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The Know Net Governmentwide Demonstration Project


Know Net
 

Know Net 2 applies the extensive Lessons Learned from our nine years of work on the groundbreaking Governmentwide demonstration project, Know Net. 

Know Net 2 looks forward to building on the fine work of everyone involved with Know Net and to continuing our record of exceptional service for many years to come.  

As the successor project to Know Net and the beneficiary of its innovations, we feel it is important to celebrate the history and accomplishments of Know Net as well as to preserve, make available and continue to build upon the work done by so many. 

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History of Know Net

In 1999, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services named Know Net a Demonstration Project under Executive Order 13111This link is to an external site

Know Net quickly went from being a policy shop project to a Departmental project and then to a Governmentwide Project relied upon daily by thousands of Federal employees, contractors, grantees and citizens.

Know Net utilized a novel approach to governance by providing a direct, timely, usable, and auditable connection between law, regulation, policy, and guidance and Agency management down through bench level practitioners (Federal employees, contractors and grantees) generating a significant cost, performance and capability improvement in accountability and in the delivery of:

  • policy dissemination and oversight

  • compliance tracking and reporting

  • on-the-job training and collaboration.

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Know Net Partners and Supporters

The development of Know Net was supported through financial and in-kind resource allocations from the following Know Net Partners and Supporters:

  • Department of Energy

  • Department of Homeland Security

  • Department of Health and Human Services and its Operating Divisions

  • Department of Navy

  • Department of State

  • Department of Treasury

  • Department of Veterans Affairs

  • Federal Aviation Administration

  • General Services Administration

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration

  • Social Security Administration.

As a knowledge management, e-Learning and Performance Support - project,  Know Net's creation was unprecedented in that hundreds of senior, middle and bench level Federal professionals from both Civilian and Military Agencies across Government provided their expertise and worked to make Know Net accurate, complete, reliable and effective.  Line, staff, program, legal and policy review was done, was constantly sought and was always welcome. 

Because of this,  Know Net pioneered a living community of practice long before digital communities of practice began.  Participants thought and acted on a Federal basis, not just an Agency or Departmental basis.  Knowledge was assembled, developed, vetted and maintained by the participants because the participants cared deeply that knowledge should be available to all 24/7.

It is impossible for us to list everyone who contributed to Know Net, but credits are provided in Know Net Management Sponsors, Project Leadership, Contributors

 

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Know Net Recognitions

Know Net was recognized several times for its innovation and quality:

  • 2007 Innovations in American Government

Know Net was nominated by the Department of Energy for The 2007 Innovations in American Government Award presented by the Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in partnership with the Council for Excellence in Government. This award, now in its 20th year, is heralded as the premier public-sector honor in the nation. 

  • Grace Hopper Leadership in Technology Award

2002 Know Net was nominated for the 2002 Grace Hopper Leadership in Technology Award sponsored by Government Executive Magazine. The Government Technology Leadership Awards program recognized federal projects making exceptional contribution to mission accomplishment, cost effectiveness and service to the public. This award honors Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, a gutsy technology trailblazer and 43-year Navy veteran deeply committed to promoting innovation. The project was at Working Prototype stage when chosen.

  • Excellence in Government

2000 Know Net was named a Finalist for the Excellence in Government Award by the Federal CIO Council, the Industry Advisory Council and the Council for Excellence in Government. The project was at Advanced Prototype stage when chosen. 

  • Miles Romney

1999 Know Net Electronic Training and Support Network on the Logistics SuperSite nominated for Miles Romney Award; Awarded Honorable Mention.

