Enterprise Collaboration Services
Defense Collaboration Services (DCS)
In 2013, iCES Corporation proposed an open source solution for DoD conference and chat capabilities. Defense Collaboration Services (DCS) is now a reality for approximately 4 million DoD users.
iCES Corporation developed DCS, hardened it for military and classified work, and then implemented and accredited it in Defense Enterprise Computing Centers (DECC). DCS provides web-based video and audio conference capability that includes desktop sharing, whiteboard, chat, and record/playback.
All DCS capabilities are integrated into the DoD’s existing identity and access management (IdAM) capabilities, which includes PKI-based smart card authentication capabilities, and automatic account creation and management.
This improved capability also saved the DoD 80% of their previous costs for conference and chat services. DoD’s ongoing costs will remain low because they will be based on actual capacity and software maintenance costs, not on expensive software licenses or other expenses (see related article by C4ISR & Networks). (see DCS article in DoD News)
Enterprise Collaboration Services (ECS)
ECS offers a cost effective web-conference capability, that is now available to government, military and commercial customers
ECS is availble on Desktop and Mobile devices to include IOS, Android, Windows Mobile and Blackberry
Service may be distributed over multiple locations to meet customer needs
Can support more than 10,000 concurrent users
Integrated Identity and Access Management
Integrates with existing identity and access management (IdAM) capabilities
Can integrate with customer’s email and calendar systems
Provides seamless authentication, authorization, and user experiences
Secure and Accredited
Hardened for government, military, and commercial use
Accredited for Classified and Official Use
Can integrate with customer public key infrastructure (PKI), smart card and derived credentials, and related systems
Customers can realize 80% savings over similar systems
Open source software wrapped in code to address security, scalability, and resiliency