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Christopher Dorobek (Moderator)

Co-Anchor, The Daily Debrief, Federal News Radio

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, 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,, 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, 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.

A great idea -- a government IT wiki


Why hasn't CJD been blogging regularly?



Editorial: Time for a fresh start

Few people think the government's General Schedule pay system works well.


Editorial: Census and the Internet

There is a role for the Internet in the census collection process.


Editorial: A full story

The mainstream media buries influential procurement issues under controversy-driven hoopla.


Building support for major IT initiatives

Experts on AFFIRM panel debate emerging issues in cross-government efforts.


Editorial: A civil relationship

A new administration should renew efforts to tap into the wisdom of the career government workforce.


Editorial: More headlines than help

FCW shares hopeful and depressing points about the main players at a Doan hearing.

Editorial: Innovation matters

The government should play a significant role in information technology innovation.

Editorial: The brave new world

Government policy struggles to keep up with advances in technology.


Editorial: Stating the obvious

Define government's business as the people's business.

IT Modernization


A few minutes with Michael Jones.

IT Modernization

Editorial: Embracing change

We in the IT community have dealt with change for years, but the pace seems to be quickening.

Editorial: Help acquisition workers

The next administration could save money in the long run by adding procurement executives.


Editorial: Information sharing

The government should tap industry knowledge, but it must also be wary of ethical concerns.


Editorial: Doan's to-do list

Our recommendations for how the GSA administrator can get things accomplished.


A few minutes with Adam Tuss and Caroline Baker.


Buzz of the Week

GSA's water torture.


Editorial: What are the issues?

In the coming months, we will offer thoughts about the issues that the presidential candidates should address.


Editorial: Relishing the spotlight

The government IT community has an opportunity to share its ideas for making agencies more effective and efficient.