Mattermost releases new C2 comms capability after AFWERX SBIR contract

On March 5, Palo Alto, CA-based Mattermost Inc., a secure collaboration platform for technical teams, announced the completion of a $750,000 AFWERX SBIR Phase II contract for the development of message priority, acknowledgement and persistent notification capabilities to support command and control (C2). Completed 18 months after the contract’s announcement in May 2022, the newly-deployed ChatOps features ensure timely response to urgent messages through key features now available to servicemen through the Mattermost application.

Developed for the 618th Air Operations Center (AOC) of the United States Air Force Air Mobility Command, the four new features address C2 challenges with response time to mission-critical requests for information. Air Force operators of any kind using Mattermost can leverage the features developed under this AFWERX Phase II to enhance mission intelligence shareability in real-time.

“We’re pleased to launch these ChatOps capabilities to support command and control operations, enabling thousands of airmen to securely collaborate as mission conditions evolve,” said Corey Hulen, CTO and Co-founder of Mattermost. “We want to thank the Tanker Airlift Control Center at Scott Air Force Base and Digital Aircrew Initiative stakeholders for their support, guidance and partnership throughout the development process to ensure Mattermost meets the needs of the 618 AOC.”

Mattermost currently has three active SBIR Phase II contracts, including the recently-announced Mattermost integration with AFRL’s Tactical Assault Kit (TAK) program to enhance and develop new ChatOps capabilities for the U.S. Air Force.

Source: Mattermost

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