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Houston, We Don’t Have A Problem: Space Made Safe

More than a half million pieces of space debris are orbiting the earth, at speeds up to 17,500 miles per hour. Clearly this debris is a safety concern for astronauts aboard the International Space Station, but it also threatens to damage or destroy spacecraft and critical…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on May 28, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

More than 90% of Gov IT Projects Fail – Eeek!

We don’t have to tell you about the challenges facing public sector IT – and Healthcare.gov was just one of the more visible procurement hurdles. The Public Spend Forum has published a study, “Billions in the Balance: Removing Barriers to Competition and Driving Innovation in Public Sector IT Markets,” – and the…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on May 27, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Celebrating Memorial Day: 3 Foundations Making a Difference For Wounded Warriors

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.  ~ Joseph Campbell

In honor of Memorial Day we here on the DorobekINSIDER wanted to take a moment and highlight three organizations…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on May 23, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The Secret to Success? Collaboration

When you read about getting ahead in life, many times you'll hear people discussing cutthroat options, ruthlessness, or other ways of dealing with the competition. But we really think that it's actually collaboration that's the key to success. Oftentimes, being a member of a collaborative group pushes members to excel, and make them feel like a part of a team effort. 

 

ACT-IAC is trying…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on May 22, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Another One Bites the Dust? Cybersecurity Done Right on DorobekINSIDER Live

A special edition of GovLoop’s DorobekINSIDER was held Wednesday. We're LIVE! We host these events once each month this year. The idea is simple: get smart people together and share ideas -- because we believe that the real power of information comes when it is…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on May 21, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Here’s Looking at You, Kid – You’re a Government Rock Star

In high school, I was a cheerleader. Pom poms and football games were my Friday night. That might not sound like a good time for many, but for me, it was the ultimate.

 

Why? Because I honestly believe that people perform better when their good work is…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on May 20, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Securing Your Future – A Look At the TSP

For the second month in a row, the Thrift Savings Plan's S Fund returned in the red. And in fact if you look over 12 months, the S Fund is up more than 20%.

 

According to statistics from the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, all other TSP funds yielded gains in April, albeit small ones. Kim Weaver, Director of External Affairs for the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, told Chris Dorobek on the…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on May 19, 2014 at 11:22am — No Comments

Securing the Ports and Securing the Nation – One Man’s Mission

In the wake of the September 11th terrorist attacks, much of the focus in the transportation world was on securing the nation's airports. But what about the other access points across the country? How secure were America's many ports?

It was that question Anthony Regalbuto, Chief,…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on May 15, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Are You Talking to Me? How to Get the Civil Service Reform Convo Started

Back in July of 2013 the president released his management agenda, which focused on three main goals: finding new ways to deliver government services more quickly and conveniently; cutting duplicative and unnecessary programs; and expanding the numbers and type of government data sets provided online. It was a powerful…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on May 14, 2014 at 12:25pm — No Comments

The Data Act Debrief: More than Meets the Eye

The Data Act was just signed into law last week – and it’s going to have far-reaching effects on federal agencies and hundreds of thousands of recipient of federal funds, such as grantees, contractors, universities, nonprofits, states and localities.

 

The …

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Added by Emily Jarvis on May 13, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Know When To Fold ‘Em, Know When To Walk Away

“You have to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em and know when to walk away.” Kenny Roggers wasn’t just talking about love in his 1980 classic song “The Gambler” -- he was also talking about poor performers.

 

Poor performers can bring down an organization,…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on May 12, 2014 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

USPS to Overhaul Retirements - Plus the 7 Gov Stories

On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER:

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Added by Emily Jarvis on May 8, 2014 at 3:11pm — No Comments

Is Gov Holding on to the Past? How to Get the Workforce of the Future!

  The government workforce is living in the time of World War II. The current general schedule classification and pay system was designed when Harry Truman was president. The last major reform to the civil service was in 1979. It’s been more than 35 years since there were any adjustments. 35 years is a long time.…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on May 8, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Do Government Managers Need To Go on Undercover Boss?

Are you and your boss on the same page? If you work in the federal government, the answer is likely no.

The Best Places to Work analysis from the Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte found for those agencies looking to drive change, the disparity between your view of gov…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on May 7, 2014 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Innovation is About More Than Technology – It’s About People

We talk about innovation all the time on the DorobekINSIDER. Innovative apps. Innovative procurements. Innovative technology. But we rarely highlight innovative people who are doing things differently. The Partnership for Public Service operates the Excellence in Government Fellows Program.  It’s a leadership…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on May 6, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

One Fewer Tech Association, What Does that Mean? - Plus the 7 Gov Stories

On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER:

  • Do you know where your money is being spent in the government? Now you will. Legislation mandating detailed reporting on federal spending passed the House Monday and is heading for President Obama’s signature. So how will the DATA Act actually work? Get insights from the…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on May 5, 2014 at 4:32pm — No Comments

Opening Up the Fiscal Blinds – Data Act Mandates Transparency

Do you know where your money is being spent in the government? Now you will. Legislation mandating detailed reporting on federal spending passed the House Monday and is heading for President Obama’s signature.…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on May 5, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Innovation, More than a Buzzword? An Idea Revolution?

Innovation. It’s the latest buzzword making waves in government. But is there more to innovation than just hype? Has the government really embraced the idea of it? Or is it merely innovation for innovation’s sake?

Philadelphia is embracing more than just the term innovation; they’ve just graduated the first class from the Municipal Innovation Academy. Andrew Buss, director of Philly’s Innovation Management, told Chris Dorobek on the…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on May 1, 2014 at 9:10am — No Comments

What Can We Learn From a Decade of Cyber Crime?

Verizon's annual Data Breach Investigations Report is one of the most hotly anticipated cybersecurity publications of the year. Based on 1,367 data breaches and more than 63,000 security incidents in 95 countries, the Data Breach Investigations Report paints a realistic picture of the current state of cybercrime.

Bryan Sartin, director of the Risk Team at Verizon, told Chris Dorobek on the…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on April 29, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Procurement Summit – How to Empower the CIO

Twenty years ago the government created the role of the Chief Information Officer. But now, two decades later, there’s still a real disconnected between procurement and IT. Procurement systems simply cannot keep up with the pace of the technology. Need proof? Just look at the rollout of healthcare.gov. Many experts say…

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Added by Emily Jarvis on April 28, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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