Collaborative Expedition Workshop #42, Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at NSF    (2REL)

Designing the DRM for Data Visibility: Building Sustainable Stewardship Practices Together    (2REO)

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1. Purpose / Description    (2TN2)

Purpose: To Gain Hands-on Experience with Data-Sharing Communities Building Tools and Stewardship Practices Using Real World Scenarios.    (2TQS)

Participants will explore a specific use case and then create a real working example using DRM concepts (including DRM Information Sharing Tool Kit) to satisfy that use case. This process will provide a sound basis for feedback on the next series of iterations of the draft DRM XML Schema and other parts of the DRM.    (2TN3)

The President’s Management Agenda (PMA) requires all federal agencies to transform the roles and relationships among people, processes, and technology in order to become a citizen-centered government. The PMA emphasizes bringing value and productivity results to citizens, businesses, and public managers. The Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA) is emerging as an important collaborative organizing process to promote the delivery of effective, efficient services. FEA Reference Models serve as catalysts for foresight and discernment around improved mission and business performance, including data and information-sharing. The Data Reference Model, in particular, will provide a concrete means for improving the capacity for mission-related sharing while also increasing the downstream value of strategic information assets.    (2TN4)

In Light of this Context, How are We Building Collaboration Readiness and Discernment? Key Workshop Questions:    (2TN6)

  1. How can multiple communities work together using relevant scenarios to build stewardship practices that support readiness and realization of a mission-driven, data-sharing network and architecture in light of the Data Reference Model?    (2TN7)
  2. How can the capacities of trust, agility, and accountability be achieved through federated stewardship among communities still building common ground and understanding?    (2TN8)
  3. How can Communities of Interest define their identities, roles, and relationships in a manner that reinforces their individual and collective capacities?    (2TN9)

/AdditionalContextualBackground - from the Network of Communities of Practice    (2TNC)

Agenda    (2TNE)

8:30am - Check-in and Coffee    (2TNF)

8:45am - Welcome and Overview - SusanTurnbull, GSA, Co-chair, Emerging Technology Subcommittee, AIC Representative to DRM WG, and Co-chair, Social, Economic and Workforce Implications of IT and IT Workforce Development Coordinating Group, Subcommittee on Networking and Information Technology Research and Development    (2TNG)

9:00am - Introductions: What are your interests in light of the workshop purpose? Who is missing from this dialogue?    (2TNH)

9:30am - The FEA Data Reference Model: Update and Vignette Walkthrough - MikeDaconta, DHS, Metadata Program Manager, Meta Data Center of Excellence and BrandNiemann, EPA, Chair, Semantic Interoperabiltiy Community of Practice (SICoP) and KiranBatchu, GeoDecisions    (2TNI)

Through a use case on information-sharing between and within government agencies, this working session will explore emerging capabilities of agencies, relative to the DRM. Participants will learn to structure the ordering of data to support Communities of Interest prototypying DRM potentials, with or without XML schema experience. The scenario exercise will be drawn from Vignette 3, Appendix D of the Second Report of the Markle Foundation Task Force on National Security in the Information Age, Creating a Trusted Network for Homeland Security See Creating a Trusted Network for Homeland Security and DRM Vignette in the Dynamic Knowledge Repository. Note: Text version of graphics are provided that can be copied for input to the DRM Information Sharing Tool Kit Pilot. Markle Foundation CD-ROM with 58 MP3 files of Information Sharing Scenario available from Danielle Petras, Markle Task Force Project Assistant, 212-713-7631    (2TTT)

DRM Information Sharing Tool Kit Pilot Instructions:    (2TTQ)

12:30pm - Lunch    (2TNQ)

1:30pm - Open Discussion - around use case exercise, in light of DRM potentials, including the prototype DRM Information - Sharing Tool Kit and steps for collaborative prototyping part 2 at August 16 workshop    (2TNR)

2:30pm - How to Build Readiness: Advancing Discernment and Value Through the DRM Information Sharing Tool Kit and ApplicationsBrandNiemann, EPA, Chair, Semantic Interoperabiltiy Community of Practice (SICoP) See Item 3 below on Related Resources from June 28th-July 18th    (2TQJ)

Six Short Presentations/ Demonstrations of 15 Minutes Each:    (2TNU)

  1. DRM Data Management Process Pilot, IanFoster, SoftwareAG, and MillsDavis, TopQuadrant (May 6, 2005) Presentation    (2TTW)
  2. Interoperable Enterprise Content Management (iECM) for the Records Management Profile (PaulFontaine, FAA, and CorneliaDavis, Documentum)(rescheduled to August 16th)    (2TQK)
  3. Building Topic Maps in OWL-DL (AnneCregan, National Information and Communications Technology Australia (NICTA) Center of Excellence) (invited)    (2TO1)
  4. Federated Repository Using the Wiki and FEA Reference Model Ontology(LogicLibrary, BrentCarlson) Presentation    (2TNX)
  5. Mining Legacy Systems to Create An Ontology-Based Repository (TomHite, Metallect) Presentation and LogicLibrary/Metallec Collaboration    (2TNY)
  6. Building a Hospital Incident Reporting Ontology (HIRO) in the Web Ontology Language (OWL) Using the JCAHO Patient Safety Event Taxonomy (PSET) (LijuFan, PhD1, DouglasBoenning, MD1, AnnetteSmith, MS1, GeraldCastro, MPH2, StaceyChampagne, MA2, JerodM.Loeb, PhD, AndrewChang, JD, MPH2. 1KEVRIC - An IMC Company, Silver Spring, MD; 2The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Oakbrook Terrace, IL) Presentation    (2TNZ)
  7. Health Information Technology Interoperability Coordination (MarcWine, GSA) Presentation    (2TO0)

August 16th Workshop (preliminary list)    (2TQH)

  1. The DRM Information Sharing Tool Kit: Phase II    (2TQL)
  2. Others to be added shortly    (2TQI)

4:30pm - ADJOURN    (2TO2)

2. Collaborative Expedition Workshop Series Background    (2TO3)

The Collaborative Expedition workshops serve individuals and policy-makers from all sectors: government, business, and non-government organizations to practice an emerging societal form that advances realization of the citizen-centric government goal of the President’s Management Agenda. Each workshop organizes participation around a common purpose, larger than any institution, including government. By learning how to appreciate multiple perspectives around the potentials and realities of this larger “purpose”, subsequent actions of individuals representing many forms of expertise, can be expressed more effectively in their respective settings. Workshop sponsors, including, GSA Office of Intergovernmental Solutions, the Architecture and Infrastructure Committee of the Federal CIO Council and National Coordination Office of the Interagency Committee on IT R&D (Social, Economic and Workforce Implications of IT and IT Workforce Development (SEW) Coordinating Group) value this “frontier outpost” to open up quality conversations, augmented by information technology, that leverage the collaborative capacity of united and diverse Americans seeking to discover, frame, and act on national potentials.    (2TO4)

A key finding of the past year, is the need to apply emerging technologies (web services, grid computing, and semantic web) to tune up the innovation pipeline with better linkages among business incubators (state economic development programs), innovation diffusion networks (SBIR, angel investors, etc.) and business intelligence centers with quality information about e-government and e-commerce gaps. Many of the agile business components surfacing in the small business innovation world are not easily discovered by e-government managers, resulting in lost or delayed opportunities for both parties.    (2TO5)

3. Workshop Archives, Collaborative Pilots, and Related Resources    (2TO6)

4. Upcoming Expedition Workshops    (2TOI)