Mattermost has received a Small Business Innovation Research Phase II contract through the AFWERX program to further develop mission-specific capabilities of a collaboration platform for the U.S. Air Force.
The company’s self-hosted, open source collaboration platform enables government agencies to better coordinate team members, mission-critical processes and tools in support of the Advanced Battle Management System, Mattermost said Tuesday.
Mattermost will work with the Tanker Airlift Control Center at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois and the Digital Aircrew Initiative team to operationalize and facilitate the adoption of the messaging collaboration tool by the 618th Air Operations Center to help AOC coordinate mission-critical data and air mobility missions worldwide while maintaining the required communications security level.
“Time and time again, we’ve seen the importance of real-time secure collaboration for mission-critical operations, both during contingencies and normal operations,” said Barry Duplantis, vice president and general manager of the North American public sector at Mattermost.
Duplantis added the company is committed to delivering cutting-edge collaboration platforms to all government branches and that the SBIR award will enable Mattermost to continue to advance innovation to meet the needs of the Air Operations Center.