Past and Upcoming Collaborative Expedition Workshops    (40RO)

Collaborative Expedition Workshop #79, December 17, 2008, at NSF    (40RP)

Title: The Science of Science Policy    (40RQ)

A. Draft Workshop Purpose    (40RX)

This workshop provides an opportunity for participants to explore conditions conducive to emergence of a mature, 21st century approach to science and innovation policy. This workshop follows-on from a December 11, 2007 Expedition workshop on this topic and builds on the Science of Science Policy Workshop held on December 3-4, 2008. The Dec. 3-4 workshop was sponsored by the National Science and Technology Council's Subcommittee on Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) to open up dialogue around the November 2008 document developed by the Interagency Task Group of SBE on "The Science of Science Policy: A Federal Research Roadmap". This document serves as a first step toward systematically addressing the need for better scientific theories and analytical tools for improving our understanding of the efficacy and impact of science and technology policy decisions. An Interagency Task Group (ITG) commissioned by the National Science and Technology Council’s (NSTC) Subcommittee on Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) prepared the roadmap.    (40VA)

A primary goal of the December 17 public workshop on the Science of Science Policy (SoSP) workshop will also be to open up dialogue and receive feedback around the SoSP Roadmap. Ten important questions for this workshop:    (40VX)

Theme 1: Understanding Science and Innovation    (40VY)

Theme 2: Investing in Science and Innovation    (40W2)

Theme 3: Using the Science of Science Policy to Address National Priorities    (40W7)

In addition, this workshop will demonstrate an organizing process that can be employed anytime a purpose cuts across organizational boundaries. This is timely for workshop participants who have come to appreciate that building trusted relationships is the essence of eGovernment. How people design the organizing process for potentially “collaborative” settings, existing beyond traditional boundaries, can spell the difference between “multiplicative power” and “no power” arising to achieve high performance results that matter to all.    (40RZ)

It is likely that how we design our physical and virtual knowledge sharing environments (including scientific knowledge that will influence policy-making and innovation) will play a pivotal role in the continued vitality and creativity of our 21st century democracy. The workshop will open up dialogue to facilitate "bootstrapping" among multiple communities and institutions committed to advancing civic design in the public realm and leveraging engagement opportunities associated iwth Web 2.0. The workshop also supports information exchange among Federal Enterprise Architecture improvement activities advancing citizen-centric government including Architecture Principles for The US Government (issued by CIO Council, effective date Aug. 24, 2007).    (40S7)

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 results to citizens, businesses, and government workers by "reducing the burden" and producing measurable improvement.    (40S1)

As Communities of Practice form around priorities it is essential to gain experience in designing an organizing process to advance the human relationships that “power” the ultimate success of these endeavors. As Professor David D. Woods states, “In design, we either hobble or support people’s natural ability to express forms of expertise.” Experience gained from the design of this workshop will influence how we design future forums. Individually and as a community, we’ll be better able to appreciate and tap strategic leadership from a wide variety of sources, including local, state and regional settings where quality dialogue yields the “line of sight” connection needed by all stakeholders to engage in joint action toward shared goals.    (40S2)

"It is probably true quite generally that in the history of human thinking the most fruitful developments frequently take place at those points where two different lines of thought meet. These lines may have their roots in quite different parts of human culture, in different times or different cultural environments or different religious traditions: hence if they actually meet, that is, if they are at least so much related to each other that a real interaction can take place, then one may hope that new and interesting developments may follow." Werner Heisenberg    (40S3)

"Creativity is a process that can be observed only at the intersection where individuals, domains, and fields intersect." Csikszentmihalyi, 1999    (40S4)

"Information is the currency of democracy." Thomas Jefferson    (40S6)

Workshop planning provides an opportunity to experience shared stewardship around broad mission goals that include:    (40S8)

B. Draft Workshop Questions    (40SD)

C. DRAFT Agenda    (40SW)

9:00 a.m. - Welcome and Introductions . [ slides ] . [ audio ]    (40SX)

SusanTurnbull, GSA and Co-chair, Emerging Technology Subcommittee and Co-Chair, Social, Economic and Workforce Implications of IT CG    (40SY)

Julia Lane, NSF and Bill Valdez, DOE, Co-chairs, Interagency Task Group    (40SZ)

SuziIacono, NSF, Co-Chair, Social, Economic and Workforce Implications of IT    (40T0)

RichardSpivack, NIST and Co-chair, Emerging Technology Subcommittee    (40T1)

9:15 a.m. - Who is Here and Who is Missing? What is your Sense of Purpose in Relation to the Overall Workshop Goals?    (40T2)

9:40 a.m. - Review of Federal Roadmap and Results of Dec. 3-4 Workshop . [ slides ] . [ audio ]    (40T3)

Julia Lane, NSF, Program Director,Science of Science & Innovation Policy and Bill Valdez, DOE, Co-chairs, Interagency Task Group    (40VV)

10:30 a.m. - Open Discussion and Preparation for Break-out Sessions around Four Themes    (40T4)

10:45 a.m. - BREAK    (40T5)

11:00 a.m. - Break-out Session One    (40T6)

12:30 - 1:30 PM - Networking Lunch - on your own    (40T7)

1:30 - 3:00 PM - Break-out Session Two    (40T8)

3:00 - 3:30 PM - Report-out and Commitment to Action and Reflection: How Could Shared Missions and Cross-Boundary Goals of Agencies and Institutions focusing on Science, Technology, and Innovation policy be collaboratively advanced in 2009?    (40T9)

3:30 PM - Adjourn    (40VO)

E. Collaborative Expedition Workshop Series Background    (40TA)

Purpose and Audience: GSA's USA Services Intergovernmental Solutions Office leads monthly Collaborative Expedition workshops to advance the quality of citizen-government dialogue and collaborations at the crossroads of intergovernmental initiatives, Communities of Practice, Federal IT research and IT user agencies. The workshops seek to advance collaborative innovations in government and community services such as emergency preparedness, environmental monitoring, healthcare and law enforcement.    (40TB)

The workshops serve individuals from government, business, and non-government organizations to practice an emerging societal form, Communities of Practice (CoPs) or Communities of Interest (CoIs), that augment Government project teams, in a manner responsive to the Citizen-Centric Government goal of the President’s Management Agenda and the Public Information Access provisions of the E-government Act of 2002.    (40TC)

Each workshop organizes participation around a common purpose, larger than any institution, including government. By learning how to appreciate multiple perspectives around potentials and realities of this larger “purpose”, subsequent actions by individuals representing many forms of expertise, can be better expressed in their home and collaborative settings. By centering around people and the "whole system" challenges they organize around, IT design and development processes can mature with less risk and greater national yield of breakthrough performance.    (40TD)

Joint workshop sponsors in addition to GSA, include the Architecture and Infrastructure Committee of the Federal CIO Council, and the National Coordination Office for Networking and Information Technology Research and Development, Social, Economic and Workforce Implications of IT and IT Workforce Development Coordinating Group. These organizations value this “frontier outpost” to open up quality conversations, augmented by information technology, to leverage the collaborative capacity of united, but diverse sectors of society, seeking to discover, frame, and act on national and international potentials.    (40TE)

E. Draft Resources    (40TF)

1. Appreciation of Potentials / Tapping Creativity    (40TG)

2. Tools / Approaches / Deployment    (40TY)