BCKS 5th Annual U.S. Army Combined Arms Center Army Operational Knowledge Management Conference, 19-23 October 2009 CAC Logo

Winning the Current Fight


Agenda

Knowledge Management for the Current Fight

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Monday, 19 October

Pre-Conference Events

  • 1000-1700, Setup & Registration
  • 1800-2000 Kick Off, "The Role of Team Peer Assists in Learning Before and While Fighting," Speaker Mr. Kent Greenes, introduced by COL Charles J. Burnett, Director, Battle Command Knowledge System (BCKS)
Tuesday, 20 October
  • 0800-0820 Mr. Dale Ormond, Deputy to the Commanding General, US Army Combined Arms Center, "Welcome and Vision, Transforming the Army Knowledge Value Stream," introduced by COL Charles J. Burnett, Director, BCKS Presentation: PPTPowerPoint format | PDFPDF format
  • 0820-0830 GEN Martin E. Dempsey, Commanding General, US Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), introduced by Mr. Dale Ormond, Deputy to the Commanding General, US Army Combined Arms Center, "Knowledge Management Spearheads Individual and Institutional Adaptation" (video)  Video: FlashFlash format
  • 0830-0915 BG Jeffery Marshall, Director, J7, US European Command (EUCOM), "Adaptive Team Building in a Joint, Interagency and Multinational Environment"
  • 0915-0930 Break
  • 0930-1000 Mr. Bradley J. Mason, Chief, G-3/5/7 Strategic Initiatives Division, US Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), "Leveraging KM to Enable Institutional Adaptation and Improve ARFORGEN: Develop an Army Enterprise Information Architecture"
  • 1000-1045 Mr. Fred M. Rawcliffe and LTC Jeffrey A. Hannon, G3/5/7, US Army Forces Command, "US Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Knowledge Management for Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN)"
  • 1045-1100 Break
  • 1100-1200 Mr. Charles J. "Jack" Holt, Senior Strategist for Emerging Media, Department of Defense, "Social Learning and Performance in the Age of the Unthinkable" Presentation: PPTPowerPoint format | PDFPDF format
  • 1200-1230 Buffet lunch
  • 1230-1315 Luncheon Keynote, Brigadier General Nicolas E. Matern, Deputy Commanding General-Operations, XVIII Airborne Corps & Fort Bragg, "Knowledge Management in Multinational Corps Iraq" (DCO)
  • 1315-1330 Break
  • 1330-1500, Track Sessions: Presentations
    • Track-1 Adaptive Units and Organizations, Echelons Above Corps
      • Track Senior Mentors, LTG (R) Frederic J. Brown, Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) and BG Jeffery Marshall, J7, US European Command (EUCOM)
      • Track Facilitator, Mr. Jerry Dillard, Battle Command Knowledge System Contract Support (Team CSC / DRC / SKS)
        • 1330-1400 BG Jeffery Marshall, J7, US European Command (EUCOM), "Decision-making within an Joint, Interagency, Multinational Environment"
        • 1400-1415 Mr. James L. Matney, Chief Knowledge Officer, US Pacific Command (PACOM), "US Pacific Command as an Adaptive Learning Organization: The Role of Knowledge Management"
        • 1415-1445 COL Patricia Quinn, Chief Knowledge Officer, US Army Pacific (USARPAC), "US Army Pacific as an Adaptive Learning Organization: Establishing Knowledge Management in an Army Service Component Command" (DCO)
        • 1445-1500 Ms. Jamie Hatch, Knowledge Management Officer, Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, "Knowledge-Based Command and Control in the US Pacific Fleet: Using knowledge Management to Build Decision Superiority"
    • Track-2 Adaptive Units at Corps and Below
      • Track Senior Mentors, Mr. Kent Greenes, Founder and President, Greenes Consulting and Mr. Bradley J. Mason, Chief, G-3/5/7 Strategic Initiatives Division, US Army Forces Command (FORSCOM)
      • Track Facilitator, Mr. Phil Tackett, Battle Command Knowledge System Contract Support (Team CSC / DRC / SKS)
        • 1330-1345 LTC Tony Burgess, Center for the Advancement of Leader Development and Organizational Learning, US Military Academy (West Point), "Using the CompanyCommand.mil Leader Challenge Across Professional and Warfighter Forums to Support Leader Development in Unit Leader Teams" Presentation: PPTPowerPoint format | PDFPDF format
        • 1345-1400 COL Doug Crissman, Director, Heavy Brigade Combat Team Warfighter Forum, III Corps, "Using Heavy Brigade Combat Team (HBCT) Warfighter Forum (WfF) to Communicate with HBCT Commanders, and to Communicate Their Actionable Insights to the Institutional Army"
