Office of The Judge Advocate General Won the Army Knowledge Management Award

Office of The Judge Advocate General Won the Army Knowledge Management Award

TAMPA, FL -At this year’s LandWarNet conference in Tampa, FL the Information Technology Division of the Army’s Office of The Judge Advocate General (OTJAG ITD) won the Army Knowledge Management Award for 2010.  The Knowledge Management award is intended to recognize efforts to improve organizational decision-making by utilizing the 12 Army Knowledge Management Principles. 

OTJAG ITD provides IT services to the Army JAG Corps.  The majority of these services are delivered in the form of secure, data-driven websites.  Over the past year the office has released several new applications and made major enhancements to others. 

The primary reason OTJAG ITD won this year’s award was the extraordinary collaborative efforts of  Army soldiers, Army Civilians and contractors from Mission Critical Solutions.   Working as a team and using a blend of technologies the team produced a web-based case management tool with a robust reporting capability usable worldwide. 

The application is known as Military Justice Online (MJO), Phase I.  The MJO application, in a secure web-based environment, allows users to capture and manage data relevant to all phases of criminal proceedings.  Once these cases are finalized key data is stored in a database.  This captured data is the basis for a powerful reporting capability coupled with sophisticated statistical analysis.

MJO development is the highest priority of OTJAG ITD.  This project has visibility beyond the Army JAG Corps.  Data captured could be used to respond to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, DOJ requests for statistics, or even Congressional oversight committees.