The Field Information Support Tool™ (FIST™) is a comprehensive solution to address three common problems with knowledge creation and information sharing:
* Our ability to gather data has outpaced our ability to extract knowledge from that data.
* Our ability to aggregate open source data with existing information management systems via cross-domain solutions is limited.
* Our ability to share data and information is restricted – organizations with different cultures and missions need to view places, events, and the human terrain from a common perspective.
FIST™ provides a hardware and software knowledge management system for capturing and fusing a broad range of data. Using geospatial, temporal, link and social network analysis tools and techniques, FIST™ enables a continuous cycle of actionable information creation. This information, combined with effective visualization, categorization, filtering and analysis, creates new knowledge that is efficiently sharable throughout the operation.