        • 1400-1415 COL Gregory S. Johnson, Deputy Rear Commander, III Corps, "Knowledge Transfer of Lines, From Current (I Corps) to Follow-on (III Corps) Multinational Corps-Iraq" Presentation: PPTPowerPoint format | PDFPDF format
        • 1415-1430 Mr. Robert Bowen, Chief TRADOC Capability Manager Gaming, Futures Division, National Simulation Center, CAC-Training, "Virtual Battle Space 2 (VBS2) for Collaborative Leader-Team Development"
        • 1430-1445 Jimmy Davis, Chief, FM 7-0/7-1 Writing Team, Collective Training Directorate, CAC-Training, "Army Training Net"
    • Track-3 Adaptive Universities
      • Track Senior Mentors, BG Edward C. Cardon, Director, US Army Combined Arms Center Leader Development and Education (CAC LD&E), and Deputy Commandant, US Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) and Mr. Kirby R. Brown, SES, Deputy Commander to the Commanding General, United States Army Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill (USAFCOEFS)
      • Track Facilitator, Mr. Michael I. Prevou, Battle Command Knowledge System Contract Support (Team CSC / DRC / SKS)
        • 1330-1345 Mr. Patrick Conway, Chief Knowledge Officer, Command Group, US Army Combined Arms Support Command (CASCOM), "Using Knowledge Management at the Combined Arms Support Command to Build the Adaptive University of the Future"
        • 1345-1415 Mr. Randall Krug, Director, Joint and Advanced Concepts Division, J7, National Guard Bureau, and LTC Gregory A. Pickell, Chief, Training Technology Branch, J7, National Guard Bureau, and Director, Virtual Learning Technologies, Defense Acquisition University, "Enabling the University Without Walls Using the US Nexus Virtual World"
        • 1415-1430 Mr. Lynn Rolf, Mr. Director of Educational Technology, US Army Command and General Staff College, "Building the Info-structure for Advanced Blended Learning: Lewis and Clark as Foundation for Land Warfare University" Presentation: PPTPowerPoint format | PDFPDF format
        • 1430-1500 Michael G. Shanley and James C. Crowley, Senior Analysts, RAND Corporation, "Making Improvements to the Army Distributed Learning Program"
    • Track-4 Adaptive Doctrine and Tactics, Techniques and Procedures
      • Track Senior Mentors, Dr. Nancy M. Dixon, Founder and President, Common Knowledge Associates, and Mr. Jeffery Varney, Senior Advisor, Process Improvement Practice Lead, APQC
      • Track Facilitator, Mr. John J. Nelson, Battle Command Knowledge System Contract Support (Team CSC / DRC / SKS)
        • 1330-1400 Mr, James A. Benn, Deputy Director, Combined Arms Doctrine Directorate (CADD), "Doctrine Re-Engineering and the Army Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (ATTP) Wiki: Origins, Current State, Desired End State"
        • 1400-1415 Mr. Michael A. Kirby, Director of Army / Land Programs, CSC, formerly Deputy Under Secretary of the Army (Business Transformation), "Using Lean Six Sigma and Knowledge Management to Support an Adaptive Army Codification Value Stream"
        • 1415-1430 LT COL Liam Hale, Staff Officer Grade 1 Army Knowledge Management, Land Warfare Development Centre, "Lessons Learned and Doctrine Development in the Australian Learning Organization"
        • 1430-1445 Mr. Daniel L.A. French, Chief Lessons Learned Branch, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI), US Army War College, "Knowledge Management for Peacekeeping: The Stability Operations Lessons Learned Information Management System (SOLLIMS)"
        • 1445-1500 Bob Pokorny, Ph.D., Principal Scientist, Education and Training Technology, John Leddo, Senior Cognitive Scientist, and Jyotirmaya Nanda, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Intelligent Automation, Inc., "The Warfighter Wiki: Electronic Continuity Folders for Conveying Local, Situated Knowledge"
    • Track-5 Adaptive Technology
      • Track Senior Mentors, COL Earl D. Noble, Project Manager, Army Knowledge Online (AKO) / Defense Knowledge Online (DKO) and Mr. David Jimenez, Associate Director for Systems Engineering, Communications-Electronics Research, Development, and Engineering Center (CERDEC), US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM)
