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Giora Hadar

Knowledge Architect,

(US) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)


Giora Hadar is a knowledge architect with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). He has been working in knowledge management (KM) since 1995 and in his current position since June 1999. Mr. Hadar developed and managed internal and external KM Web sites that house internal communications, stories, a glossary, news, and events. He authored the KM strategic plan for the FAA as well as a change management plan and requirements documents for a KM portal, expertise locator, and an on-line collaborative environment.

After the FAA sent Giora on a detail to two other government agencies to transfer his tacit knowledge, he returned to the FAA where he currently develops and implements a collaborative workplace for the Air Traffic Organization, the largest line of business within the agency. Giora also serves as a KM consultant within the FAA and is frequently called up to consult to other government agencies.

Giora represented the FAA at the IBM Knowledge and Organizational Performance Forum from 1999 to 2003 and the Queen’s KM Forum in 2001. He was an adjunct professor at George Washington University graduate KM program 2003. Giora served as the co-chair of the Federal KM Working Group from January 2002 through January 2004; appointed to its board of directors in January 2006; became its acting chair in January 2007; and elected to become its co-chair in April 2007. He has also served on the board of directors of the annual e-Gov KM Conference since 2003. Having served on the board of directors of the KM Roundtable since July 2004, he was appointed co-chair of the group in March 2005. Giora has been in the FAA since 1988; he holds a bachelors degree in architecture and is a licensed architect in the State of Maryland.