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Tiffany Smith


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This was a presentation from the November 2009 workshop in the Open Government Directive Workshop Series.

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Tiffany Smith

  1. 1. Knowledge and Collaboration at State Open Government: Strategies and Tactics from the Play Book Washington, DC November 16, 2009
  2. 2. U.S. Department of State <ul><li>Basic Roles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make and execute foreign policy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide consular and passport services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manage official U.S. presence abroad </li></ul></ul><ul><li>57,000+ employees worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>Produces high volume of knowledge </li></ul>
  3. 3. Knowledge Leadership Initiative <ul><li>Knowledge often hard to access </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge Leadership: A ccess and contribute knowledge anywhere, anytime </li></ul><ul><li>How we’re pursuing it: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-forming, self-managing online communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Central repository for knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connecting to expertise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrating with enterprise search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keeping it simple through social media that make knowledge-sharing part of the daily workflow </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Diplopedia
  5. 5. Communities @ State
  6. 6. The Sounding Board
  7. 7. Virtual Student Foreign Service
  8. 8. Contact and Reference Materials <ul><li>Tiffany Smith </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>@tiffanysmith </li></ul><ul><li>More information: </li></ul><ul><li>eDiplomacy page on the State Department web site </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>For State Department regulations on collaboration tools, </li></ul><ul><li>Google “5 FAM 777” </li></ul>