      • Track Facilitator, Mr. Joseph R. Growney, Battle Command Knowledge System Contract Support (Team CSC / DRC / SKS)
        • 1330-1400 Mr. Terry M. Edwards, SES, Deputy Chief of Staff for Corporate Information / Chief Information Officer, Army Materiel Command, "Building an Adaptive Integrated Knowledge Environment in Army Materiel Command"
        • 1400 -1430 Mr. Jonathan D. Yancey and Mr. Ivan A. Anaya, Contract Support (Booz Allen Hamilton), G3/5/7, US Army Forces Command, "The FORSCOM Continuity Project: Mitigating Lost Knowledge During Base Realignment and Closing"
        • 1430-1445 Mr. Fred Saucedo, Counter-IED Operations Integration Center Program (COIC) Systems Manager, Joint Task Force-North, "Creating an Interagency Collaborative and Decision-making Environment with COIC and the Multi-Agency Collaboration Enterprise (MACE): The Challenges of Knowledge Networking the Department of Defense, the Department of Home Land Defense, and the Department of Justice"
        • 1445-1500 LTC Tony Burgess, Center for the Advancement of Leader Development and Organizational Learning, US Military Academy (West Point), "The Battle Command Knowledge System Virtual Community and Social Platform: Current Capabilities and Future Developments"
    • Track-6 Adaptive Governance
  • 1500-1515 Break
  • 1515-1600 Training Sessions, Part 1
    • TS 2 - KM in the Field: Stategies, Location: Salons D and E
    • TS 6 - Content Management for the Warfighter, Location: Arkansas and Illinois Suites
    • TS 8 - AKO/DKO Today: An Overview of AKO/DKO, Location: Salon A
    • TS 10 - Conducting Knowledge Assessments, Location: Independence and Liberty Suites
  • 1600-1620 Break
  • 1620-1715 Training Sessions, Part 2
    • TS 3 - Applying the Wiki to Improve Collaboration, Location: Salon B
    • TS 4 - B2C2WG, Location: Arkansas and Illinois Suites
    • TS 7 - Developing an Army Professional Forum, part 1, Location: Independence and Liberty Suites
  • 1800-2000 KMO Social, by invitation. Location: Salon A
Wednesday, 21 October
  • 0800-0845 BG Allen Batschelet, G3, US Army Europe, and Major Jason Caldwell, "Knowledge Management in Counterinsurgency: The 4th Infantry Division in Iraq"
  • 0845-0900 Break
  • 0900-0945 Dr. Mark Nissen, C2 Chair and Director of Center for Edge Power, Naval Postgraduate School, "Knowledge Dynamics in Military Learning Organizations" Presentation: PPTPowerPoint format | PDFPDF format
  • 0945-1000 Break
  • 1000-1045 Mr. Kirby R. Brown, SES, Deputy Commander to the Commanding General, United States Army Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill (USAFCOEFS), "Joint and Combined Fires University: Establishing a University Without Walls to Support Unit Learning Organizations and Life-Long Learners"
  • 1045-1100 Break
  • 1100-1200 Chris Hardy, Ph.D., is the Director of the Global Learning Center of the Defense Acquisition University. "Learning at the Point of Need: Building an Adaptive Defense Acquisition University by Integrating Knowledge Management with Distributed and Classroom Learning"
  • 1200-1230 Buffet Lunch
  • 1230-1315 Luncheon Keynote, BG Edward C. Cardon, Director, US Army Combined Arms Center Leader Development and Education, and Deputy Commandant, US Army Command and General Staff College, "Land Power University and the Adaptive Army Institution"
  • 1315-1330 Break
  • 1330-1500, Track Sessions: Presentations and Facilitated Discussion
    • Track-1 Adaptive Units and Organizations, Echelons Above Corps
      • Track Senior Mentors, LTG (R) Frederic J. Brown, Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) and BG Jeffery Marshall, J7, US European Command (EUCOM)
      • Track Facilitator, Mr. Jerry Dillard, Battle Command Knowledge System Contract Support (Team CSC / DRC / SKS)
        • 1330-1345 LTC Andrew M. Mortensen, Chief Knowledge Management Officer, US Army Europe (USAREUR), "Knowledge Management in US Army Europe"
        • 1345-1400 Mr. Jonathan Kaupp, Joint Task Force-North, Knowledge Management (KM) Systems Integrator, "The JTF-N Support Concept for Interagency Knowledge Management (Intelligence and Information Sharing)"
        • 1400-1500 Mr. Jerry Dillard, Facilitator, BCKS Contract Support (Team CSC / DRC / SKS), Conversation on Adaptive Units and Organizations, Echelons above Corps: What is the Current State? What is our Desired Future State?
