Brie Gilvin

Brie Gilvin
Brie has 8 years experience in project and program management in the US government, and 4 years of translation experience. Brie worked as a signals intelligence linguist in the US Army for 6 years, including one deployment to Iraq. With experience in both the public and private sector, she has helped the agencies she's worked for find better ways to achieve their mission and eliminate wasteful processes.

Recent Posts

Open-Source Data Is Everywhere, You Just Need to Use It

Posted by Brie Gilvin on August 24, 2017

Did you know that you have access to robust conflict data on Africa? Or that the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have made reports on refugee situations throughout the Middle East available to you? What about World Bank project information? Did you know it can be readily found online? Yes, I’m speaking to you, the everyhuman at your desk (or let’s be honest—on your phone). You don’t need to be in government or work for a fancy firm to find this information.

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Tags: Control, Community

The Collaboration Conundrum

Posted by Brie Gilvin on July 13, 2017

If you have worked with or for any US government agency, you know that sharing “across lines” with other agencies is at best a headache and at worst out of the realm of reality. There are many reasons for this predicament, including long-standing workflows, simple access rules, and perhaps even fear of being redundant. It’s difficult. Failing to collaborate “across lines” deprives you and your partners of information that benefit the entire community.

Post-9/11, many agencies did in fact alter course to enhance information sharing practices, successfully preventing terrorism. In June 2015 the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) thwarted a plot by Usaamah Rahim to kill police officers. Improved information sharing between federal and local law enforcement played a critical role in disrupting the plot and preventing loss of life.

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Tags: Complexity, Control, Community

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