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Zachary Tumin

Former Special Project Assistant to the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program (STPP) Director, September 1, 2010–December 31, 2013

 

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Former Special Project Assistant to the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program (STPP) Director, September 1, 2010–December 31, 2013

 

 

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2013

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December 4, 2013

"Getting Federal Agencies to Work Better—and Together"

Magazine or Newspaper Article, Washington Post

By Tom Fox and Zachary Tumin, Former Special Project Assistant to the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program (STPP) Director, September 1, 2010–December 31, 2013

"Today, opportunities exist to manage most collaboration with good enough security using some combination of social media, mobility and the cloud. It's critical that enterprise security and business units collaborate to make this possible."

 

2012

June 2012

"Running Al Qaeda"

Magazine or Newspaper Article, Reuters Magazine

By Zachary Tumin, Former Special Project Assistant to the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program (STPP) Director, September 1, 2010–December 31, 2013

"Getting second-rung leadership right is important for any enterprise, and for al Qaeda that meant assuring the brand and building network capacity for terror. Bin Laden was careful about deciding who would be anointed with two powerful gifts—his blessing of leadership, and formal affiliation of groups to al Qaeda central (a term he heard used by the media and, amazingly, appropriated)."

 

 

April 2, 2012

"Let's Tackle the Right Education Crisis"

Op-Ed, Reuters

By Zachary Tumin, Former Special Project Assistant to the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program (STPP) Director, September 1, 2010–December 31, 2013

"There is a crisis in American education worth going after hard. It's one we can fix, and only a fool wouldn't want to, whether its draped in the American flag or just sitting there quietly waiting to wreak havoc. Almost 1 million K-12 teachers — 29 percent of U.S. public school teachers — say they plan to quit within the next five years. Two years ago it was 17 percent. For those teachers with six to 20 years on the job — the heart of the batting order — 40 percent now say they plan to wave the white flag."

 

 

AP Photo

April 2, 2012

"Viral By Design: Teams in the Networked World"

Op-Ed, Harvard Business Review

By Zachary Tumin, Former Special Project Assistant to the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program (STPP) Director, September 1, 2010–December 31, 2013 and William Bratton

"The recent Kony2012 viral video offers proof that something special is happening as a result of all this connectedness: digital collaboration has come of age. Garnering 100 million YouTube views in six days — the fastest ever to reach that mark — Kony2012 demonstrated that digital collaboration can create astounding effects not possible just five years ago. Achieving those effects is no accident. While much is made of "emergent collaboration," Kony2012 went viral by design. The Invisible Children, Inc. team that masterminded the campaign comprised veteran media activists and fundraisers pursuing a common enough goal (a criminal's arrest), but using skills and means unique to the digital age...."

 

 

January 2012

Collaborate or Perish! Reaching Across Boundaries in a Networked World

Book

By William Bratton and Zachary Tumin, Former Special Project Assistant to the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program (STPP) Director, September 1, 2010–December 31, 2013

In Collaborate or Perish!, former NYC Police Commissioner and LAPD Chief William Bratton joins forces with senior Harvard researcher Zachary Tumin to lay out a field-tested, streetwise playbook for collaborating across the boundaries of our networked world. Where everyone is connected, Bratton and Tumin argue, collaboration is the game-changer. Technology helps — but people make it happen.

 

 

AP Photo

January 10, 2012

"Teamwork Gave U.S. Clear Harbor View"

Op-Ed, Bloomberg

By William Bratton and Zachary Tumin, Former Special Project Assistant to the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program (STPP) Director, September 1, 2010–December 31, 2013

The vision was for the world's navies, ports and shippers to collaborate to protect shipping, harbors and cities from attack. But developing such a "concept of operations" was considered a challenge so large, it would take 18 months. That's right — 18 months just to create a plan. Meanwhile, U.S. ports and those of its allies would remain vulnerable. And U.S. warships and commercial vessels entering foreign harbors would remain blind to hidden perils, even though information about a dangerous ship, cargo or crew might well exist in another agency's or company’s database.

 

2011

October 2011

From Government 2.0 to Society 2.0: Pathways to Engagement, Collaboration and Transformation

Report

By Zachary Tumin, Former Special Project Assistant to the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program (STPP) Director, September 1, 2010–December 31, 2013 and Archon Fung, Faculty Affiliate, Project on Technology, Security, and Conflict in the Cyber Age

In June 2010, 25 leaders of government and industry convened to Harvard University to assess the move to "Government 2.0" to date; to share insight to its limits and possibilities, as well as its enablers and obstacles; and to assess the road ahead. This is a report of that meeting, made possible by a grant from Microsoft.

 

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