    • Track-2 Adaptive Units at Corps and Below
      • Track Senior Mentors, Mr. Kent Greenes, Founder and President, Greenes Consulting and Mr. Bradley J. Mason, Chief, G-3/5/7 Strategic Initiatives Division, US Army Forces Command (FORSCOM)
      • Track Facilitator, Mr. Phil Tackett, Battle Command Knowledge System Contract Support (Team CSC / DRC / SKS)
        • 1330-1400 Bryan W. Hallmark, Senior Social Scientist, RAND Corporation, "Sharing the Wisdom of Warriors: Assessing the Stryker Brigade Combat Team Warfighters' Forum"
        • 1400-1500 Mr. Phil Tackett, Facilitator, BCKS Contract Support (Team CSC / DRC / SKS), Conversation on Adaptive Units and Organizations, Echelons below Corps: What is the Current State? What is our Desired Future State?
    • Track-3 Adaptive Universities
      • Track Senior Mentors, BG Edward C. Cardon, Director, US Army Combined Arms Center Leader Development and Education (CAC LD&E), and Deputy Commandant, US Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) and Mr. Kirby R. Brown, SES, Deputy Commander to the Commanding General, United States Army Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill (USAFCOEFS)
      • Track Facilitator, Mr. Michael I. Prevou, Battle Command Knowledge System Contract Support (Team CSC / DRC / SKS)
        • 1345-1400 Mr. Ronald Simmons, Director of Knowledge Management Integration, Office of the Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration, "The Marines Corps Virtual Work Environment as Enabler for Action and Learning While Doing" Presentation: PPTPowerPoint format | PDFPDF format
        • 1330-1500 Dr. Michael I. Prevou, Facilitator, BCKS Contract Support (Team CSC / DRC / SKS), Conversation on Adaptive Universities: What is the Current State? What is our Desired Future State?
    • Track-4 Adaptive Doctrine and Tactics, Techniques and Procedures
      • Track Senior Mentors, Dr. Nancy M. Dixon, Founder and President, Common Knowledge Associates, and Mr. Jeffery Varney, Senior Advisor, Process Improvement Practice Lead, APQC
      • Track Facilitator, Mr. John J. Nelson, Battle Command Knowledge System Contract Support (Team CSC / DRC / SKS)
        • 1330-1345 LTC Tony Burgess, Center for the Advancement of Leader Development and Organizational Learning, US Military Academy (West Point), "Using 'Talking About Books' in Battle Command Knowledge System (BCKS) Professional Forums to Inculcate and Dynamically Update Lessons Learned, Doctrine and Army Tactics, Techniques and Procedures"
        • 1345-1330 Mr. Jeffery Varney, Senior Advisor, Process Improvement Practice Lead, APQC, "Capture and Fusion of Evolving Knowledge via Communities of Practice (CoPs)"
        • 1400-1500 Mr. John Nelson, Facilitator, BCKS Contract Support (Team CSC / DRC / SKS), Conversation on Adaptive Doctrine and Tactics, Techniques and Procedures: What is the Current State? What is our Desired Future State?
        • J-CIM Overview Brief, Lt Col Curtis Green  Presentation: PPTPowerPoint format | PDFPDF format
    • Track-5 Adaptive Technology
      • Track Senior Mentors, COL Earl D. Noble, Project Manager, Army Knowledge Online (AKO) / Defense Knowledge Online (DKO) and Mr. David Jimenez, Associate Director for Systems Engineering, Communications-Electronics Research, Development, and Engineering Center (CERDEC), US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM)
      • Track Facilitator, Mr. Joseph R. Growney, Battle Command Knowledge System Contract Support (Team CSC / DRC / SKS)
        • 1330-1345 Mr. Todd Miller, Web 2.0 Project Lead, MilTech Solutions Office, Program Executive Office Command Control Communications Tactical, "MilBook: Connecting the DoD One Click at a Time"
        • 1345 -1430 Mr. Joseph R. Growney, BCKS Contract Support (Team CSC / DRC / SKS), Conversation on Adaptive Technology: What is the Current State? What is our Desired Future State?
