS - driverless cars

    h/t Dr. Kari Watkins

    But there is the very real possibility that, if truly driverless cars become a reality, then the roads could be packed with even more vehicles — and people who don’t care how long their commute takes because they are able to work in their self-driven car.

  • First mile – last mile — One of the real challenges is what transportation experts call the “first mile – last mile” — that is how does one get from “point A” to their transportation — and from where the transportation method drops a person off to get to “point B.”
  • MaaS - before and after

    One Asian city has been able to transform a roadway to a open area where people can visit. (h/t Robin Chase) 

    There could be unforeseen opportunities — One of the more intriguing presentations by transportation consultant Jack Opiola looked at the the electronic tolling devices used in Portugal — think of the EZpass used along most of the East Coast toll roads. The Portugal system has grown over the years to where users can use the electronic tolling device to… buy gas… pay for parking… even make purchases at McDonalds. San Francisco has a Clipper Card, which can be used across multiple modes of transportation, as detailed by Jason Weinstein, Assistant Director, Electronic Payments, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, San Francisco. But there are also real opportunities for communities to turn areas that have been dominated by cars and return them to places that are inviting for people. Some of that is already happening, even in the United States, where there is less need for parking because younger people use alternative methods to get around — Lyft, bikes… even scooters.

Bottom line: Wow! The world is changing — and fast.
Want more? Find the presentations from the MaaS mobility conference.
Presentations that I found particularly thought provoking:

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03.06.2012: DorobekINSIDER: The TAG Challenge and helping government be entrepreneurial

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So… day two of GovLoop Insight’s DorobekINSIDER. Thanks so much for being here.

Here is what we have for you today…

* We all remember tag — we all played it as kids. But what if the technologies of the Internet and the networked world could be brought to the game of tag. The TAG Challenge is going to be testing that concept later this month. And this challenge is being made possible by a State Department grant. You’ll learn about this innovative new program.

** You face big problems. How would you like to be able to tap the best minds to help solve those problems — or at least move the ball down the field. We’ll tell you about Fuse Corps…. we’re going to talk to Peter Sims, the author of the DorobekINSIDER Book Club book, Little Bets… he’s the man behind this program and we’ll get details…

** AND… feds, you have a TSP account? We’re going to have the DorobekINSIDER exit interview with the man who has kept you informed about what was going on with your Thrift Savings Plan account… he has just retired. We’ll talk to Tom Trabucco.

After the break… some updates on yesterday’s program… and the stories that impact your life for Tuesday 6 March 2012… the government world in 120-seconds…

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March 6, 2012 at 1:17 PM

DorobekINSIDER + GovLoop = Helping you do your job better

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As some of you know, last year, I made the decision to leave my post as anchor of the afternoon drive program on DC’s Federal News Radio. And I made that decision, in part, because I was having a child and I wanted to be a father.

Nicholas has just passed 9-months. And it has been an amazing nine months. There are challenges, mind you — many of us are used to fixing problems, and with a child, you quickly learn that it isn’t always possible to fix those issues.

When I left the afternoon show, I promised that I wasn’t going to disappear. And I haven’t. But I’m really excited about what I’m doing now.

As you know, my mission is summed up in six word: Helping government do its job better. And I work to do that… through this blog, through audio and video content… through events… and I now am going to be working with GovLoop. I have been doing these Friday weekly reviews for several months now. And we will continue to focus on the issue of the week on Fridays. But there will be more: the DorobekINSIDER program will also be here each weekday.

Our goal is to post by noon ET — you can stream us at lunch, so while you’re feeding your body, you can also have some food for thought.

The program will be similar to my former radio show: A mix of news and newsmakers, innovators, thought leaders, books… and even some off the wall kind of stories. We will focus on leadership, technology, acquisition, policy, pay and benefits and your career. Yes, we’ll occasionally have somebody who just blows your socks off… but we’ll also have those “boring but important” stories — our vegetables that are so important to our thought diet. But we’ll also have some fun. (Yes, that too!)

One of my own goals is to challenge myself to find new ways of reporting and telling stories… those stories that help you do your job better. And I think GovLoop is the perfect partner in that quest.

Radio microphoneWhile the GovLoop Insights DorobekINSIDER program will be similar to my former program, there will be several significant differences. First, we aren’t slaves to a clock. If a conversation is going really well, we’re going to keep going. There is no need to hit news at the top of the hour… or weather and traffic, for that matter.