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Know Net Management Sponsors, Project Leadership and Contributors
 

Know Net Management Sponsors

  • John J. Callahan, ASMB/OS

  • Marc Weisman, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, OS/ONC, Director

  • Terry Tychan, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, OS/ASAM/DASGAM

Project Leadership

  • Stephen E. Mahaney, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, OAMP/DLP
     

Project Contributors
 

Defense Acquisition University
  • Douglas Goetz

Department of Agriculture
  • Perry Broadhus, Graduate School USDA

Department of Commerce
  • Nancy Walters

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Department of Defense
  • Deborah Bennett

  • Sarah Ball

  • Tom Ruckdaschel

Department of Energy
  • Gaynel Abadie

  • Camille Beben

  • John Carpenter

  • Jerry Hanley

  • Tonya Kuhn-McClain

  • Faye Zimmerman

Department of Health and Human Services
  • Teneshia Alston, OSDBU

  • Norm Audi, OS/ASAM/OAMP

  • Gary Boyd, OAMP/OS

  • Gwendolyn Briscoe, PSC

  • William Brodt, NIH

  • Hamilton Brown, FDAKim Buechling, NIH

  • Jackie Carey, AHRQ

  • Gary Chandler, IHS

  • Lennie Childs, NIH

  • Joe Cook, OS

  • John Cousins, PSC

  • Ilene Cranisky, Office of General Counsel

  • Mike Cumming, NIH

  • Daryl Drapeau, IHS

  • Albert Gaul, FDA

  • John Grady, OS

  • Barbara Fine, IHS

  • Pat Fisher, CDC

  • Wyman Ford, IHS

  • Diane Frasier, NIH

  • Gloria Garcia, IHS

  • Kathleen Gobbett, Office of Inspector General

  • Christopher Goggins, NIH

  • Garland Gray, SAMHSA

  • Aleta Harris, NIH

  • Mendel Hill, FDA

  • Katherine Hughes, OAMP/OS

  • Peter M. Kelchner, FDA

  • James Kerr, Sr., OS/ASAM/OAMP/DLP

  • Ken Kotchenreuther, HRSA

  • Mark Lee, IHS

  • Ruth Lewis, OSDBU

  • Carol Martin, IHS

  • Ed Martin, ASMB/OS

  • Mark Minnick, NIH

  • Sherley Mizzell, NIH

  • Sue Mundstuk, ASMB/OS 

  • Waldo Nelson, DLP/OAMP/ASAM

  • Jerald O'Hara, CDC

  • David Orchard, NIH

  • Doris Pearson, OS/OAMP

  • Debra Peters, OSDBU

  • Marilyn Pittore, NIH

  • Linda Purnell, OSDBU

  • Clarence Randall, OSDBU

  • Heather Ransom, PSC

  • David Ramos, NIH

  • Debbie Ridgely, OSDBU

  • Michelle Ringo, SAMHSA

  • Reggie Roary, NIH

  • Kesa Russell, OAMP/OS

  • Alan Schoenberg, OS/ASAM/OAMP/DAP, Director

  • Margie Schultz, PSC

  • Carole Shebby, OAMP/OS

  • Raffie Shahrigian, OS

  • Harvey Shifrin, NICHD/NIH

  • Doug Smith, OSDBU

  • Suzanne Stinson, HRSA

  • Raleigh Tanner, PSC

  • Rick Taylor, NIH

  • Harry Tomlin, PSC

  • Mary Ann Veitch, Office of Emergency Preparedness, Public Health Service

  • David Walters, OS

  • Robyn York, IHS

  • Lori Walker, OS

  • Nancy Weisman, ASRT/OGMP

  • Maureen Williams, ASMB/OS

  • Marty Yazzie, IHS

  • Verl Zanders, OS

  • Dorothy Zurita, IHS

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Department of Homeland Security
  • Jack Daly, TSA

  • Joseph Gerhart, DHS

  • Barbara Hayes, TSA

  • Leslie Mooring, TSA

  • Jack Sweeney, DHS

Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Linda Stivaletti, OS

Department of Treasury
  • Steve Sosson

Department of State
  • Coreen Brown, Office of Logistics Management

  • Lisa L. Million, Policy Branch Chief

  • David Melton

  • Barry Shpil, Fleet Management

  • Daniel Young, Property Management Branch Chief

Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Bill Bardwell

  • Carla Brees

  • Elaine Jackson

  • Freddie Martinez

  • Barbara Matos

  • Robert McKenna

  • Sandra Miller

  • Charles Roberson

  • James Teal

Federal Aviation Administration
General Services Administration
  • Connie Aaron, GSA Office of Travel, Transportation and Asset Management

