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Biosecurity Commons: Year 1<br />Brian J. Gorman<br />Assistant Professor<br />Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Cri...
Goal of Biosecurity Commons:<br />To engage students in national security policy issues while making valued contributions ...
Methodology: Via a new “Web-tank” concept that fuses the interests and efforts of faculty and students.<br />The web-tank ...
Guiding Philosophy<br />The concept relies upon a genuine Faculty/Student partnership. <br />*Not a mere student project, ...
Immediate Attribution of student contributions available online<br />
Mastheads: Law Review inspired & reinforces pride in publicly shared work product.<br />
Software: Wiki format for database<br />
Manuscript Hosting by Scribd which is free and provides reading and download stats.<br />
Readership Stats, graphics & Readership Feedback.<br />
BsC Topics<br />
Status Brief: State-of-the-art briefing for Stakeholders.<br />
Weekly Protocol: RBP not GTL<br />-Research-<br />-Brief-<br />-Post-<br />1. Research any BsC Index Topic.<br />2. Brief ...
Sample White Board for Weekly Protocol<br />
Basic entry: citation, facts,& cross-indexed for surfing database.<br />
Analytical Report initiated ¾’s into the year using database as point of Departure<br />
Facebook Presence<br />
BsC Director & Staff from Towson University<br />
Affiliate Opportunities<br />Faculty Affiliates are welcome to join Biosecurity Commons and the companion project, Securit...
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Gorman ODNI Academic Excellence Biosecurity Commons August 2, 2010

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6th Annual ODNI Intelligence Community Centers of Academic Excellence Summer Seminar
August 2, 2010 Gaylord National Harbor Hotel and Conference Center, National Harbor, MD

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Gorman ODNI Academic Excellence Biosecurity Commons August 2, 2010

  1. 1. Biosecurity Commons: Year 1<br />Brian J. Gorman<br />Assistant Professor<br />Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminal Justice<br />Towson University<br />6th Annual <br /> ODNI Intelligence Community Centers of Academic Excellence Summer Seminar<br />August 2, 2010 Gaylord National Harbor Hotel and Conference Center, National Harbor, MD<br />
  2. 2. Goal of Biosecurity Commons:<br />To engage students in national security policy issues while making valued contributions to stakeholders through: <br />Data Mining, <br />Information Sharing, and <br />Critical Analysis.<br />
  3. 3. Methodology: Via a new “Web-tank” concept that fuses the interests and efforts of faculty and students.<br />The web-tank merges classic and cutting concepts including:<br />Traditional Think tank collaboration<br />Traditional Scholarly research & writing <br />Traditional Journal production<br />New Web-based information approaches<br />New Social networking platforms<br />
  4. 4. Guiding Philosophy<br />The concept relies upon a genuine Faculty/Student partnership. <br />*Not a mere student project, rather it’s a collaboration on a genuine contribution to the field.<br />Faculty leads, but students are relied upon for critical input. <br />Some students are co-authors while others are publicly identified researchers who are associated with their published work.<br />Analogy given to students: “A published paper on the net is like a tattoo; it is public and permanent!”<br />
  5. 5. Immediate Attribution of student contributions available online<br />
  6. 6. Mastheads: Law Review inspired & reinforces pride in publicly shared work product.<br />
  7. 7. Software: Wiki format for database<br />
  8. 8. Manuscript Hosting by Scribd which is free and provides reading and download stats.<br />
  9. 9. Readership Stats, graphics & Readership Feedback.<br />
  10. 10. BsC Topics<br />
  11. 11. Status Brief: State-of-the-art briefing for Stakeholders.<br />
  12. 12. Weekly Protocol: RBP not GTL<br />-Research-<br />-Brief-<br />-Post-<br />1. Research any BsC Index Topic.<br />2. Brief findings conforming to website specs.<br />-i.e. the facts, opinions & findings that inform policy on the topic.<br />3. Post to the BsC website.<br />4. Enter topic covered during the week on whiteboard and provide a digital copy of the sources for follow-up or verification.<br />
  13. 13. Sample White Board for Weekly Protocol<br />
  14. 14. Basic entry: citation, facts,& cross-indexed for surfing database.<br />
  15. 15. Analytical Report initiated ¾’s into the year using database as point of Departure<br />
  16. 16. Facebook Presence<br />
  17. 17. BsC Director & Staff from Towson University<br />
  18. 18. Affiliate Opportunities<br />Faculty Affiliates are welcome to join Biosecurity Commons and the companion project, Security Commons, with their own Independent Study Students.<br />Contact Brian J. Gorman at bgorman@towson.edu<br />

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