But the most significant difference is GovLoop. We are working to integrate DorobekINSIDER content into GovLoop in a number of ways. The most significant: We are hoping to crowdsource the production of a radio program. We are going to be as transparent as possible — and what we are working on (and why)… about the questions we plan to ask. And we hope that you will be involved. Is there an issue that we should cover? Are there questions we should ask? Is there a challenge you are facing?

We are also working to integrate content across GovLoop’s communities. If we do an interview with somebody, we hope you will offer your thoughts, insights and analysis to the discussion.

If you have ideas about how we can do that, let us know. To put it simply: We don’t have all the answers. And we do believe that all of us are smarter then each of us individually.

We will also be using some of the awesome GovLoop content as fodder for this program — so keep up the good work.

Many things will not change. This is journalism — and it will continue to be. There are always questions about why somebody covered something in a certain way. If you have those questions, ask us. We actually love those questions.

Here is how this will work, as of right now. The full show will be posted on each day at about noon ET. And the full show will be available on iTunes… or stream it using apps like Stitcher, where you can stream audio… or even listen on SoundCloud — yes, there is an app for that… and a mobile version.

We will also post each interview individually on DorobekINSIDER — along with the relevant links where you can get more information… and to the community on GovLoop where the discussion is happening. And there will be highlights of those interviews in the community sections. It sounds more complex then it is.

And, of course, we’ll be on all the platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Google+. Yes, even LinkedIN. Find those links here.

The team

I have an awesome team working with me on the program. Emily Jarvis is the producer of the program. Emily was my producer for my WFED program. She is one of those young people who educates me. She is smart and passionate — and always eager to learn. She can be reached at

And Stephen Peteritas, who has been producing the Friday Issue of the Week program, is still part of the team. He is working to integrate content throughout GovLoop. Stephen can be reached at

Finally, a few words of thanks… to Scott Burns, the CEO of GovLoop’s parent company, GovDelivery… to Steve Ressler, the founder of GovLoop… and to Doug Mashkuri, GovLoop’s director of business development. I have known each of them for years. I had many options about my next steps — and I selected GovLoop because of their vision for this platform… and the fact that they share my passion about those six words: Help the government do its job better. I’m thrilled to be working with them.

I’m so excited about this. I often tell people that I am the luckiest person on the planet. I love what I do every day. I get to help smart people tackle big challenges.

And I think these are remarkable times. Yes, in some ways they are very difficult times — and you know that. But they are also amazing times. And you can do amazing things.

Are we ready? Let’s do it.

And we’ll see you online…

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March 2, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Looking for the DorobekINSIDER radio show?

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As I noted earlier this week, today is my last day at Federal News Radio 1500 AM.
All of the radio interviews are archived here.

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March 25, 2011 at 11:58 AM

DorobekINSIDER: The next chapter

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Change is never easy. So it is with some trepidation that I decided to leave Federal News Radio 1500 AM.

Not to worry. I’m not going anywhere. I’m still going to in this market — and I do have plans. I’m not really going anywhere. I’ve been covering the issues facing government agencies for a very long time — and I plan on continuing doing this for a very long time.

There are a couple of reasons for the change. First off, in case you don’t know, I am going to be a father very soon and I want time to spend time with my new baby boy. For me, this is a once in a life opportunity and I am blessed to have the opportunity to spend some time with my son.

Beyond that, I also am looking for new opportunities to grow… to innovate… to create — and producing a radio show each day leaves little time for anything else.

I do have plans. Not all of them are fully locked down, so I hope you’ll give me some time to do that. I will share them as soon as I can.

I can say that the DorobekINSIDER will continue at (If you found the DorobekINSIDER through Federal News Radio’s Web site, that will change in the weeks ahead.)

I’m hoping to create a platform that uses all kinds of platforms. But, as always, my mission can be found in eight words: Help the government accomplish its mission more effectively. That won’t change.

I’ll continue to be around… in fact, I hope to be around MORE…

As we say in radio, stay tuned!

A huge thanks to the people at Federal News Radio, who took a print guy and taught him radio. In particular, Francis Rose, Amy Morris, Julia Ziegler and WTOP’s Judy Taub, all of whom have been real mentors in the art of sound. UPDATED: Trying to write quickly, I forgot two essential people to thank. First, Lisa Wolfe, the program director for Federal News Radio. She gave me this great opportunity — and I simply cannot thank her enough for that. With key hires of experienced people who have covered the federal government, Federal News Radio has become a player — and quickly.

