Pentagon site navigates delays

Pentagon crisis information page

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Amid stepped up security surrounding the Pentagon that has resulted in snarled traffic around the nation's capital, the Pentagon has set up a Web page with information to guide people regarding parking, transportation and building access.

The Defense Technical Information Center's Real Estate and Facilities Directorate posted the crisis information page Sept. 18.

The site (www.dtic.mil/ref/crises-info.html) contains information on transportation, including changes in bus service, parking and access to the Pentagon itself.

The site also has information about the Pentagon's child-care center, which has been closed until further notice, and where people can get help.

The general theme that runs throughout the information: Security has been stepped up and expect delays.

The site is one of a number that have arisen in the week since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center.

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Christopher J. Dorobek is the co-anchor of Federal News Radio’s afternoon drive program, The Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris, and the founder, publisher and editor of the DorobekInsider.com, a leading blog for the Federal IT community.

Dorobek joined Federal News Radio in 2008 with 16 years of experience covering government issues with an emphasis on government information technology. Prior to joining Federal News Radio, Dorobek was editor-in-chief of Federal Computer Week, the leading news magazine for government IT decision-makers and the flagship of the 1105 Government Information Group portfolio of publications. As editor-in-chief, Dorobek served as a member of the senior leadership team at 1105 Government Information Group, providing daily editorial direction and management for FCW magazine, FCW.com, Government Health IT and its other editorial products.

Dorobek joined FCW in 2001 as a senior reporter and assumed increasing responsibilities, becoming managing editor and executive editor before being named editor-in-chief in 2006. Prior to joining FCW, Dorobek was a technology reporter at PlanetGov.com, one of the first online community centers for current and former government employees. He also spent five years at Government Computer News, another leading industry publication, covering a variety of federal IT-related issues.

Dorobek is a frequent speaker on issues involving the government IT industry, and has appeared as a frequent contributor to NewsChannel 8’s Federal News Today program. He began his career as a reporter at the Foster’s Daily Democrat, a daily newspaper in Dover, N.H. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California. He lives in Washington, DC.


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