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Title: Facilitating Decision Making, Re-Use and Collaboration: A Knowledge Management Approach to Acquisition Program Self-Awareness
Authors: John Robey
Chris Odell
Keywords: Defense Acquisition System
Knowledge Management (KM)
Open Architecture (OA)
Capability Portfolio Management (CPM)
Business Intelligence (BI)
Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA)
Data Mining
Text Mining
Data Visualization
Issue Date: 1-Apr-2009
Publisher: Acquisition Research Program
Citation: Published--Unlimited Distribution
Series/Report no.: Knowledge Management (KM)
Abstract: Decades of reform have been largely ineffective at improving the efficiency of the Department of Defense (DoD) Acquisition System. Such inefficiency is, in part, due to complex processes and stovepipe activities that result in duplication of effort, lack of re-use and limited collaboration on related development efforts. This research applies Knowledge Management (KM) concepts and methodologies to the DoD acquisition enterprise to increase Program Self-awareness (Gallup & MacKinnon, 2008, p. 2). This research supports the implementation of reform initiatives such as Capability Portfolio Management and Open Systems Architecture, which share the common objectives of reducing duplication of effort and promoting collaboration and re-use of components. The DoD Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) Program will be used as a test case to apply KM tools to identify duplication and/or gaps in the features of select MDA technologies. This paper may also provide the foundation for future development of the Program Self-awareness concept and KM tools to support decision-making and to improve the effectiveness of the DoD Acquisition System.
Description: Program Management / Graduate Student Research
Appears in Collections:NPS Graduate Student Theses & Reports

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