CECOM deploys SharePoint portal to boost collaboration

The Army Communications-Electronic Command (CECOM) is using a portal to centralize its data, streamline applications and connect its more than 13,000 employees worldwide, reports GCN, a sister publication of Defense Systems.

The agency anticipates that the Microsoft SharePoint portal, which was officially announced to staff June 28, will reduce administrative burden, lower costs, improve records management, increase data accuracy and rationalize information management, the story said.

"The portal will eliminate a lot of redundancy and streamline processes," Renee Ullman, content manager for CECOM, said in a statement.

The portal, open to all employees, allows for different levels of information sharing, from commandwide to organization-based, and also internal collaboration among employees, said Linda Vanbemmel, the project manager for CECOM SharePoint. The portal includes secure, private sites for directorates and other organizational groups within CECOM for internal, daily work.

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