Posts By Christopher Dorobek

NextGen 2018

DorobekINSIDER – Moderators Matter, but why do conferences matter?

The following post is an excerpt from the introduction of the book I’m writing — Moderator’s Matter: How to have conference sessions that don’t suck. The book is still in the works, but I thought I would share some of the sections as they are in progress. Before detailing why moderators matter, it is important… Read more »

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 »