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Exploiting expertise and knowledge sharing online for the benefit of NASA’s GN&C community of practice

Show simple item record Topousis, Daria E. Lebsock, Kenneth L. Dennehy, Cornelius J. 2015-04-22T16:58:15Z 2015-04-22T16:58:15Z 2010-08-02
dc.identifier.citation AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2010, Toronto, Ontario, August 2-5, 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 10-2581
dc.description.abstract In 2004, NASA faced major knowledge sharing challenges due to geographically isolated field centers that inhibited engineers from sharing their experiences, expertise, ideas, and lessons learned. The necessity to collaborate on complex development projects and the reality of constrained project resources together drove the need for ensuring that personnel at all NASA centers had comparable skill sets and that engineers could find resources in a timely fashion. Mission failures and new directions for the Agency also demanded better collaborative tools for NASA’s engineering workforce. In response to these needs, the online NASA Engineering Network (NEN) was formed by the NASA Office of the Chief Engineer to provide a multi-faceted system for overcoming geographic and cultural barriers. NEN integrates communities of practice with a cross-repository search and the Lessons Learned Information System. This paper describes the features of the GN&C engineering discipline CoP site which went live on NEN in May of 2008 as an online means of gathering input and guidance from practitioners. It allows GN&C discipline expertise captured at one field center to be shared in a collaborative way with the larger discipline CoP spread across the entire Agency. The site enables GN&C engineers to find the information they need quickly, to find solutions to questions from experienced engineers, and to connect with other practitioners regardless of geographic location, thus increasing the probability of project success. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2010 en_US
dc.subject guidance en_US
dc.subject navigation en_US
dc.subject control en_US
dc.subject GNC en_US
dc.title Exploiting expertise and knowledge sharing online for the benefit of NASA’s GN&C community of practice en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US

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