  • Elizabeth Allison, GSA Office of Travel, Transportation and Asset Management

  • Ted Bembenek, GSA Office of Travel, Transportation and Asset Management

  • Martha Caswell, GSA Office of Travel, Transportation and Asset Management

  • Janet Dobbs, GSA Office of Travel, Transportation and Asset Management

  • Ed Lawler, GSA Office of Travel, Transportation and Asset Management

  • John Adams, GSA Office of Travel, Transportation and Asset Management

  • James Begis, GSA Office of Travel, Transportation and Asset Management

  • Rick Bender, GSA Office of Travel, Transportation and Asset Management

  • Robert Holcombe, GSA Office of Travel, Transportation and Asset Management

  • Diedre Huber, GSA FSS

  • Laurie Feld,  GSA Office of Travel, Transportation and Asset Management

  • Lois Mandell, GSA Office of Travel, Transportation and Asset Management

  • Patrick McConnell,  GSA Office of Travel, Transportation and Asset Management

  • Stanley Milinski, GSA Fleet

  • Mike Moses, GSA Office of Travel, Transportation and Asset Management

  • Connie Pate,  GSA Office of Travel, Transportation and Asset Management

  • Jacquie Perry,  GSA Office of Travel, Transportation and Asset Management

  • Lynne Price, GSA FSS

  • Becky Rhodes, GSA Office of Travel, Transportation and Asset Management

  • Bill Rivers, GSA Office of Travel, Transportation and Asset Management

  • David Robbins, GSA FSS

  • Darlene Stickel, GSA Office of Travel, Transportation and Asset Management

  • James Vogelsinger,  GSA Office of Travel, Transportation and Asset Management

  • Bill Webster, GSA Fleet

  • Bill Wilson, GSA Office of Governmentwide Policy

Government Accountability Office
  • George Strader, Controller

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Edward Ahmad

  • Jeffrey Parker

  • Michael Showers

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Office of Federal Procurement Policy
  • Stan Kaufman

  • David Muzio

Office of Management and Budget
  • Jack Kelly

Social Security Administration
  • Rose Ann Corley

  • Brenda Gallagher

  • John Spencer

  • Chip Sraver

  • James Trickett, Deputy Associate Commissioner

U.S. Air Force
  • Rex Curry

  • Jeff Grages

  • Bob Wiley

U.S. Coast Guard
  • Henry Herzberg, Fleet Manager

U.S. Census Bureau
  • Clement Nettles

  • Robert Tudor

U.S. Maritime Administration
  • Dennis Brennan

U.S. Navy
  • Lisa Bernier

  • Bob Gill

  • David Leeper

  • Dayton Rumbough

U.S. Postal Service
  • Frank Sheer

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Know Net 2 Provides Continuity to the Federal Community

On March 31, 2008 Know Net completed its service as a Government project due to the reorganization and realignment of its sponsoring component, the Office of Acquisition and Management Policy (OAMP) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 

We want to take this opportunity to recognize and thank HHS OAMP for nine years of leadership on Know Net.

The Know Net founders completed an assessment and concluded that a continuation project should be begun. 

Due to continued interest and demand, Know Net 2 was founded to continue the work begun in the original Know Net project and to complete the mission of, and fully realize all the benefits of, Know Net.  

Many of the fine organizations and individuals involved in Know Net are or will be involved in Know Net 2 as we position Know Net 2 for success.

Know Net 2 was founded as a private sector project which will work in cooperation with public, other private and non-profit organizations to accomplish its mission.  It will continue to serve the Know Net Partners and Supporters listed above in the Federal Government as well as additional Federal Civilian and Military Agencies, Federal contractors, grantees, and of course, the citizens of the United States of America at home and abroad.

So with a tip of our hat and a deep and heartfelt thank you to the truly wonderful individuals and organizations listed above who laid a strong foundation with Know Net, we welcome you to Know Net 2!