Yes I have worked for the government as a sub-contractor (that is my contract was with a contractor who had a contract directly with the government). How did I get this sub-contract – well I was asked by a long time community member, that I trust to do research for them. This person, Anil John, also happened to work for the research wing of Department of Homeland Security called the Science and Technology Directorate (he now works for the Silicon Valley Innovation Program within the department). So yes I have worked for the government and yes I even worked for DHS but I really did the work for a human I trusted who’s work and research questions I believed in. This meant that I felt the answers would help the world be a little better and would improve the understanding of critical issues faced by the decentralized identity community/industry. All the results of all the work is public – here are all the reports. If you are “worried” about my values or my integrity because I did this work please read them before passing judgement
I worked on these first three reports with a colleague. The first one led to us getting the contract for the 2nd two.
Gaps in Government Funded Identity Research
Securing Voter Data Systems
This report was really eye opening in terms of understanding how voter registration actually works and how voting actually works. There are lots of great NGO’s working on improving our voting systems we have them all listed at the end of the report.
Entities, Identities, Registries Exploring Gaps in Corporate and IoT Identity
This report really looks at how corporate and IoT identifier systems work and what gaps exist.
These next three reports go together. I was asked based on my group process expertise and direct experience working within “government led public private processes” that didn’t really go that well – the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace.
I wrote the big report and then worked really hard to boil it down to the short version. I also found there were quite a few different process and methods that I wanted to be sure the readers of the report had access to and didn’t have to go searching the web to figure out what I was talking about. The final document at the very bottom is the Resource Version.
Here are the sections of the Resource Report.
- The Cynefin Framework
- Action Spectrum
- Criterion Institute’s Methodology
- Elephant Hunting
- 100 problems in FinTech Singapore
- Shared Language Development
- Field Guide and Questions
- Stakeholders affected by Real Names
- Details of High and Low Cost Processes
- Details of Parallel Distributed Multi-Stakeholder Engagement
- Detailed Logistics for Organizing Distributed Multi-Stakeholder Engagement
- Public Legitimacy and Public Engagement Principles
- Alignment Beyond Agreement
- Consensus Basics
- Value Network Mapping & Analysis
- Mapping Polarities
- Community Mapping Examples
- How Does Nature Do Identity?
- Roberts Rules of Order Compared with Dynamic Facilitation
- Processes for Collective Insight and Action
- Scenario and Futures Planning
- Dynamic Facilitation
- Open Space Technology
- World Cafe
- Appreciative Inquiry
- Participatory Narrative Inquiry
- Consensus Conference
- Understanding Deliberative Processes Chart
- Which Process Methods When?
- Process Time & Openness
- Openness Dimensional Cost
- Synchronous or Asynchronous
- Parallel & Serial
- Real Time Strategic Change
- What Process When?
- Additional Resources for Social Innovation Labs
- Additional Resources for Action Networks
- Systemic Change Map
- Visa History and Life