Defense opens networks for collaboration

Defense opens networks for collaboration

The Defense Department is fielding a collaboration software suite from Ezenia Inc. of Burlington, Mass., on a pair of classified networks.

InfoWorkSpace 2.0 will be installed on 40,000 desktop systems connected to the Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System and the Secret IP Router Network, said Col. Kenneth Ritchhart of the Defense Intelligence Agency. The DOD Intelligence Information System Management Board recently accredited the software, he said.

InfoWorkSpace provides instant messaging, virtual workspaces where users can store and review material, and collaboration features such as whiteboards, shared screens and online polling.

The deployment is part of the Joint Intelligence Virtual Architecture, a program to modernize the intelligence analysis infrastructure and provide real-time situational awareness.

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