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ISBN: 9781285867168
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NASA is using a(n)______to capture and retain critical knowledge that cannot he lost as workers retire.

  1. a. expert system
  2. b. decision support system
  3. c. management information system
  4. d. knowledge management system

Program Description Answer

The system used by NASA for capturing as well as retaining knowledge that could not be lost with retirement of workers is “Knowledge Management System”.

Hence, the correct answer is option “D”.

Explanation of Solution

Knowledge management system:

  • Knowledge management system is an approach by which an organization determinedly and systemically gathers, manages, stores, examines and shares its collective knowledge and experience.
  • It does not takes any decision, provides necessary information alone.
  • It is a database of knowledge that contains information about many areas.

Uses of knowledge management system:

  • It easily deals with issues and problems in an effective way.
  • It reduces the load on expert attrition.
  • It offers a baseline for progress measurement.
  • It effectively manages huge volumes of information to help employees, help their clients better and faster.

Explanation for incorrect options:

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