DOE InterLab 2003. Weapons Knowledge Management Initiatives & Strategies at Sandia National Laboratories November 6 th , 2003 Presented by: Tamara Orth Technical Project Manager, Weapon Knowledge Management Sponsored by: Hank Witek Manager, Military Liaison & Knowledge Management Group
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Weapons Knowledge Management Initiatives & Strategies at Sandia National Laboratories
November 6th, 2003
Presented by: Tamara Orth
Technical Project Manager, Weapon Knowledge Management
Sponsored by: Hank Witek
Manager, Military Liaison & Knowledge Management Group
Sponsored by: John Shaw
Manager, Weapon Knowledge Management Department
Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin Company,for the United States Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000.
Ensure that the Nuclear Weapons Stockpile is safe, secure, reliable, affordable and fully capable of supporting our Nation\'s deterrence policy indefinitely.
Nonproliferation and Materials Control:
Reduce the vulnerability of the US to threats of (1) proliferation and use of weapons of mass destruction, (2) nuclear incidents, and (3) environmental damage.
Energy and Critical Infrastructures:
Enhance the surety (safety, security, and reliability) of energy and other critical infrastructures.
Emerging National Security Threats:
Develop high impact responses to emerging national security threats.What Does Sandia Do?
Our services include enabling discovery, capture, evaluation, organization, and dissemination of weapon systems information to ensure the compatibility and operational readiness of our nation\'s nuclear weapons and their associated delivery systems.
We develop and deploy capabilities for emerging operational information and education needs to the nuclear weapons community and other national security arenas.
We exist to help maintain a comprehensive capability, expertise and information knowledge base for the nation’s weapons activitiesHow Does Weapon Knowledge Management (WKM) Program Support Sandia Mission?
Is a set of systematic approaches to help information and knowledge flow…
so they can act more efficiently & effectively
American Productivity and Quality Center
The rest of the NW Community
Stockpile Support Systems
Nuclear Safety Information Systems
Engineering Information Systems
Nuclear Weapons Continuing Education
Data Management Systems
Corporate Training& Development
Knowledge Capture & Preservation
Knowledge Education & Training
Knowledge Search & Dissemination
Knowledge Integration Via Education & Training Resources
1. Establish User Profiles
2. Use profiles/NTK controls to obtain relevant knowledge
1. What wasn’t written down
2. Problems with ROA
3. Get info from those who were there
4. Understand their thoughts
5. Get the art as well as the science and engineering
6. Build Traversable Taxonomy
2. Process and Mechanics
3. “The Big Flick”
SNL (ML, NST, 1700, Mfg)
2. Full time weaponeers
3. “Ins and Outs”
4. New Hires
5. Peripheral involvement
1. Best Practices and incidents
2. Throughout lab and complex
3. Feed into TBP process
4. Don’t reinvent the wheel
5. Look at industry
All being delivered in a environment of no new weapons,
no testing, and life extension
KM provides one of the pillars supporting Excellence in Engineering
Process -- Critical Thinking -- Innovation -- People
Nuclear Weapons Training teaches next-generation designers
Advanced technology applied to stockpile
Technical Library is central information repository
Knowledge Preservation Program captures tacit information
Product Level Understanding&Transformation
Adapted from Source: Marsick & Watkins (1999)
Supported Learning Deliveries
Web Based Training
Field Trip Training
along with the data,information and laboratories capabilities needed to solve the problems of the future
Subsystem & Components
“All-In-One” Knowledge Presentation and Preservation Video Streaming Capability!
To the Desktop
Provides NTK Kerberos Authentication
Controlled Access to
Information Based on Owner’s Needs
Synchronized with the
Video as it is delivered
Table of Contents
Highlights Searchable Text
Results using Transcripts OR
Objective: Prepare the future generation of experts for critical positions in the nuclear weapons stewardship program.
Class of 2002
NTK controlled enterprise file cabinet for
documents, images, and video files
Reusable vs. Historical Content
Active vs. Inactive Context
WKM Integration Capability with Nuclear Weapons Information Environment Portal