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TRADOC Knowledge Management (KM) facilitates situational understanding and decision making through the art of creating, organizing, applying, and transferring knowledge.**

Establish a culture that creates, organizes, applies and transfers knowledge to all Army Forces.   A knowledge-enabled force one learns, everyone knows.

Using Knowledge ... to Prepare, Adapt and Win!
KM = People, Processes, Technology, and Content

A Knowledge-Enabled Force -- One Learns, Everyone Knows

Enables InnovationSupports Learning OrganizationProvides for Concept, Doctrine, and Training Development

TRADOC Knowledge Management (KM) Principles: (aligned to the four functions above)



  1. Train and educate KM leaders, managers, and champions.
  2. Reward knowledge sharing and make knowledge management career rewarding.
  3. Establish a doctrine of collaboration.
  4. Use every interaction, whether face-to-face or virtual, as an opportunity to acquire and share knowledge.
  5. Prevent knowledge loss.

  6. Protect and secure information and knowledge assets.
  7. Use legal and standard business rules and processes across the enterprise.
  8. Embed knowledge assets (e.g. links, podcasts, videos, documents, simulations, wikis) in standard business processes and provide access to those who need to know.

  9. Use standardized collaborative tools sets.
  10. Use Open Architectures to permit access and searching across boundaries.
  11. Use a robust search capability to access contextual knowledge and store content for discovery.
  12. Use portals that permit single sign-on and authentication across the global enterprise including partners.

  13. Use standardize repositories that tags content allowing enterprise discoverablity and sharing capabilities to capture, preserve and make available information essential for decisions, and actions.
  14. Document Management using common taxonomies.

**Sources: FM 3-0 (Feb 08), FM 6-01.1 (July 12), Army KM 12 Principles, TRADOC KM Strategic Plan, TRADOC CKO White Paper-Army KM Governance**