Finally, at Federal News Radio, I somehow forgot to thank Mike Causey. Causey is, quite simply, a legend. He has been a mentor to so many journalists — and he shows us how it is done each and every day. I have worked with him twice now… and it is nothing short of an honor.

It has also been an honor to be associated with WTOPJim Farley, WTOP’s vice president of news and content, had the idea for a Web radio station that would cover feds. A decade ago and the site has evolved into Federal News Radio. Farley is so passionate about making WTOP the information resource for Washington, it is simply infectious. He is, quite simply, the best.
I also have to thank John Meyer, director of Digital Media for WTOP and Federal News Radio. He has been with Federal News Radio from the start — and always saw a future.
Thanks to all for their help.
And to all of YOU — for listening… for reading… for helping… for doing what you do… Thanks so much.
Please stay in touch…
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March 23, 2011 at 9:57 AM

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DorobekINSIDER: Mike Causey’s most read posts for 2010

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In the first week of the new year, we looking back – and look forward… by looking at what you determined were the big stories.

Mike Causey's Federal ReportAll week, I’m highlighting the most read items across Federal News Radio’s programs. Yesterday, I posted the 100 most read items on the DorobekINSIDER. Tomorrow, we’ll post the most read items for the Federal Drive; Thursday for; and Friday for In Depth.

Today, the most read posts by Federal News Radio’s senior correspondent Mike Causey:

About Those Buyout Rumors…
Retirees $250 Tax Credit
Big Career Changes Coming at You
FEHBP Premiums, Co-Pays Going Up
Pay Freeze and Job Cuts, and Furloughs, Oh My!
Christmas Eve-Eve Bonus Holiday?
2011 Pay Raise Poker Chip
Federal Pay Raise: The Chosen Frozen
Pay, Pensions, Premiums Under the Knife
Thanksgiving Day Bonus Holiday: For Some
Best Places to Retire According to Those Who Know
Super Investment for Office Elders
Will Black Friday be a day off for feds?
Who’s on FERS?
TSP Balances: Size Counts
Accidents Happen: CSRS vs. FERS
FEHBP Premiums: Burying The Skunk
Your 2010 Lucky Numbers
Benefits, Retirement on the Chopping Block?
Pay Freeze & Pay Raise
Health Care Reform & Your FEHBP
Pay Freeze & Retirement
Federal Pay Freeze: A November Surprise?
Pay, Pensions Facing Firing Squad?
TSP Millionaires & Record Rollovers
East Coast, West Coast Pay Spread
Investing Unused Leave
2011 Pay Raise: Coulda Been Worse
Cadillacs, Dependent Kids & the FEHBP
How’s Your Pay Raise? Compared To What?
Snow Day: May Day!
Below-The-Radar-Raises Targeted
Feds Get Early, Extended Halloween
Higher Health Premiums: Just Wait!
Politics and Your 2011 Pay Raise
Down the Road: Pay Freeze and Job Cuts and Furloughs
Is Your Pension a Target?

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January 4, 2011 at 5:15 AM

DorobekINSIDER: The 100 most read items for 2010

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Happy New Year! What a great time to look back – and look forward… and to think about fresh starts.

The coming months are going to be interesting, no doubt.

All week, I’ll bring the most read items across Federal News Radio’s programs – Mike Causey tomorrow; the Federal Drive on Wednesday; on Thursday; and In Depth on Friday.

But today, the 100 most read items on the DorobekINSIDER:

