Enterprise Content Collaboration and Messaging (EC2M)
Effective October 1, 2013, Mr. John Howell assumed duties as Program Director of EC2M and four Enterprise Information Technology initiatives: Army Knowledge Online (AKO), Enterprise Content Management and Collaboration (ECMC), Defense Enterprise Email (DEE) and Unified Capabilities (UC).
EC2M increases efficiencies and better aligns resources around the initiatives being managed as part of the ES portfolio. Aligning resources and streamlining efforts will result in reduced costs and a unified approach to communication across the Enterprise.
Products and Services
AKO provides a secure enterprise suite of collaboration, communication and identity management services to the Army around the world. AKO’s intranet services include a single enterprise Web portal, single sign-on services to over 800 applications, Army-wide directory services, organizational and personal file storage, calendars, contacts, presence and awareness, instant messaging, chat, video messaging, blogging, business process management and search.
ECMC provides enterprise level content management and collaboration capabilities to the Army Soldier and workforce to enhance and promote universal file sharing, collaboration, access to team sites, workflows, documents, and records. As a managed service, ECMC will significantly reduce redundant investments in applications and content storage, resulting in federated enterprise services and reduced costs.
DEE is designed to increase operational efficiency and to facilitate collaboration across the organization by providing secure email to the DOD Enterprise any time and from any location, regardless of whether users are stationary or mobile. DEE promotes enterprise collaboration by sharing individual, organizational and resource calendars across the DOD and with mission partners. By eliminating unnecessary administration and inefficient network configurations, DEE reduces cost and frees resources to focus on other priorities.
As the Army continues to move towards a Joint Information Environment, the goal of UC is to further increase operational effectiveness and mission security by providing secure enterprise level unified capabilities as a service solution that bring voice, video conferencing, instant messaging, and presence together across the DOD Enterprise.
Mr. John Howell
Fort Belvoir, VA