Knowledge management is getting the right information to the right people at the right time, and helping people create knowledge and share and act upon information in ways that will measurably improve the performance of an organization and its partners.
Why is Knowledge Management critical to NASA?
- The Agency is constantly challenged to document and integrate its lessons to effectively manage the risk involved in space exploration and human space flight.
- By its nature, NASA's employees have specialized knowledge.
- Our goal is to share knowledge with each other and with the public.
- To ensure safe flight and respond to issues raised by the Columbia Accident Investigation Board (CAIB).
- The workforce in the Agency is aging, and it is essential that critical knowledge be captured and retained for future reuse.
|The 2010 North America Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) panel has awarded NASA 1st place recognition for its knowledge-based products, services, and solutions. The winners are recognized as "global leaders in effectively transforming enterprise knowledge into wealth-creating ideas, products and solutions. Working within their organizations, they are building portfolios of intellectual capital and intangible assets which will enable them to out-perform their counterparts now and in the future."
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Activities in Knowledge Management
- 2009 Personal Democracy Forum
Jeanne Holm, Chief Knowledge Architect at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, spoke on the topic "Helping Every Citizen Become a Rocket Scientist" at the 2009 Personal Democracy Forum, held June 29-30 in New York. The presentation covered how NASA is helping citizens share the excitement of space exploration and discovery, and collaborate through NASA mission Twitter feeds, blogs, Facebook, YouTube, Second Life, and other social media.
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- 2008 NASA Knowledge Management Team Meeting and Workshop
The 2008 Annual NASA Knowledge Management Team Meeting and Workshop will be held in Pasadena, CA, July 15-17, 2008.
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- Joint NASA-Ontolog- KMWG "Ontology in Knowledge Management and Decision Support (OKMDS)" Mini-series
We take pleasure in inviting you to join us at the next two mini-series sessions.
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- The International Workshop on Managing Knowledge for Space Missions was held at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California, July 17-19, 2007.
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- NASA's Enterprise Architecture Data Team Report Released
An approach to managing data at NASA has been developed under the Enterprise Architecture task. NASA identified the need to develop a strategy that would help be more consistent about the use of, reliance on, and trust in data, and which would enable information sharing and reuse.
NASA's Enterprise Architecture Data Team Report-August 2006
- NASA has been selected as a best-practice partner in APQC's Retaining Today's Knowledge for Tomorrow's Workforce consortium benchmarking study. NASA is being invited to continue participating in the Retaining Today’s Knowledge for Tomorrow’s Workforce consortium benchmarking study.
- NASA was one of the recipients of the Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) Executive Summaries this year. MAKE recognizes the best in KM throughout the world and this is one of the few, if only, times a government organization has received this award