Government Gets Groovy With Microsoft

    July 15, 2005
    WebProNews Staff

Microsoft subsidiary Groove Networks will work with government defense contractor General Dynamics on collaboration solutions.

A business unit of General Dynamics will use Groove Virtual Office as it develops enterprise-wide solutions for the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, and for the intelligence community.

Government Gets Groovy With Microsoft

Beverly, Mass.-based Groove has worked with previously, on initiatives including DARPA, where the Internet was first developed.

Recently the two worked on the Cyber Counterterrorism Investigations Training Program run by the DHS’s Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC). The program helps federal law enforcement officials better understand terrorist groups’ Internet presence.

In Baghdad, Groove’s technology has been used by the State Department to coordinate the reopening of the US Embassy. The Groove Virtual Office allows for sharing of knowledge over vast geographic distances. US Army Corps of Engineers and the National Science Foundation also count among its government users.

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