POLL: What do you think of the proposed pay freeze?
Federal pay up over 400 percent since 1969
Managing the fear of cutbacks among federal workers
IRS releases TSP contribution limits for 2011
Obama orders cuts in federal building costs
DorobekINSIDER poll: Did OPM make the right decision to open DC offices on Friday?
TSP end-of-year deadlines approaching
Analysis: What the pay freeze means to feds
Thrift Savings Plan update
Boeing may be losing edge in Air Force tanker award
Why TSP calculators don’t always work
How safe are your federal benefits?
Chances good for passage of TSP/annual leave bill
More TSP participants taking out money early
Federal intern program violates hiring rules
OPM targets poor-performing feds
Toss out that time card, get more productive employees
Why your office fridge could be hazardous to your health
Should feds work on Columbus Day?
POLL: How will the new Congress affect your job?
Why there’s been a backlash against feds lately
Analysis: What will happen to your pay?
Obama: Federal jobs may stay vacant
POLL: How big is the ‘bad government worker’ problem?
DorobekINSIDER: CA CIO Teri Takai to be named DOD CIO
TSP contribution limits for 2011 explained
How to manage older workers
TSP funds climb in July
Super bar codes gaining popularity in U.S.
Do agencies keep poor performers on the job?
Long-term tips for your Thrift Savings Plan
Your wireless router could leave you vulnerable
Are teleworkers happier?
DorobekINSIDER: An open letter to OMB: Stop the public sector bashing
How to make that performance review work for you
Budget top issue at TSP meeting
Author explores age of entitlement in “The Narcissism Epidemic”
POLL: Deficit commission recs hit feds
Rep. Connolly: Pay freeze unfair to feds
Most TSP funds suffer losses in May
FBI shuts down Sentinel computer program
TSP funds show gains in October
New TSP website launches
Berry lauds agencies for vet hiring
How to tune out noise in your office
Analysis: Causey and Miller on the pay freeze
Cool Jobs: USPS preserves stamps in cave
New Air Force motto gets mixed reviews
Investors make slight shifts to higher-risk TSP funds
Al Qaeda magazine calls for attacks on D.C. government workers
Elective deferrals for your TSP explained
TSP readies for debut of L-2050
How to make telework really work
Why continuous monitoring is gaining popularity
DorobekINSIDER: OMB’s government performance self-assessment
DorobekINSIDER poll: What should be the federal government’s operating status for FRIDAY?
The TSP as a model for other 401(k)s?
For TSP investments, most play it safe
DorobekINSIDER: Back to work for feds in DC, OPM defends closure decisions
TSP updates website, automatic enrollment options
Grassley: DoD IG’s lax oversight results in fraud
Was the Smithsonian haunted?
Vampire killers under federal contract?
The DorobekINSIDER iPad review: Will you see them in government?
Government still faces numerous teleworking challenges
2010 and Beyond: Causey on the ups and downs of the year
Board objects to proposed TSP fund
Causey on health plan options in Open Season
DorobekINSIDER: DOD issues its much anticipated Web 2.0 policy
Analysis: What does public anger mean for feds?
Rule would change contractors’ hiring practices
Fantasy TSP – Are you in?
How to get more minorities, women to participate in TSP
Coast Guard Academy named top college
Dorobek Must Reads – June 2
Telework requires ‘culture change’
Poll results: Should feds work on Columbus Day?
Automatic enrollment in TSP starts next week
Fed satisfaction survey reveals vast amount of info
‘Government Doesn’t Suck’ rally puts human face on government
Causey: How agency budget cuts will affect you
Can a Facebook post get you fired?
Public-private pay gap is widening
Federal pay raises safe … for now
TSP numbers: Look past the short term trend
DorobekINSIDER: GSA reorganizes, Interior shuffles – and the CIO (apparently) moves
Survey: Performance reviews get poor ratings
Election watch 2010 – and what it means for porn
Hiring reforms could mean big changes for veterans
Will feds get a half-day off on Dec. 23?
Google sues U.S. government
Last-minute open season tips
How to get your TSP questions answered
Comments needed for TSP beneficiary designation
Can Facebook get you fired?
DorobekINSIDER: Helping out a Postal employee in a time of need
Inside the secret new Internet browser

DorobekINSIDER on the catwalk at Geek2Chic

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I love fun ideas — and this sure struck me as a fun idea. It’s called Geek2Chic — and this great idea comes from Microsoft’s Mark Drapeau. The concept: Take “geeks” — somehow I made the cut — and turn them chic.

As Drapeau explained on Federal News Radio 1500 AM’s DorobekINSIDER last week, Geek2Chic is essentially a fashion show. They will have a model for the closes, and then us “geeks” will explain what we do.

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And it benefits The Heart of America Foundation, a national nonprofit headquartered in DC that combines volunteerism and literacy, and focuses on providing children in need with the tools to read, succeed and make a difference.

More details below… and at… and on Twitter @geek2chic.

high tech goes haute: geek2chicfashion show
October 13, 2010 @ Bloomingdale’s5300 Western Avenue Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Join Microsoft and Bloomingdale’s for geek2chic, an intimate fashion show featuring the capital region’s top techies, as they trade in their cubicles for the catwalk – all for a good cause!
Everyone is invited to attend. This unique fashion show will showcase male models who’ve made great strides in the technological world.

