DSA Supports Award Winning Knowledge Management Initiatives

Single Interface to the Field (SIF) and milWiki recognized at 2009 LandWarNet Conference

Fairfax, VA, October 15, 2009 Data Systems Analysts (DSA), a provider of enterprise-wide information technology solutions and security services to government and industry , is pleased to announce that our customers received two of the Army's top Knowledge Management (KM) awards. The awards went to the Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T); Project Manager, Command Posts' Battle Command Network Support Directorate (PM CP BCNSD) for their Single Interface to the Field (SIF) initiative and to PEO C3T Chief Knowledge Office and CERDEC for their milWiki initiative. Both of these initiatives were presented awards by Lt. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sorenson, Army Chief Information Officer (CIO)/G-6 during the LandWarNet conference held in late August. The DSA-led team supported these initiatives as part of our contract with PEO C3T.

MilWiki received the 2009 Category III: Technology Dimension Army Knowledge Management award. It is included in a firewalled suite of tools called milSuite. This includes a blog (milBlog) and a Facebook-type portal (milBook) for professional networking and community collaboration. Each can only be accessed by the working military with AKO/DKO accounts or a common access card.

One of the more recent initiatives that has changed the way the Army manages doctrine is through the use of wikis. Field manuals can be updated in real-time, providing Warfighters with immediate access to the most current information and documentation available. These collaborative tools are proving essential in capturing the expertise of experienced personnel within the Army, and avoiding duplication of effort and associated costs.

Since its inception a little over a year ago, milWiki has surpassed more than 37,000 users, 10,000 pages, and 4,000 individual articles and remains under pilot to become a centralized point for updating Army field manual doctrine.

Single Interface to the Field (SIF) was the recipient of the 2009 Army Knowledge Management Award in the process category. SIF is a web-based operation that has improved how Army units remain equipped and ready. Its web portal and support operations center not only guides the Warfighter to the assistance they need, it also links them to mission-essential information such as fielding and training.

SIF also received a 2009 Project Management Excellence award from the Government Information Technology Executive Council (GITEC) in March.

DSA is proud to support programs such as these that promote knowledge management principles and practices within the Army.

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