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Bridging Knowledge and Technology in a Dynamic World
When you buy your groceries, the best and brightest fruits and veggies have usually traveled across the country and sometimes across the world to get to you. This supply chain bypasses the perfectly fresh produce local to your community. Our traditional market practices have enormously high transportation and carbon costs, create massive amounts of wasted food, and may leave our local farmers with unsustainable businesses.
So what can we do to address these problems?
“Weatherizing my home? What does that mean?” “I’m only renting. Why should I care?” “That sounds complicated and expensive.”
These are common responses Kathy Huynh would hear from renters living in the lower-income apartment complexes where she spent time volunteering as an Energy Master. Energy Masters is a program focused on providing information and services for under-invested communities in Arlington and Alexandria. The objective is to help residents decrease their energy and water usage and utility bills, while, ideally, increasing comfort levels in units.
The pace of change accelerated across organizations over the past year, perhaps even more so across the government, given the previously limited telework capacity and available resources for robust virtual collaboration. This post focuses on lessons learned while taking a high-engagement, in-person, transformational change method into the virtual world to support the Census Bureau’s effort to design a 21st-century organization.
When Charles Clancy helped launch Virginia’s Smart City Innovation Competition in January, he mentioned that, despite being MITRE’s Chief Futurist, his job didn’t come with a crystal ball.
Instead, he told the hundred or so innovators participating in the month-long hackathon—the first of its kind in Virginia—that his job is to think beyond the challenges facing the government today, focus on likely challenges in the future, and ensure that MITRE has talent with the schooling and smarts to prepare for those problems.
MITRE brings knowledge advantage to the corporation and to our sponsors and partners. We collaborate and learn, using practices that take people, process, data, content, tools, and culture into account.
We use a wide range of processes and platforms to help stakeholders solve problems, enhance networking for distributed teams, and establish external partnerships.
We design and deliver modern knowledge-sharing capabilities that help stakeholders work safely, efficiently, and accurately. Our efforts improve the signal-to-noise ratio and focus attention on the right things at the right times.
We enable business processes and internal knowledge operations. Our search capabilities, for example, connect staff to project, staff, and career management tools as well as technical content, libraries, news, and business-related services. Technical stature pages, another capability, display degrees, coursework, technical activities, publications, conference participation, patents, and additional information of interest to project leaders looking for staff with particular skills; and other business process and operations functionality.
We use wikis, SharePoint, persistent chat, and business social media capabilities to engage staff with one another and with stakeholders securely. MITRE is a trusted broker, gathering the right teams and capabilities to solve challenging problems.
We assess quality by capturing lessons learned, re-purposing solutions, gathering team input on project assessments, and sustaining project workbooks to provision new project teams with the knowledge they need. Our products and recommendations reflect our philosophy of bringing the whole company to bear.