        • 1430-1500 Mr. Ronald Simmons, Director of Knowledge Management Integration, Office of the Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration, "How the Marines Corps is Using Microsoft Office SharePoint 2007 to Achieve Knowledge Management Integration"
    • Track-6 Adaptive Governance
  • 1500-1515, Break
  • 1515-1600 Training Sessions, Part 1
    • TS 2 - KM in the Field: Strategies, Location: Salons D and E
    • TS 7 - Deploying an Army Professional Forum, Part 2, Location: Independence and Liberty Suites
    • TS 8 - AKO/DKO Today: Build a Personal Site on AKO/DKO, Location: Salon A
    • TS 9 - Social Media, Location Arkansas and Illinois Suites
  • 1600-1620 Break
  • 1620-1715 Training Sessions, Part 2
    • TS 3 - Applying the Wiki to Improve Collaboration, Location: Salon B
    • TS 6 - Content Management for the Warfighter, Part 2, Location: Arkansas and Illinois Suites
    • TS 11 - KM in the Future, Location: Independence and Liberty Suites
Thursday, 22 October
  • 0800-0845 Mr. Phillip Andrews is the Chief of the Operations Coordination Center at the Center for Army Lessons Learned, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. "The Center for Army Lessons Learned in the Networked Army Learning Organization"
  • 0845-0900 Break
  • 0900-0945 COL Earl D. Noble, Project Manager, Army Knowledge Online (AKO) / Defense Knowledge Online (DKO), "Army Knowledge Online, the Culture of Collaboration, Knowledge Dynamics and Web 2.0" Presentation: PPTPowerPoint format | PDFPDF format
  • 0945-1000 Break
  • 1000-1045 Mr. David Jimenez, Associate Director for Systems Engineering, Communications-Electronics Research, Development, and Engineering Center (CERDEC), US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM), "Social Media (Web 2.0) Inside the Firewall for Military Operations: The Origins, Purpose and Design of milSuite"
  • 1045-1100 Break
  • 1100-1150 Conference Keynote, LTG P.K. (Ken) Keen, Military Deputy Commander, US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), "Teams of Leaders and Transformation in a Geographic Combatant Command"
  • 1200-1330, Lunch: Open
  • 1330-1500, Tracks: Develop an Action Plan on Topic
    • Track-1 Adaptive Units and Organizations, Echelons Above Corps
      • Track Senior Mentors, LTG (R) Frederic J. Brown, Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) and BG Jeffery Marshall, J7, US European Command (EUCOM)
      • Track Facilitator, Mr. Jerry Dillard, Battle Command Knowledge System Contract Support (Team CSC / DRC / SKS)
        • 1330 -1335 Mr. Jerry Dillard, Facilitator, BCKS Contract Support (Team CSC / DRC / SKS), "Getting on the Same Page: How We Develop a One-Page Action Plan"
        • 1335-1500 Mr. Jerry Dillard, Facilitator, BCKS Contract Support (Team CSC / DRC / SKS), Development of a One-Page Plan for Narrowing the Gap Between Current State and Desired End State, Adaptive Units and Organizations, Echelons above Corps
    • Track-2 Adaptive Units at Corps and Below
      • Track Senior Mentors, Mr. Kent Greenes, Founder and President, Greenes Consulting and Mr. Bradley J. Mason, Chief, G-3/5/7 Strategic Initiatives Division, US Army Forces Command (FORSCOM)
      • Track Facilitator, Mr. Phil Tackett, Battle Command Knowledge System Contract Support (Team CSC / DRC / SKS)
        • 1330 -1335 Mr. Phil Tackett, Facilitator, BCKS Contract Support (Team CSC / DRC / SKS), "Getting on the Same Page: How We Develop a One-Page Action Plan"
        • 1335-1500 Mr. Phil Tackett, Facilitator, BCKS Contract Support (Team CSC / DRC / SKS), Development of a One-Page Plan for Narrowing the Gap Between Current State and Desired End State, Adaptive Units, Echelons below Corps
    • Track-3 Adaptive Universities
      • Track Senior Mentors, BG Edward C. Cardon, Director, US Army Combined Arms Center Leader Development and Education (CAC LD&E), and Deputy Commandant, US Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) and Mr. Kirby R. Brown, SES, Deputy Commander to the Commanding General, United States Army Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill (USAFCOEFS)
