Groove Networks And Veridian Announce Alliance To Develop Collaboration Solutions For The Defense & Intelligence Communities.Business/Technology Editors
ARLINGTON, Va. & BEVERLY, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 1, 2002
Companies to focus on solutions for countering asymmetric A difference between two opposing modes. It typically refers to a speed disparity. For example, in asymmetric operations, it takes longer to compress and encrypt data than to decompress and decrypt it. Contrast with symmetric. See asymmetric compression and public key cryptography. threats
Veridian, a leading provider of advanced technology and services to the U.S. defense and intelligence communities, and Groove Networks Groove Networks is a software company based in Beverly, Massachusetts. Founded by Ray Ozzie, the creator of IBM's Lotus Notes application, the privately held company specializes in productivity software that allows multiple users to work collaboratively on computer files (TM), the leading provider of decentralized de·cen·tral·ize
v. de·cen·tral·ized, de·cen·tral·iz·ing, de·cen·tral·iz·es
1. To distribute the administrative functions or powers of (a central authority) among several local authorities. software for secure business collaboration, today announced an alliance focused on providing secure collaboration and decision-making tools and services to government clients.
The companies are integrating Veridian's expertise in developing advanced analysis and decision-making solutions for the defense and intelligence communities with Groove groove (grldbomacv) a narrow, linear hollow or depression.
branchial groove pharyngeal g. Networks' decentralized collaboration platform An emerging category of computer software, collaboration platforms are unified electronic platforms that support synchronous and asynchronous communication through a variety of devices and channels. for secure cross-agency communication and collaboration.
"This alliance is focused on providing our defense and intelligence communities with solutions for identifying asymmetric threats before attacks occur," said Bob Pattishall, president of Veridian's Systems Division. "Our core capabilities in developing software and associated technologies for knowledge creation, discovery and decision support, combined with our long-time understanding of how the defense and intelligence communities operate, complement Groove Networks' ability to support dynamic, secure and decentralized collaboration."
"Our defense and intelligence communities operate in a more decentralized manner than ever before, and are increasingly focused on cross-agency coordination and data fusion Data fusion, is generally defined as the use of techniques that combine data from multiple sources and gather that information in order to achieve inferences, which will be more efficient than if they were achieved by means of a single source. ," said Kelly Collins, Groove Networks' vice president of government systems. "This requires an ability to support dynamic tasking of cross-agency teams whose composition is diverse, and goal-, time-to-action, and time-to-result focused. This alliance with Veridian will allow us to provide effective solutions for the government agencies that are focused on identifying and countering unconventional, but potentially devastating dev·as·tate
tr.v. dev·as·tat·ed, dev·as·tat·ing, dev·as·tates
1. To lay waste; destroy.
2. To overwhelm; confound; stun: was devastated by the rude remark. threats to our national security."
Critical Intent Model (CIM (1) (Computer-Integrated Manufacturing) Integrating office/accounting functions with automated factory systems. Point of sale, billing, machine tool scheduling and supply ordering are part of CIM. )
Initially, Veridian is delivering its Critical Intent Model (CIM) in Groove software for collaborative analysis of security threats by defense and intelligence community members. "We are building agents that automatically search for and retrieve past decision models and then present them to decision makers in a useable fashion," says Mark Lazaroff, director of Veridian's Intelligence Innovation Group.
The use of Veridian's analysis and decision-support tools combined with Groove(R) software was first pioneered as part of the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency's GENOA Genoa (jĕn`ōwə), Ital. Genova, city (1991 pop. 678,771), capital of Genoa prov. and of Liguria, NW Italy, on the Ligurian Sea. program. Project GENOA Project Genoa was a software project at DARPA's Office of Information Awareness, the purpose of which was to analyse large amounts of data. is focused on developing new collaborative reasoning, structured argumentation and organizational memory Organizational memory (OM)
Organizational memory (sometimes called institutional or corporate memory) is the body of data, information and knowledge relevant to an individual organization’s existence. for allowing defense and intelligence communities to improve threat understanding and decision-making.
As part of the alliance, Veridian has become a Groove Networks Enterprise Solution Partner, and has purchased 10,000 Groove software licenses In computing, software that is copyrighted and licensed under a software license is done under a variety of licensing schemes. For end-users there are proprietary licenses and there are free software licenses, and there are proprietary Within these schemes are further classifications. . Veridian also is joining the Groove Networks Board of Customer Advisors to provide product feedback as well as insights into the collaboration and project-management needs of the defense and intelligence communities.
About Groove Software
Groove software enables organizations to increase their return on connections by extending critical processes, projects and meetings across time, space, and organizational boundaries. The software platform's unique decentralized architecture provides an agile, secure and extensible collaboration infrastructure to support inter-agency decision-making. The platform's decentralized architecture provides secure communication across unsecured Unsecured
A loan or equity interest that is given without any guarantee of payment, performance, satisfaction or opportunity for return from the recipient. No property, interest or security is used as collateral in either a guarantee or a pledge. networks, supports mobile use, is self-synchronizing and isn't vulnerable to attack, since it doesn't have a single point of failure.
Veridian is a leading provider of information-based systems, integrated solutions and services to the U.S. government. The company specializes in mission-critical national security programs, primarily for the intelligence community, the Department of Defense, law enforcement and other U.S. government agencies. Veridian operates at more than 50 locations, and employs more than 5,000 computer scientists and software development engineers, systems analysts, scientists, engineers and other professionals. Veridian's web site is located at www.veridian.com.
About Groove Networks
Founded in October 1997 and headquartered in Beverly, Mass., Groove Networks Inc. provides software and services that enable organizations to increase their return on connections by extending critical business processes, projects, and meetings across time, space, and organizational boundaries. For more information about Groove Networks, visit http://www.groove.net. Those interested in contacting Groove Networks' Government Systems Division can visit http://www.groove.net/products/government/ and click on the "Contact a Groove Government Specialist" button.
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