Posts By Christopher Dorobek

DorobekINSIDER: Veteran federal CIO Kirit Amin to retire

Kirit Amin, one of the seasoned guard of federal government technology executives and currently the chief information officer at the International Trade Commission, will retire for government, he confirmed to the DorobekINSIDER. He will be stepping down at the end of the year. The departure is the latest to a growing list of CIOs who… Read more »

Hillary Clinton

DorobekINSIDER: Clinton’s proposed gov IT agenda

As you probably know, there is an election coming up — five long months ahead. And as we all know and understand, elections matter. My fear has been that the coming months will be more about screaming about how the other person is going to destroy the country rather than what the candidate would do… Read more »

Book: Delivering on Digital by William Eggers

DorobekINSIDER Book Club: Eggers’ Delivering on Digital

I love books — I just do. I never get to read as much as I hope, particularly these days, but when one finds a book that causes you to really think… well, that is something that deserves celebration. One of the best ways I’ve found to make books come alive is as part of… Read more »

DorobekINSIDER: VA deputy CIO Warren leaving

Stephen Warren, who has served as the deputy chief information officer for the Department of Veterans Affairs for more than seven years, will step down from that post later this month, GovLoop’s DorobekINSIDER has learned. LaVerne Council, the new VA CIO, made the announcement in an e-mail to staff on Thursday. Warren is known for… Read more »

DorobekINSIDER: Why Government Fails – a List

Why do government systems fail? That is essentially the question raised by MSNBC Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough following word that IRS data got hacked. MSNBC’s Morning Joe on government IT problems The short but exceedingly provocative discussion that followed spurred me to think: How would I answer that question? What are the big obstacles… Read more »

DorobekINSIDER: #GovPress – Federal Times Watkins stepping down

The press doesn’t often get thanked. It’s OK — we’re easy to dislike… and we get that. But there are times when people deserve to be thanked. Federal Times editor Steve Watkins has decided to step down from that post after 15 years as the leader of that publication. Watkins told Federal Times that he… Read more »

Get ready for the super federal CIO

More than 20 years ago, then-Sen. William S. Cohen issued an investigative report billed as “Computer Chaos: Billions Wasted on Federal Computer Systems.” That report spurred the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996, which created the role of agency chief information officers in the hopes of improving how government spends billions of dollars on information technology. In… Read more »