      • Track Facilitator, Mr. Michael I. Prevou, Battle Command Knowledge System Contract Support (Team CSC / DRC / SKS)
        • 1330 -1335 Mr. Michael I. Prevou, Facilitator, BCKS Contract Support (Team CSC / DRC / SKS), "Getting on the Same Page: How We Develop a One-Page Action Plan"
        • 1335-1500 Mr. Michael I. Prevou, Facilitator, BCKS Contract Support (Team CSC / DRC / SKS), Development of a One-Page Plan for Narrowing the Gap Between Current State and Desired End State, Adaptive Universities
    • Track-4 Adaptive Doctrine and Tactics, Techniques and Procedures
      • Track Senior Mentors, Dr. Nancy M. Dixon, Founder and President, Common Knowledge Associates, and Mr. Jeffery Varney, Senior Advisor, Process Improvement Practice Lead, APQC
      • Track Facilitator, Mr. John J. Nelson, Battle Command Knowledge System Contract Support (Team CSC / DRC / SKS)
        • 1330 -1335 Mr. John J. Nelson, Facilitator, BCKS Contract Support (Team CSC / DRC / SKS), "Getting on the Same Page: How We Develop a One-Page Action Plan"
        • 1335-1500 Mr. John J. Nelson, Facilitator, BCKS Contract Support (Team CSC / DRC / SKS), Development of a One-Page Plan for Narrowing the Gap Between Current State and Desired End State, Adaptive Doctrine and Tactics, Techniques and Procedures
    • Track-5 Adaptive Technology
      • Track Senior Mentors, COL Earl D. Noble, Project Manager, Army Knowledge Online (AKO) / Defense Knowledge Online (DKO) and Mr. David Jimenez, Associate Director for Systems Engineering, Communications-Electronics Research, Development, and Engineering Center (CERDEC), US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM)
      • Track Facilitator, Mr. Joseph R. Growney, Battle Command Knowledge System Contract Support (Team CSC / DRC / SKS)
        • 1330 -1335 Mr. Joseph R. Growney, Facilitator, BCKS Contract Support (Team CSC / DRC / SKS), "Getting on the Same Page: How We Develop a One-Page Action Plan"
        • 1335-1500 Mr. Joseph R. Growney, BCKS Contract Support (Team CSC / DRC / SKS), Development of a One-Page Plan for Narrowing the Gap Between Current State and Desired End State, Adaptive Technology
    • Track-6 Adaptive Governance
  • 1500-1515, Break
  • 1515-1600 Training Sessions, Part 1
    • TS 1 - TTPs for Improving Collaboration across Interagency Teams, Location: Westport Suite
    • TS 4 - B2C2WG, Location: Independence and Liberty Suites
    • TS 5 - Integrating Professional Forums in the Classroom to Improve Informal Learning, Location: Lakeview Room
    • TS 6 - Content Management for the Warfighter, Part 3, Location: Salon B
    • TS 8 - AKO/DKO Today: What's New, Location: Salon A
  • 1600-1620 Break
  • 1620-1715 Training Sessions, Part 2
    • TS 3 - Applying the Wiki to Improve Collaboration, Location: Lakeview Room
    • TS 10 - Conducting Knowledge Assessments, Location: Independence and Liberty Suites
  • 1800-2000, Dinner Keynote, Dr. Nancy M. Dixon, Founder and President, Common Knowledge Associates, "Integrating Military Web 2.0 (milSuite), Lessons Learned Integration (L2I) and Warfighter and Professional Forums behind AKO to Create and Transfer Common Knowledge: Some Thoughts on the Way Ahead," Location: Salons A-C  Presentation: PPTPowerPoint format | PDFPDF format
Friday, 23 October
  • 0800-0900 Mr. Dwaine Boteler, Knowledge Management Director, LTC Stewart Liles, Knowledge Management Officer, and MAJ Joel Houk, Battle Command Officer, Multinational Corps Iraq, "Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence in the Current Fight in Iraq"
  • 0915-1000 LTG (R) James M. Dubik, Founder Dubik Associates and First Senior Fellow, Institute for the Study of War (formerly Commanding General, Multi National Security Transition Command-Iraq or MNSTC-I and Commanding General, I Corps and Fort Lewis), "Leader Teams"
  • 1000-1200 Track Brief Outs to Mr. Dale Ormond, Deputy to the Commanding General, US Army Combined Arms Center, and to the Army Command (ACOM) Chief Knowledge Officers
 Collaboration Corner
  • Tuesday-Thursday, AOKM Conference Interview Series: Collaboration Corner (Red Couch). Recorded Interviews throughout the day Tuesday through Thursday in the Kansas Room. More...
