Discussion of The Importance of Public Service #ChangeAgents

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Following David A. Bray’s 21 September 2015 Quello Lecture on ‘The Importance of Public Service #ChangeAgents in Exponential Times’, David led a wide ranging discussion, available in this Webcast.

David Bray – The Importance of Public Service #ChangeAgents in Exponential Times – Discussion from Quello Center on Vimeo.

Abstract

Technology is rapidly changing our world, the 7 billion networked devices 
in 2013 will double 14 billion in 2015 to anywhere between 50 to 200 billion in 2020. The ability to work and collaborate securely anywhere, anytime, on any device will reshape public service. We must ensure security and privacy are baked-in at code development level, testing
from ground up and automating alerts. Legal code and digital code must work together, enabling more inclusive work across government workers, citizen-led contributions, and public private partnerships. All together, these actions will transform Public Service to truly be “We the (Mobile, Data-Enabled, Collaborative) People” working to improve our world.

Dr. David A. Bray is a 2015 Eisenhower Fellow, Visiting Associate on Cyber Security with the University of Oxford, and Chief Information Officer for the Federal Communications Commission.

He began working for the U.S. government at age 15 on computer simulations at a Department of Energy facility. In later roles he designed new telemedicine interfaces and space-based forest fire forecasting prototypes for the Department of Defense. From 1998-2000 he volunteered as an occasional crew lead with Habitat for Humanity International in the Philippines, Honduras, Romania, and Nepal while also working as a project manager with Yahoo! and a Microsoft partner firm. He then joined as IT Chief for the Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, leading the program’s technology response to during 9/11, anthrax in 2001, Severe Acute Respiratory System in 2003, and other international public health emergencies. He later completed a PhD in Information Systems from Emory University and two post-doctoral associateships at MIT and Harvard in 2008.

In 2009, Dr. Bray volunteered to deploy to Afghanistan to help “think differently” on military and humanitarian issues and in 2010 became a Senior National Intelligence Service Executive advocating for increased information interoperability, cybersecurity, and protection of civil liberties. In 2012, Dr. Bray became the Executive Director for the bipartisan National Commission for Review of Research and Development Programs of the United States Intelligence Community, later receiving the National Intelligence Exceptional Achievement Medal. He received both the Arthur S. Flemming Award and Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership in 2013. He also was chosen to be an Eisenhower Fellow to meet with leaders in Taiwan and Australia on multisector cyber strategies for the “Internet of Everything” in 2015.

Dr. Bray has served as the Chief Information Officer for the Federal Communications Commission, leading FCC’s IT Transformation since 2013. He was selected to serve as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and as a Visiting Associate for the Cybersecurity Working Group on Culture at the University of Oxford in 2014. He also has been named one of the “Fed 100” for 2015 and the “Most Social CIO” globally for 2015, tweeting as @fcc_cio.

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Delighted to Host David Bray, CIO of the FCC

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The Quello Center is very pleased to host a visit to MSU by Dr David Bray, the CIO of the FCC, and a recent recipient of an Eisenhower Fellow. He will be speaking at the College of Communication Arts & Sciences on Monday, 21 September 2015, in Room 191 at 3pm, giving one of this year’s Quello Lectures.

Dr David Bray

Dr David Bray

David has spoken recently on related topics, such as on how to reshape public service IT for the new digital era. His talk on Monday promises to be of special value to students considering careers in the public service. The title of his talk is ‘The Importance of Public Service #ChangeAgents in Exponential Times’. More information about David and his talk is available on our event site at: http://quello.msu.edu/event/changeagents-and-public-service-in-the-digital-age-by-david-bray/?instance_id=288

Join us at 3pm.

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The FCC’s David Bray to give a Quello Lecture in March 2015

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David Bray, the CIO of the FCC, will deliver at Quello Lecture on ‘Digital Age Public Service and Information Leadership: Opportunities, Challenges, and Prospects‘ on March 27th for the Quello Center in association with the Annual Conference of the International Telecommunications and Education Research Association (ITERA). The talk will be held at the Crown Plaza National Airport Hotel in Arlington, Virginia, in the late morning, tentatively set for 11:00 am – 12:00 pm.

 

FCC CIO Dr David Bray

FCC CIO Dr David Bray

David was a Visiting Doctoral Student at the Oxford Internet Institute when Bill Dutton was Director, enabling them to work together on a project focused on collaborative or distributed problem-solving with Paul David and others at the OII. Dr. Bray currently serves as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Federal Communications Commission but began working on computer simulations for the U.S. Department of Energy at age 15, to later design new telemedicine interfaces and space-based forest fire forecasting prototypes for the Department of Defense. In 2000, he joined as IT Chief for the Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, leading the program’s technology response to 9/11, anthrax in 2001, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, and other international emergencies. He later completed a PhD in Information Systems from Emory University and two post-doctoral associateships at MIT and Harvard. In 2009, Dr. Bray volunteered in 2009 to deploy to Afghanistan to help “think differently” on military and humanitarian issues and in 2010 became a Service Executive advocating for information interoperability, cybersecurity, and protection of civil liberties. In 2012, Dr. Bray became the Executive Director for the bipartisan National Commission for Review of Research and Development Programs of the United States Intelligence Community, later receiving the National Intelligence Exceptional Achievement Medal. He received both the Arthur S. Flemming Award and Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership in 2013, and currently serves as term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and as an Oxford Martin Visiting Fellow.

To follow plans for this Quello Lecture, see: http://quello.msu.edu/events/action~agenda/page_offset~1/time_limit~1427468401/

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