Mark Logic, a provider of information access and delivery solutions, has announced that the Battle Command Knowledge System, a subordinate organization of the US Army Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, has implemented MarkLogic Server to support a knowledge management and information sharing requirement.
The Battle Command Knowledge System (BCKS) solution, the Warrior Knowledge Base (WKB), was designed to take advantage of the XQuery Data Model and was implemented using Mark Logic’s technology and consulting services.
According to the company, MarkLogic Server enables soldiers preparing for a mission to discover, access and use trusted and managed content. Soldiers can build virtual documents in minutes, pulling together the most relevant content from many search results, such as lessons learned, reports and articles written by experienced Soldiers, Department of Defense (DOD) and Department of the Army (DA) civilians and DOD/DA contractors. MarkLogic Server helps the experienced soldier share information with the inexperienced.
BCKS professional forums, such as Logistics Net and Leader Net, enable the transfer of knowledge to support the Army’s new Coin doctrine. After it is vetted and published, new knowledge can then be placed in a XML-based repository so it can be easily discovered, accessed and used by deploying and deployed Warfighters. To meet this need, BCKS developed the WKB repository, search utility and content management system powered by MarkLogic Server. BCKS forum members can discover content in the WKB and then link to it within a discussion area for further development of the discussion topic.
By applying metadata based on the DOD Metadata Specification (DDMS), content is managed automatically by applying metadata properties such as the ‘Valid Until’ date. By applying a schema standard used by the DOD community, MarkLogic Server manages the work flow until the file is transferred to archives or deleted by the content manager, saving the Army time and resources.