Knowledge management — referring to the creation, organization, application and transfer of knowledge — is systematically explored in a new U.S. Army Field Manual (pdf).
Military knowledge management has been going on “implicitly since military operations began,” the Manual notes. But by making its practices explicit, the Manual aims to increase the awareness and efficiency of knowledge management and to increase operational advantage.
“The primary purpose of knowledge management is to help commanders and staffs make informed, timely decisions.” Towards that end the Manual provides a detailed schematic account of the creation and transmission of knowledge in military affairs.
See “Knowledge Management Section,” U.S. Army Field Manual 6-01.1, August 29, 2008.