Knowledge Management in the Military Context

La Gestion du Savoir dans le Contexte Militaire

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Authors
  1. McIntyre, S.G.
  2. Gauvin, M.
  3. Waruszynski, B.T.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Ottawa Ont (CAN);Defence R&D Canada - Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN);Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Research and Technology Initiative, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The 21st century Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) is predominantly characterized by a rapid pace of technological change and the required transformation in doctrine and organization. The new warfare highlights the rising importance of having a knowledge advantage over adversaries. New technologies have resulted in increasingly dynamic, unpredictable and complex operations that require people to filter and analyze information from multiple sources. Sense-making, problem solving and decision-making are more complex and more essential in military situations than ever before. Similarly, know-how, expertise, and interoperability are also important factors in a military organization’s ability to attain knowledge superiority. Command and control is taking on new dimensions, and the role of military personnel is evolving into that of ‘knowledge worker’. Knowledge management (KM), which facilitates the creation and use of knowledge for increased innovation and value, could have a profound influence on the doctrinal shift anticipated by the RMA. It is important, therefore, to determine how KM might be applied to the military environment.

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Keywords
Knowledge Management;Defence Research & Development Canada
Date of publication
01 Apr 2003
Number of Pages
12
Reprinted from
Canadian Military Journal - Spring 2003
DSTKIM No
CA025818
CANDIS No
523562
Format(s):
Hardcopy

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