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Sustaining the Knowledge Base of the United States Air Force for Future Operations

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Technical Report

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Air War College Maxwell AFB United States

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The purpose of this qualitative hermeneutics study was to determine through content analysis of historical data how the United States Air Force USAF can sustain its knowledge base by identifying a specific problem in relation to capturing, availability, and safeguarding knowledge based on multiple factors outlined in documents retrieved from primary USAF organizations. Data analysis produced ten themes associated with knowledge management and generated responses for all research questions. Exploration of current knowledge management technology outlined new areas of consideration for the USAF in relation to knowledge management. Study findings identified numerous opportunities for the USAF to reevaluate and enhance knowledge management processes and systems. The intent of the study was to highlight issues and recognize improvements for USAF knowledge management processes, proposing options for future requisition of knowledge management technology, and present recommendations to promote a viable solution to knowledge management for future consideration by USAF senior leaders.

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  • Information Science
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Administration and Management

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