Kundra seeks inventory of agencies' knowledge management apps
Knowledge Management Working Group to conduct survey
- By John Stein Monroe
- Jul 21, 2009
Knowledge management is on the agenda of the Obama administration.
Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra has asked the Federal Knowledge Management Working Group to conduct an inventory of the applications that agencies use to capture and share the expertise of their employees, Jeanne Holm, co-chair of the working group, said today at the Open Government and Innovations conference in Washington.
Kundra also is interested in hearing about the current best practices for collaboration.
In conducting its surveys, the group is especially interested in bringing to light some applications in use at smaller agencies, or perhaps in small groups in large agencies, said Holm.
These applications might be focused on “local” issues in those groups, but might have broader applicability. “I’m hoping we can find good local solutions that we can take and mature,” she said.
In some cases, the technology itself would not be scalable, but the methodologies could be, Holm said.
The working group, once part of the Federal CIO Council but now an independent group, includes 700 members from government, industry and academia.
Government Computer News' parent company, the 1105 Government Information Group, sponsors the conference.
John Monroe is Senior Events Editor for the 1105 Public Sector Media Group, where he is responsible for overseeing the development of content for print and online content, as well as events. John has more than 20 years of experience covering the information technology field. Most recently he served as Editor-in-Chief of Federal Computer Week. Previously, he served as editor of three sister publications: civic.com, which covered the state and local government IT market, Government Health IT, and Defense Systems.