General Stanley McChrystal makes a case for sharing knowledge beyond the traditional need-to-know model and talks about the benefits of information dissemination. In his explanation of the significant culture shift from “who needs to know” to “who doesn’t know, and we need to tell, and tell them as quickly as we can” you can see the need for mapping knowledge networks and communication networks and understanding the connections between them. http://www.ted.com/talks/stanley_mcchrystal_the_military_case_for_sharing_knowledge