Navy’s ‘lessons learned’ database gets facelift

The Navy announced Monday it had upgraded the Navy Lessons Information System, a searchable database of information to help fleet readiness.

The NLLIS updates will make the database — which has more than 90,000 documents — more user friendly by improving the search function and categorization of data.

“As the comprehensive source of Navy Lessons Learned, NLLIS is an important destination for the fleet to learn from past lessons when planning future tasks or missions,” said Rear Adm. Scott Jerabek, commander of the Navy Warfare Development Command, which manages NLLIS. “The improved features will benefit users through faster, more comprehensive and organized searches.”

Specifically, keyword filters have been added to the search function, users can identify which type of data they are searching for and results will be divvied up by type, such as observations, port visits and after-action reports.


The personalized feature, “binders,” which allows users to create individual sets of information, was also redesigned “for easier use, including improved search features, breadcrumb navigation and enhanced displays views,” according to a release.

NLLIS administrators will also be able to put more information into the database because they will now have the capability to restrict certain documents to specific organizations or groups.

NLLIS is hosted on the Joint Lessons Learned Information System:

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