U.S. Joint Forces Command adopts Xythos in multinational experiment

SAN FRANCISCO, 14 March 2006. The U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) is implementing the Enterprise Document Management Suite from Xythos Software, a developer of document and file management software, as part of its Multinational Experiment 4 (MNE4). An international experiment, MNE4 will explore the use of international power to influence the behavior of adversaries.

Mar 14th, 2006

SAN FRANCISCO, 14 March 2006. The U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) is implementing the Enterprise Document Management Suite from Xythos Software, a developer of document and file management software, as part of its Multinational Experiment 4 (MNE4). An international experiment, MNE4 will explore the use of international power to influence the behavior of adversaries.

The MNE4 participants -- Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and the United States -- will be looking at diplomatic information, military information, and the economic aspects of "knowledge support," with the U.S. acting as overall lead for this distributed event. Insights from the MNE4 will be used to inform joint, interagency, and multinational operations -- and are expected to assist in transformation of military operations.

Xythos' open standards-based application was selected to support JFCOM's previous test, the Multinational Experiment 3. The Enterprise Document Management Suite has the ability to facilitate coalition collaboration and create an information-rich sharing environment. This environment enables global participants to collectively author, publish and manage documents efficiently over a distributed network. In MNE4, Xythos will help facilitate a multinational collaborative environment, as well as a knowledge base development effort.

This entire range of effects-based operations (EBO), along with knowledge-based development and effects-based planning, execution, and assessment, will form the basis for participating nations to examine multinational interagency group coordination, logistics interoperability, information operations, and medical support.

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