DISA Selects Acquia's Drupal Commons for Forge.mil Community

Social Business Software Used to Create DoD Development Community

WOBURN, MA--(Marketwire - April 18, 2011) - Acquia, the enterprise guide to Drupal, today announced that the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has selected Drupal Commons social business software to create Forge.mil Community, a new social network site for Forge.mil users to connect, share and manage information. Forge.mil Community is using Drupal Commons to enable SoftwareForge and ProjectForge project teams as well as others within the Department of Defense (DoD) community to collaborate and solve similar challenges that transcend a single project or set of projects. The Forge.mil Community site is available to U.S. military, DoD government civilians and DoD contractors for Government authorized use.

Forge.mil's mission is to improve the ability of the DoD to rapidly deliver dependable, useful software, services, and systems in support of net-centric operations and warfare and to transform the way the DoD innovates Information Technology. The Forge.mil Community provides a consolidated enterprise platform for improved collaboration, shared knowledge, the ability to cast a wider net to find answers, and stay connected to team members, users and customers.

"Our objective was to create a robust community site that would be able to integrate into multiple projects quickly and easily. We selected Drupal Commons because of its flexibility, integration capabilities, and its ability for us to get up and running in a short time frame. Without Drupal Commons, this project could easily have taken an additional 8-10 weeks to complete," said Dan Gahafer, Forge.mil Program Manager and DISA CTO.

Drupal Commons combines popular social web features for users such as blogging, wikis, and friends with analytics, controls and management using the open source Drupal social publishing platform as the underlying foundation.

"DISA's Forge.mil Community is a great example of how Drupal Commons enables organizations to collaborate around ideas, projects, or a common purpose, quickly and cost-effectively," said Jay Batson, co-founder of Acquia. "They recognized the need to improve the communication between teams and individuals sharing a common purpose and working to solve similar challenges that transcend a single project or set of projects."

Acquia's Drupal Commons is deployed in close to 600 sites for a wide range of internal and external communities, from commercial organizations, to government agencies, to non-profits and more. Drupal is the leading open source social publishing platform that blends content and community. Building community sites has never been easier with the packaged Drupal Commons solution.

About DISA
The Defense Information Systems Agency, a Combat Support Agency, engineers and provides command and control capabilities and enterprise infrastructure to continuously operate and assure a global net-centric enterprise in direct support to joint warfighters, National level leaders, and other mission and coalition partners across the full spectrum of operations. We are leaders enabling information dominance in defense of our Nation.

About Acquia
Acquia helps organizations of all sizes build social publishing websites quickly, easily and with a lower total cost of ownership by leveraging Drupal, the open source social publishing platform that blends content and community. Our products, services and support enable companies to leverage the power, technical innovation and economic value of Drupal while simplifying the experience, removing the complexity and minimizing the risk. Please visit: http://acquia.com or follow @acquia.