Make a Difference
Ticket proceeds will benefit The Heart of America Foundation, a national nonprofit headquartered in DC that combines volunteerism and literacy, and focuses on providing children in need with the tools to read, succeed and make a difference.
In addition, 10% of all purchases at The Men’s Store will benefit The Heart of America Foundation.


VIP tickets include catwalk seating, open bar, The Men’s Store discount (Chevy Chase location), and a VIP gift from The Heart of America Foundation.


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October 7, 2010 at 6:11 PM

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DorobekINSIDER: The Federal News Radio Book Club selection: The New Social Learning

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It’s back — the Federal News Radio Book Club. In fact, we haven’t had a “meeting” since April when we discussed Daniel Pink’s book Drive.

For newcomers… Think of the Federal News Radio Book Club as a wonky version of the Oprah book club. Unlike most book clubs, we don’t meet in a physical location. We’ll hold the book club “meeting” right on the air on Federal News Radio 1500 AM’s DorobekINSIDER and/or online at And during the hour, we will be joined by the authors of the book… and by a few other people who can spur the discussion… and we’ll take questions and comments about the book.

There are several ways you can participate. There is a Federal News Radio Book Club section on GovLoop, where I’d love to get your thoughts… and a Facebook page… you can Tweet about the book…

All of that being said, let me give you the details…

When: Friday, November 12, 2010 at 3p ET
Where: On Federal News Radio 1500 AM’s DorobekINSIDER… and online at

The New Social Learning

The New Social Learning

And the book: The New Social Learning: A Guide to Transforming Organizations Through Social Media by Tony Bingham and Marcia  Conner. Bingham [Twitter] is the is President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD). Conner Bingham [Twitter] is a partner at Altimeter Group, which creates strategies for collaborative culture, social business, and workplace learning with enterprise leaders and technology providers who serve them.

Why this book?

Regular readers and listeners probably know that I am fascinated by what I call collaborative tools. (I am not a fan of the term “social media” — and I think it is more then just a question of semantics.) I continue to believe that these tools are fundamentally altering the way we have done business along a whole array of areas — government being one of them for a number of reasons.

This book fascinated me because… the authors spoke to government… and it focuses on doing business better. But in the end, it is about change — and change management. We all talk about how difficult it is to change government. (I actually think government gets a bad rap — it is difficult to change large organizations, and federal agencies are large organizations.)

One of my favorite pull quotes from the book so far:

Training often gives solutions to problems already solved. Collaboration addresses challenges no one has overcome before.

Love that.

I have to say up front that I have not finished the book yet — my Kindle tells me I’m 39 percent of the way through. (There are no page numbers in an e-book — because you can change the font size.)

That being said, I get the gist — and there is enough there already to make it worth some time.

This book is specifically not about marketing using social networking… or building your brand. It is about training — and learning, where there is so much evolution going on.

Here is how the authors describe the focus of the book:

Many employers see it as simply a workplace distraction. But social media has the potential to revolutionize workplace learning. People have always learned best from one another, and social media enables this to happen, unrestricted by physical location and in extraordinarily creative ways.

Again, I will share my thoughts about the book as I’m reading it. I hope you will too… here… on GovLoop… on Facebook… or Tweet using #DIbookclub. We’ll use all of the comments as part of our discussion on Nov. 12.

I have also pulled reviews and further reading together here.

I look forward to your thoughts.

Previous Federal News Radio Book Club “meetings”:
* The SPEED of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything by Stephen M.R. Covey. Read more and find a link to the book club session here.
* What Would Google Do? by Jeff Jarvis. Read more and find a link to the book club session here.
* Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing Your World by Don Tapscott. Read more and find a link to the book club session here.
* Fired Up or Burned Out: How to reignite your team’s passion, creativity, and productivity by Michael Lee Stallard. Read more and hear the book club meeting here.
* Payback: Reaping the Rewards of Innovation by James P. Andrew, Harold L. Sirkin, and John Butman. Read more and hear the book club “meeting” with Andrew and Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra find a link to the book club session here.
* Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink. Read more and hear the book club “meeting” here.

DorobekINSIDER: Federal news month in review

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What stories made news for the month of June?

