Noel Dickover is heading up the eDiplomacy office's Civil Society 2.0 implementation effort. Civil Society 2.0 is an initiative to convene the technology community to assist NGOs involved in areas such as disaster response, digital freedom and environmental issues.
Work Experience: Noel has over 20 years experience in various areas of human performance technology, and has supported various agencies in the Department of Defense (including the Department of Navy, Air Force, Defense Acquisition University and OSD), USAID, and HHS. Noel well versed in communities of practice, online community building, open government and applications of open source to government. Noel is also a co-founder of CrisisCommons, which is a movement of technology volunteers that has transformed the way regular citizens can impact crisis-response efforts in a disaster. Recently, as a consultant to the Department of Defense, Noel has served as one of the principle authors of DoD's social media policy (Responsible and Effective Use of Internet-based Capabilities), and also way a key contributor to a number of open government efforts which were recognized in the Administration's report titled, "Open Government: A Progress Report to the American People". Noel is also a Board Member for the Open Forum Foundation, a non-profit devoted to fostering responsive, open government. Noel has been published on a number of subjects, including systems thinking, net-centric operations, risk management and communities of practice.
Education: Noel has an MS degree in Cybernetics and General Systems Theory from San Jose State University (1992) focusing on organizational change and a bachelor's degree in Anthropology from George Mason University (1990).