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Gov 2.0 focused on government at expense of public

Computerworld Australia reports that Gov 2.0 is overly focused on internal benefits and not on public use. But Andrea DiMaio argues that making government more efficient is the outcome.

Monday - 11/08/2010, 04:34pm EST

Best of the DorobekINSIDER

Best of the DorobekINSIDER with the best recent interviews.

Thursday - 11/04/2010, 04:38pm EDT

E-gov assessment remains a challenge

Cary Coglianese, a professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania, tells the DorobekINSIDER it is still difficult to assess how effective these e-government initiatives have been.

Wednesday - 11/03/2010, 05:53pm EDT
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Earned value management gaining traction

Can the process of earned value management help federal agencies? Some managers are trying it out. Dr. Young Hoon Kwak from George Washington University and Professor Frank Anbari of Drexel join us with the details of a new study on the topic.

Monday - 11/01/2010, 04:02pm EDT
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Military leadership in the real world

The Harvard Business School completed a survey of how different branches of the military work in leadership positions.

Monday - 11/01/2010, 04:01pm EDT
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DHS IG releases Annual Performance Plan

The IG for DHS has a new plan for tracking its performance while tracking the department. IG Richard Skinner explains.

Thursday - 10/28/2010, 09:41am EDT
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How to adopt a plain-language strategy at your agency

Plain language is information you can find, understand, and use. The Federal Drive talks with Annetta Cheek with the Center for Plain Language.

Thursday - 10/28/2010, 09:31am EDT
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Dilemma of the difficult employee

Pat Lencioni writes in Bloomberg Businessweek about the need for managers to be direct with difficult employees.

Wednesday - 10/27/2010, 03:54pm EDT

DorobekINSIDER moderates AFFIRM meeting on Gulf Coast spill response

The DorobekINSIDER moderates AFFIRM meeting on Gulf Coast spill response.

Tuesday - 10/26/2010, 03:58pm EDT

DISA to offer classified telework perk

As part of a huge move, DISA finds little things can mean the most. To keep just a few feds on the job, a new classified telework center is in the works. We get details from DISA's Jack Penkoske.

Tuesday - 10/26/2010, 09:40am EDT
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White House, agencies get low marks for transparency

A Nextgov study finds government is not getting high marks for transparency. Nextgov's Aliya Sternstein and Project on Government Oversight's Bryan Rahija, joined the DorobekINSIDER to discuss how agencies can become more open.

Wednesday - 10/20/2010, 05:51pm EDT
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D.C. Office of Chief Technology Officer goes ROWE

The DC Office of Chief Technology Officer starts a Results-Only Work Environment, GovLoop and American Progress report.

Monday - 10/18/2010, 02:06pm EDT

Bill requires plain language in federal documents

The President has signed the Plain Writing Act of 2010. Alan Siegel joined the DorobekINSIDER to explain why it's so difficult for feds to use plain language and how to simplify their documents.

Thursday - 10/14/2010, 06:50pm EDT
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How does Canada meet green goals?

Lynn Menard, the director of the Acquisitions, Strategy and Relations Directorate for the government of Canada, spoke with the DorobekINSIDER about how Canadian agencies set and meet green procurement targets.

Wednesday - 10/13/2010, 04:45pm EDT
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What's the ROI on citizen engagement?

Wednesday - 10/13/2010, 03:44pm EDT

Coast Guard's Allen shares lessons from leading Gulf Coast oil spill response

Adm. Thad Allen headed the national response to the Gulf Coast spill. He shared with the DorobekINSIDER the successes and challenges to facing the disaster.

Tuesday - 10/12/2010, 06:04pm EDT
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The right way to reward federal employees

Washington Post's Federal Coach Tom Fox tells managers what to take into consideration when rewarding an employee.

Monday - 10/11/2010, 02:58pm EDT

Best of the DorobekINSIDER

On this Columbus Day, the DorobekINSIDER brings you the best recent stories we think are worth another listen.

Monday - 10/11/2010, 01:41pm EDT

GAO: OPM background checks need better privary protection (

A Government Accountability Office report said the Office of Personnel Management needs to do a better job of protecting private information when conducting background checks.

Friday - 10/08/2010, 02:55pm EDT
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