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Federal Government Wikis II

 

Chris Bronk (Moderator) - Rice University

Christopher Bronk, Ph.D., is the Baker Institute fellow in information technology policy. He previously served as a career diplomat with the U.S. Department of State on assignments both overseas and in Washington, D.C. His last assignment was in the Office of eDiplomacy, the department’s internal think tank on information technology, knowledge management, computer security and interagency collaboration. He also has experience in political affairs, counternarcotics, immigration and U.S.-Mexico border issues.

Since arriving at Rice, Bronk has divided his attentions among a number of areas, including information security, technology for immigration management, broadband policy, Web 2.0 governance and the militarization of cyberspace. He teaches on the intersection of computing and politics holding appointments in both Rice’s George R. Brown School of Engineering and the University of Houston’s College of Technology, where he teaches in its National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security certified information assurance program.

Bronk has provided commentary for a variety of news outlets, including Foreign Policy, ABC, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, the BBC and the Houston Chronicle. He has published widely on cybersecurity and the impact of information technology upon foreign affairs. Holding a Ph.D. from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, Bronk also studied international relations at Oxford University and received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

 

Intellipedia

Sean DennehyU.S. Intelligence Community

Sean Dennehy has more than 20 years of experience in various elements of the US Intelligence Community, including the CIA’s Directorate of Intelligence, DIA’s Joint Staff Intelligence, and supporting US Air Force operations. As the pilot customer for Intellipedia, he has become a leading change agent for incorporating Enterprise 2.0 solutions into the Intelligence Community's business practices. He has developed an innovative “sabbatical” program that introduces Intelligence Community officers to the numerous web 2.0 applications that are being deployed on multiple intelligence networks. The focus of his efforts is encouraging a viral adoption where officers replace existing processes to take advantage of network effects encountered when individuals move projects out of “channels” and onto “platforms”. Together with a small cadre of early adopters, Mr. Dennehy is helping to break down stovepipes to allow intelligence professionals to truly act as a "community”. For their efforts to encourage this new approach to intelligence, Mr. Dennehy and his colleague Don Burke were awarded the 2009 Service to America Medal for Homeland Security.

Powerpedia

Thomas O'Neill & Cathy Tullis - U.S. Department of Energy

Tom O'Neill has worked for the Department of Energy for over 10 years. Since 2006, he served as the Web Content Manager for Energy.gov and works closely with the Office of Public Affairs. In the Fall of 2011, he began to help curate the content of Powerpedia, under the mentoring of The Doyen (Don Burke) of Intellipedia fame, as well as work on the back-end administration of the wiki. He especially enjoys working on wiki in ways that he feels will empower the editors. He is passionate about photography and enjoys running races. Tom worked in the IT Services field before joining the federal government. He has a Bachelor of Arts from Grove City College.

Ms. Cathy Tullis is the Director, Policy and Analysis at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).  Ms. Tullis focuses on improving business operation and directing policy development for the nuclear weapons complex, including three national research laboratories, the Nevada Nuclear Security Site, and four production plants.  She is currently the voice of Powerpedia, DOE’s internal wiki, within NNSA; has trained countless users; and facilitated the transfer of NNSA knowledge onto the wiki.

She was also a Security Specialist for the NNSA in Washington, DC and in Las Vegas, NV.  In this capacity, she managed and oversaw the Nuclear Weapons Complex programs for Information Security, Classification, foreign ownership determinations, classified visits, and foreign national visits.  She developed and published policy for protection of classified information and special nuclear material.  Additionally, she coordinated the NNSA-wide implementation of Integrated Security Management. 

Throughout her career with DOE, Ms. Tullis has been the lead for cost saving government initiatives, including the implementation of new technologies to improve business operations.

 

Diplopedia

Tiffany Smith - Office of eDiplomacyU.S. Department of State

Tiffany Smith is the Acting Deputy Division Chief for Knowledge Leadership at the Office of eDiplomacy.  Her team develops and supports projects that help personnel throughout the Department to find and share information and collaborate effectively, including Diplopedia, Corridor, Communities @ State, and Search.  She has also served as Collaboration Policy Advisor for The Sounding Board and project lead for Diplopedia, and she led the development and launch of the Virtual Student Foreign Service in 2009.  Tiffany was the recipient of a 2010 NextGov Award for innovative uses of technology in the U.S. Government, and she has also received Superior and Meritorious Honor Awards for her work in the Office of eDiplomacy and in support of the 2010 Nuclear Security Summit.

Wikireaucracy

Chris Bronk (Moderator) - Rice University

Christopher Bronk, Ph.D., is the Baker Institute fellow in information technology policy. He previously served as a career diplomat with the U.S. Department of State on assignments both overseas and in Washington, D.C. His last assignment was in the Office of eDiplomacy, the department’s internal think tank on information technology, knowledge management, computer security and interagency collaboration. He also has experience in political affairs, counternarcotics, immigration and U.S.-Mexico border issues.

Since arriving at Rice, Bronk has divided his attentions among a number of areas, including information security, technology for immigration management, broadband policy, Web 2.0 governance and the militarization of cyberspace. He teaches on the intersection of computing and politics holding appointments in both Rice’s George R. Brown School of Engineering and the University of Houston’s College of Technology, where he teaches in its National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security certified information assurance program.

Bronk has provided commentary for a variety of news outlets, including Foreign Policy, ABC, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, the BBC and the Houston Chronicle. He has published widely on cybersecurity and the impact of information technology upon foreign affairs. Holding a Ph.D. from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, Bronk also studied international relations at Oxford University and received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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