Here are the most read stories across Federal News Radio 1500 AM … on the … for Mike Causey’s Federal Report… on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris… and for

…from the

  1. Obama orders cuts in federal building costs
  2. Why there’s been a backlash against feds lately
  3. How to make that performance review work for you
  4. Most TSP funds suffer losses in May
  5. Why continuous monitoring is gaining popularity
  6. Government still faces numerous teleworking challenges
  7. Elective deferrals for your TSP explained
  8. Dorobek Must Reads – June 2
  9. How to get more minorities, women to participate in TSP
  10. Causey: How agency budget cuts will affect you
  11. How to get your TSP questions answered
  12. Comments needed for TSP beneficiary designation
  13. Federal contracts: How many is too many?
  14. Dorobek Must Reads – June 11
  15. DorobekINSIDER: An open letter to OMB: Stop the public sector bashing
  16. Federal pay raises safe … for now
  17. Is DoD ignoring lessons learned from insourcing?
  18. Fed invents most accurate clock in the world
  19. How to create the best federal cybersecurity workforce
  20. Why there’s still worry about the Conficker worm
  21. Dorobek Must Reads – June 3
  22. Mobile devices can leave you open to cyber attacks
  23. In budget crisis, states take aim at pension costs
  24. FISMA one step closer to overhaul
  25. Influence others and change your office culture
  26. Off Topic: What your email address says about you
  27. Military Health System works out e-record kinks
  28. DorobekINSIDER: Treasury’s Gross to be deputy CIO at Interior
  29. Web inventor discusses importance of open data
  30. DOJ sues Oracle for alleged overcharging
  31. Agencies to crack down on waste, fraud, abuse
  32. Census reports it has reached almost all households
  33. Health 2.0 Conference, HHS hope to change the practice of medicine
  34. SSA makes rural America accessible to all
  35. How government will eliminate user names & passwords
  36. Google Apps could help agencies move to the cloud
  37. Chances good for passage of TSP/annual leave bill
  38. TSA’s Secure Flight program faces some challenges
  39. Agencies to compile ‘do not pay list’
  40. The impact of the Federal Workforce Reduction Act
  41. Senate unanimously confirms TSA head
  42. Dorobek Must Reads – June 7
  43. Are Katrina/Deepwater comparisons appropriate?
  44. DorobekINSIDER: Helping out a Postal employee in a time of need
  45. U.S. Navy Considering Wii Fit and DDR For Boot Camp
  46. Report endorses pay for performance for Intel community
  47. Many issues surround federal ID management
  48. Software remembers passwords for you
  49. Preview: Your monthly TSP Snapshot

… for Mike Causey’s Federal Report

  1. Federal Pay Freeze: A November Surprise?
  2. Retirement: You Can Go Home Again!
  3. The Smartest Fed Investors Work For…
  4. TSP Warning: Cover Your Assets
  5. Pay Freeze? We Need To Talk
  6. Pay Freeze: Everybody in the Pool!
  7. Pay Freeze as Union Recruiting Tool
  8. Six Ways to Beat the Bear Market with Your TSP
  9. The $3 Million G-Man
  10. Travel, Training, Hiring Hit List
  11. Feds in Heat: The Misery Index
  12. About Those Buyout Rumors
  13. Hot Enough For You?
  14. TSP: Investing in Where You’ve Been
  15. Payoff the Boss’s Credit Cards?
  16. Time is Running Out for FEHBP Dependents
  17. Show Me The Buyout!
  18. Federal Unions: Dynamos or Dinosaurs?
  19. Feds: Global warming is real!!!
  20. Sick Leave Phase In