    • Purpose: To capture the tacit knowledge of participants at the AOKM Conference and create a library of digital stories about KM initiatives, challenges and a vision for the future.
    • As an organization rooted in the culture of collaboration enabled by knowledge management and technology, BCKS has created the Collaboration Corner as an open forum for practitioners influencing the collaborative KM landscape to comment on initiatives, obstacles, challenges and the future on knowledge management in the military. Join us in these conversations about the possibilities, challenges and requirements and help us shape the future of operational knowledge management in the Army.
    • Potential Questions
      1. Would you give us your name, position, and organization?
      2. How have you applied KM and or collaborative technology in your organization?
      3. Why is knowledge management (collaboration technologies) important for the Army (or your organization)?
      4. Can you tell us a story of how a KM initiative has saved a life, time or money?
      5. What are the most important challenges for knowledge management in your organization?
      6. If DA could change one policy that would enable better collaboration, what would it be? Or
      7. Where do you see KM in the next 10-25 years from now? What capabilities will exist? What will it allow us to do?
 Track Descriptions
  • Track-1 Adaptive Units and Organizations, Echelons Above Corps — deals with knowledge management and business intelligence for team building, decisionmaking and learning in adaptive Geographic Combatant Commands and Army Service Component Commands operating in an interagency and multinational environment. More...PDF format
  • Track-2 Adaptive Units at Corps and Below — focuses on learning while fighting in echelons corps and below and the critical role of Warfighter Forums (WfF), which support unit learning organizations as they build and employ combat and soft power. These communities of purpose also link brigade combat teams with those who provide their human capital and materiel and support them with knowledge reach. The track brings together WfF personnel, corps and division knowledge management officers, brigade and battalion KM-cell personnel, signal officers, Combat Training Center Observer Controllers and lessons-learned embeds to benchmark and share best practices, and to engage in continuous improvement of KM doctrine and training for corps, divisions, brigades, battalions and companies. Readying the next patrol through learning from insights from the last, and ensuring that when relevant these insights are shared across the force is at the heart of operational KM, which in turn may well prove the main driver of the Army as an adaptive learning organization. More...PDF format
  • Track-3 Adaptive Universities — explores concepts and practices for transforming Army Schools and Centers so that they become "universities without walls." This model, exemplified by the Joint Fires University and Land Warfare University concepts for transforming leader development and professional military education, would apply the disciplines of the learning organization, deepen training with education (know-how with how to think), and support instruction with social learning, knowledge management and performance support. The desired end state is a transformed value stream that rapidly integrates observations, insights and lessons from unit learning organizations into programs of instruction, and instantly responds to these same unit learning organizations (and their adaptive teams and life-long learners) when they reach back for critical knowledge, learning, and performance support. Adaptive universities may prove a foundational component of Army Institutional Adaptation by forging Individual Adaptation, "the mindset that you have to be able to challenge assumptions," to be "innovative in the way we are doing business." Issues include the relationship between the adult learning model and KM support for PME and their role in building a university without walls of continuous knowledge flow, a culture of collaboration, Web 2.0 social networking and platform interoperability, and virtual worlds as an immersive learning environment. More...PDF format
  • Track-4 Adaptive Doctrine and TTP — revolves around one aspect of that value stream, the Doctrine Re-engineering effort launched by the TRADOC Commander, especially the wiki-based Doctrine Web. It centers on transitioning the web of Army Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures as living documents on milWiki from a pilot to full implementation, and on how to integrate this effort with field manuals, Warfighter and Professional Forums, Lessons Learned, and school and unit programs of instruction. The track includes discussion of how to inculcate doctrine and TTP as actionable understanding and skilled behavior. More...PDF format
  • Track-5 Adaptive Technology — focuses on building an Integrated Knowledge Environment (IKE) of dynamic, interoperable information technology to support seamless knowledge flow within unit learning organizations and between them and their global resources for knowledge, learning, decision and performance support. These resources, networked through the collaboration and content-management services of the IKE, include the Warfighter Forums and Centers of Excellence (universities without walls) as adaptive learning organizations, themselves integrated to support unit learning organizations. More...PDF format
  • Track-6 Adaptive Governance — is part of an ongoing effort to build a guiding team for how Knowledge Management will be implemented across The Army, and to mobilize knowledge activists. It aims to create shared understanding of emerging efforts to build KM governance and force structures. The purpose is to help advance and converge those efforts within the framework of Army institutional adaptation to support The Army. The sense of urgency is high, since The Army must continuously learn and adapt in the face of complex, adaptive enemies. It must do so in an age of persistent conflict when previously unthinkable hazards and opportunities have become a salient feature of the operational environment.
