Knowledge Management and Hurricane Katrina Response

Knowledge Management and Hurricane Katrina Response

Tim Murphy (Autonomechs, LLC, USA) and Murray E. Jennex (San Diego State University, USA)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 15
DOI: 10.4018/jkm.2006100104
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Abstract

This article explores the use of knowledge management with emergency information systems. Two knowledge management systems that were utilized during the Hurricane Katrina response are described and analyzed. The systems specified were developed by federal agencies as well as grass root efforts without the support or mandate of government programs. These programs, although developed independently, were able to share data and interact in life-saving capacities, transcending traditional geopolitical boundaries. We conclude that emergency information systems are enhanced by incorporating knowledge management tools and concepts.

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