… on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris

  1. Bill would give DHS emergency cyber powers
  2. Monday Morning Federal Newscast – June 1st
  3. Cyberthreat of Joe Biden leads to arrest
  4. Wednesday Morning Federal Newscast – June 8th
  5. Postal Service finds $75B dollar overpayment
  6. Federal retirees should consider the Roth IRA
  7. Defense furlough fears heat up
  8. How to avoid a June swoon with the TSP
  9. Monday Morning Federal Newscast – June 14th
  10. Tuesday Morning Federal Newscast – June 29th
  11. Friday Morning Federal Newscast – June 4th
  12. Friday Morning Federal Newscast – June 18th
  13. Thursday Morning Federal Newscast – June 10th
  14. Monday Morning Federal Newscast – June 28th
  15. Private concerns about Booz Allen going public
  16. Monday Morning Federal Newscast – June 21st
  17. Friday Morning Federal Newscast – June 25th
  18. NSPS move cuts raises of the ‘best and brightest’
  19. Thursday Morning Federal Newscast – June 3rd
  20. Wednesday Morning Federal Newscast – June 2nd
  21. Wednesday Morning Federal Newscast – June 23rd
  22. Tuesday Morning Federal Newscast – June 8th
  23. Thursday Morning Federal Newscast – June 24th
  24. Google goes ABW: Anything But Windows
  25. How to succeed in the SES
  26. Tuesday Morning Federal Newscast – June 22nd
  27. Tuesday Morning Federal Newscast – June 15th
  28. ‘Shady’ porn site practices pose cyber risks
  29. Monday Morning Federal Newscast – June 7th
  30. How, and why, to modernize the legacy of COBOL
  31. OMB redefines performance expectations
  32. NIST offers Continuous Monitoring FAQ
  33. Wednesday Morning Federal Newscast – June 30th
  34. Incumbent rage leaves budgets in limbo
  35. Voinovich: hiring reforms will take an act of law
  36. Cybersecurity box claims to block threats
  37. GAO: Agency rules allow conferences at resort locations
  38. Thursday Morning Federal Newscast – June 17th
  39. Analysis: Should DoD cut benefits or guns?
  40. War zone corruption allegations rise
  41. Friday Morning Federal Newscast – June 11th
  42. Cyber chief Schmidt set to name senior director
  43. The ten biggest errors federal employees make, pt. 3
  44. The ten biggest errors federal employees make, pt. 2
  45. The ten biggest errors federal employees make
  46. Beware the mobile cyberattack
  47. GPO reassures your passport is secure
  48. MSPB to survey feds about personnel practices
  49. Who is spying on your cellphone?

… and from

  1. Federal pay freeze proposal defeated
  2. OPM wants to settle the fed salary debate
  3. Postal unions offer alternative to five-day schedule
  4. GOP lawmakers pitch fed workforce reduction bill
  5. Bill would put DHS in charge of all civilian networks
  6. OMB bakes new cookie policy for federal websites
  7. Exclusive: OMB to propose major changes to financial management systems
  8. White House asks agencies to cut spending by 5 percent
  9. DoD vows to become a leaner organization
  10. TSP Snapshot: What goes up does go down
  11. GSA plans to take e-mail, collaboration to the cloud
  12. OMB must sell Congress on budget cuts
  13. Senate’s newest cyber bill on fast track to passage
  14. OPM freezes transfer of employee files, for now
  15. GSA, DHS approve first governmentwide cyber provider
  16. OMB to transform performance reviews
  17. Navy CIO Carey leaving
  18. OMB pressing agencies to get IT projects on track
  19. White House tells agencies to use data analysis to reduce improper payments
  20. House bill would require manager training at all agencies
  21. Telework success depends on clear expectations
  22. DoT’s Patillo moving to VA
  23. No federal pay freeze for now
  24. Cybersecurity bill clears Senate hurdle
  25. Air Force saves cash by changing cell phone rate plans
  26. OPM clears up category rankings process
  27. OMB vows to end out of control IT projects
  28. DoD shows off health IT progress
  29. OMB preparing performance management dashboard
  30. White House to give identity management a push
  31. Agencies get ready for FISMA changes
  32. OPM shaping future leaders in a new way
  33. DISA launches BRAC relocation FAQ page
  34. Census troubleshoots broken software
  35. Information sharing challenges ahead for Paul
  36. GAO finds limited burrowing during Bush years
  37. Support snowballs early for Senate cyber bill
  38. HHS creates process to certify health IT systems
  39. VA tries to speed claims processing for vets
  40. Navy declares war on sexual harassment & assault
  41. SBA CIO Naylor resigns
  42. Cybersecurity bill gets first Senate hearing
  43. OMB Watch says Orszag ‘made budget cool’
  44. OMB’s Werfel plugs financial modernization
  45. DoD has limited cyber situational awareness
  46. DoD sees change in cyber culture
  47. Federal News Radio Reports
  48. DHS women convene inaugural diversity forum
  49. National Archives CIO Martha Morphy retires
  50. DHS promotes tech from workbench to market

Written by cdorobek

July 1, 2010 at 7:33 AM