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As reported in Defense Systems ... Don’t call it social networking. It’s knowledge management, and it is emerging as an essential mission-enabling tool for the Defense Department ...

... Situational awareness is the glue that holds together a team in combat operations, and one technology is emerging as a tool for the warfighter: social media...

... But this isn’t Facebook for the military. The new breed of information sharing that arises from the Web 2.0 movement is characterized as “knowledge management,” and its abilities to link important but disparate data, personnel and problem-solving skills are helping change how the military carries out its missions ...

...  “Knowledge management is not a fad, it’s a discipline, but the Defense Department doesn’t necessarily realize it because it [knowledge management] doesn’t look like a traditional discipline,” said Len Blasiol, director, Marine Air-Ground Task Force Integration Division at the Marine Corps Combat Development Command at Quantico, Va. Blasiol and other industry personnel and experts spoke recently at the Knowledge Management 2010 conference ...

...“We’re moving more toward a learner-centric environment,” said Tom Light, chief information officer and delivery division chief at the U.S. Training and Doctrine Command. Light described it as “blended learning,” a movement that is distributed, collaborative, institutional and with functional training ...

... However, the metamorphosis of military doctrine won’t happen overnight. Bill Robinson, chief knowledge officer at the Joint Forces Command, warned ...

... Social media has created a landscape of ways to connect, spread thoughts and ideas and move data, and the bottom line is, “Keep it mission-related,” said Joe Boutte, strategic adviser at TASC ...“Social tools are mission tools. These tools need to connect people and be transparent and intuitive. They link knowledge management and situational awareness,” Boutte said. “And knowledge is the most important element of production in government.”

Read on at: http://defensesystems.com/articles/2010/05/05/knowledge-managament-...


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