The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), the U.S. militaryÂs principal provider of communications and information services, developed the Transnational Information Sharing Cooperation Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (TISC JCTD) system as a way for Department of Defense entities to collaborate and share nonclassified information with government agencies, friendly nations and other partners. DISA built a Web-based system on top of existing capabilities, which helped save on both cost and implementation time. The TISC JCTD was scheduled for a first test in January 2010, when Haiti was hit by a gigantic earthquake. The system became the primary nonclassified system used by the U.S. military in its response to that crisis and is credited for saving numerous lives through a combination of online forums, blogs, maps, images, chat and other services.
Collaboration tools,Content/document management,Social media
Humanitarian assistance and disaster relief,Theater security,Stability, security, transition and reconstruction missions