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DMI Knowledge Base

A repository of information creates a shared understanding of defense management issues to drive toward a common solution.


A shared repository of information provides ready access to the history of defense management issues and provides a starting point for solving current and future management challenges.

Defense Management Institute Management Pillars

DMI knowledge base provides an extensive repository of information and curated reference lists for each foundational defense management pillar.

Latest Additions

The government-wide research material features links to documents from all components within the organization.

Expertise Where It Counts

DMI works toward advancing the management, organization, performance improvement, and enterprise business operations of the Department of Defense by developing a network of expertise, conducting cutting-edge research, and developing a digital repository on defense management issues.

Network of Experts

The ability to draw upon world-class experts from diverse sources across the public and private sectors, federally funded research and development centers, think tanks, academia, and the private sector. An expanding network of experts can be leveraged as part of a DMI team or directly to address the Department’s most challenging issues.

Knowledge Base

Creator of an accessible library of DOD management history, best practices, and lessons learned. This capability requires systems and resources to identify and link to significant written products, including supporting data and other documentation, on defense management issues across the research community. Further, it requires developing products that summarize such research and applying it to enduring and emerging DOD challenges.


Deep expertise in DOD organization, management, and process. This capability comes from a long history of relevant research, ready access to experts with experience and subject matter knowledge on DOD systems and practices, and a proven ability to apply private sector lessons learned to the unique circumstances of the Department.