The Army Knowledge Group (AKG) is a sub-unit of the Land Warfare Development Group and is located at Puckapunyal. The role of AKG is to facilitate Army learning through the management, integration and delivery of lessons, doctrine and technology-based learning products through an Army Knowledge Domain (AKD). The most visible and best known element of this initiative is 'iArmy'.
In order to facilitate Army learning, AKG is further divided into areas of subject matter expertise including Doctrine Wing, Centre for Army Lessons, Army Learning Production Centre, iArmy and AKD. Subject matter expert staff are tasked with ensuring that Army - as a learning organisation - embraces the latest and most appropriate technologies and practices in order to best facilitate effective learning.
iArmy is one of Army's most recent technology initiatives, developed and launched in 2011 to capture Army's tacit knowledge in a single portal. It is the 'visible dashboard' of AKD. Comprising over 3,500 individual databases, iArmy incorporates the key knowledge areas produced for Army by the AKG: doctrine, lessons and e-learning. iArmy was formally launched on 17 March 2011 and achieved immediate success with an average of 75,000 plus hits per month on the site. iArmy verison 2.0 was designed to provide more utility for the Army community and was launched in September 2011.
The iArmy version 2.0 portal evolved with the assistance of user feedback. The scope of iArmy has subsequently been expanded to support the development of military-specific applications, thus making Army's knowledge available to all ranks and to all locations across the Australian Army.