 Training Sessions

Each afternoon closes with a choice of eleven different tutorials that teach attendees how to jump start their KM program and apply the best practices highlighted in the plenary session and tracks. These tutorials are taught by accomplished practitioners from across the Army, other services and industry. A video interview program running throughout the conference will capture emerging best practice.

  • Training Session 1 — TTPs for Improving Collaboration Across Interagency Teams More...
    • This session outlines the Teams of Leaders approach for rapidly building and effectively employing cross-boundary teams that are highly competent both in making and executing decisions and in learning and adapting together. The ToL approach helps the team gain common understanding of the situation and requirements and reach a higher level of performance faster than traditional methods. The tutorial includes lessons learned by EUCOM as they institutionalized the effort.
  • Training Session 2 — KM In The Field – Strategies, Organizations For Division/Brigade
  • Training Session 3 — Applying the Wiki to Improve Collaboration
  • Training Session 4 — Boards, Bureaus, Centers, Cells and Working Groups (B2C2WG)
  • Training Session 5 — Integrating Professional Forums in the Classroom to Improve Informal Learning
  • Training Session 6 — Content Management For the Warfighter: 3 Parts More...
    • Overview. The three parts to Training Session 6 are not sequential or dependent on one another. Each session addresses a different aspect of content management.

      Tue 1515-1600 – The first session by Mark Uhart, BCKS contractor, will focus on how to develop an Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Strategy and plan. Army brigades, divisions, corps and JTFs are all part of a larger Army information-sharing strategy. In this session you will be introduced to an ECM strategy model that can be used by any organization to manage explicit content throughout its lifecycle. Time is allotted for an open discussion of content management challenges and how to address them.

      Wed 1620–1715 – In the second session Mark Uhart will present an ECM capability assessment/ maturity model that can be used to assess the ECM capabilities within an organization, consistent with their mission and ECM strategy. Progress in knowledge management and ECM capabilities and processes can be difficult to measure. Objective metrics are difficult to identify and report. The ECM capability maturity model allows CKOs and commanders to visualize results based on the achievement of capabilities taking into account the dimensions of people, process and technology.

      Thu 1515–1600 – In the last session Mark Uhart will present the 10-step process for document management on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS 2007). This overview of the process was taught to students of the first Army Knowledge Management Qualification (AKMQ) Course as one of the ECM lessons, and was well-received by the AKMQ Course students. The lesson material, as well as a PPT tutorial on how to use Adobe Acrobat Professional to improve information discovery and sharing, will be provided on a CD to attendees of this session.
  • Training Session 7 — Developing and Deploying an Army Professional Forum (2 Parts)
  • Training Session 8 — AKO/DKO Today: 3 Parts More...
    • Part 1. An overview of AKO/DKO... the KEY Points. This will cover some of the key points about AKO/DKO, particularly the importance of MyProfile and how to navigate the system, including knowledge sharing and collaboration capabilities.

      Part 2. Build a personal site on AKO/DKO. This session will show the attendees how to create their own personal site on AKO/DKO. This can be used as a simple substitute for moving files vice using a thumb drive over external storage media.

      Part 3. What's new. This will focus on the new features on AKO/DKO since the August 2009 code drop that changed the file structure. It will also address the new Search capability added this summer.

      Instructors for this session: Lee Finch and Sharon Tobey
  • Training Session 9 — Social Media
  • Training Session 10 — Conducting Knowledge Assessments
  • Training Session 11 — KM in the Future
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