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The DorobekINSIDER’s Picks for 2012

It’s been a great year at the DorobekINSIDER. Our show launched in February and 260 guests later the show is really something we are very proud of. So, for the last week in 2012, we wanted to do something different. We wanted to take a step back and highlight some of the great interviews we’ve done over the year. Stories that framed technology, hiring, career, innovation, communications and leadership.

2012 has been a wild ride for government with pay freezes, budget cuts, the digital government strategy and government conference scandals, and with the country on the brink of a fiscal cliff, it couldn’t be a more exciting time to cover the government space.

Here’s DorobekINSIDER’s Chris Dorobek’s Top Picks for 2012.

  • What would you do if you were in charge of RFP-EZ? Insights from our expert panel and fellow Clay Johnson! RFP-EZ is one of the 5 Obama administration’s projects for the Presidential Innovation Fellows, and we’re did some real collaborating. We talked to two experts and Fellow Clay Johnson to really parse out some real areas for success.

    You Know You Are Agile If…Did you know that almost 50% of IT projects fail. It’s true. So in order to help cut down on the time and money federal agencies spend on IT projects they’re moving to agile development.

  • DorobekINSIDER Live – Experts Weigh in on Tech Trends.A special edition of the DorobekINSIDER today we went LIVE. This is the second time we’ve done this and we’ll be doing it regularly in next year. The idea is to get smart people together and share ideas because we believe that the real power of information comes when it is shared.Today, we’re looking at the year in government IT — technology. And there was so much that happened this year; seemingly never ending battles.

  • The DorobekINSIDER Book Club: Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries. For the past several years, I have been hosting something I call the DorobekINSIDER Book Club — it is something like the Oprah Book Club but more wonky. Essentially, we select a book that is tied to my favorite words: It helps the government do its job better. We invite the author… and then we invite a fed — or feds — to talk about how that book impacts how you do your job.

  • #Sandy – Did the 20 Million Plus Tweets Help or Hurt Emergency Managers? When Superstorm Sandy hit the eastern seaboard earlier this month millions of people took to twitter to show their support, air grievances and ask for help. So with a record 20 million plus tweets alone on the #Sandy, how can emergency managers, the government and people in general do with all this data?

    • No more yellow tape — Did Twitter kill emergency management? “Emergency management is dead. Well, at least as most people know it. It’s time for another revolution in the professional field of emergency management that embraces the impact, expectation, challenges, and potential benefits of embracing the integration of social expectations into the general public. This is not the first time the profession of emergency management has needed to revolutionize how it approaches preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation of hazards and risks,” said Adam Crowe. Crowe is the Director of Emergency Preparedness at Virginia Commonwealth University.

    • Is Social Media the Ultimate Experiment in Big Data? Especially In Disasters? When Superstorm Sandy hit the eastern seaboard earlier this month more than 20 million people took to twitter to show their support, air grievances and ask for help. Click here for our conversation with Kate Starbird about the social media response. But Sandy wasn’t the first natural disaster to create a social media storm. And it wasn’t the first event tracked by the professors at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The team of professors run Project Epic.

  • From the Frontlines of Federal Procurement— We talk biggest challenges with DHS’s Nick Nayak. Federal procurement has seen a lot of changes since its inception back in the 1940s. Right now federal contracting does more than $500 billion dollars annually. 19 of those billion dollars are from the Department of Homeland Security. Nick Nayak is the Chief Procurement Officer at DHS.

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