Type of site
|Knowledge management software|
|Owner||United States Department of Energy|
|Created by||Florida International University|
|Alexa rank||19,287,035 (April 2014[update])|
|Launched||2 March 2011|
The Deactivation and Decommissioning Knowledge Management Information Tool (D&D KM-IT) is a centralized web-based knowledge management information tool built for the D&D user community by the Applied Research Center (ARC) at Florida International University (FIU) in collaboration with the United States Department of Energy (DOE), the Energy Facility Contractors Group (EFCOG), and the former ALARA (As-Low-As-Reasonably-Achievable) Centers at the Hanford Site and Savannah River Site.
Knowledge management is the process of gathering, analyzing, storing and sharing knowledge and information within an organization or community. The purpose of this process is to improve efficiency by reducing the need to rediscover the knowledge and to promote reuse of the existing knowledge. To prevent the loss of nuclear decommissioning and deactivation (D&D) knowledge and expertise that has been gained over the years by employees and contractors of the DOE, a knowledge management system has been created specifically for the D&D community to collect, consolidate, and share the information.
The need for knowledge management
Deactivation and decommissioning work is a high priority across the DOE complex. Subject matter specialists associated with the different former ALARA Centers, DOE sites and the D&D community have gained extensive knowledge and experience over the years. To prevent the D&D knowledge and expertise from being lost over time, an approach is needed to capture and maintain this valuable information.
- "Dndkm.org Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01.
- D&D Knowledge Management Information Tool Fact Sheet , Department of Energy: EM Tech Fact Sheet