Defense Collaboration Services (DCS) provides secure web conferencing and instant messaging services on the Non-secure Internet Protocol Router Network (NIPRNet) and Secure Internet Protocol Routing Network (SIPRNet), and is accessible via the Internet. This open source collaboration service is available to over 4M DOD personnel and mission partners and routinely serves 46K web conference users and 14K concurrent chat users weekly. DCS resides on milCloud, a datacenter virtualized hosting environment. DCS supports Common Access Card (CAC) and select hard token holders and guest (DOD mission partners) users.
DCS can scale to handle 6,000 concurrent web conferencing users with a maximum of 250 participants per web conference. The DCS Chat service is scalable to support 100,000 concurrent users.
DCS ensures continuity of operations (COOP) through a fault-tolerant multi-site design. DCS is an enterprise service and is dependent on the DOD Information Network (DODIN) infrastructure and shared services for reliable operation and performance. The system is designed to continue operating in the event of a single failure of any one component.
Service Desk Support
DISA provides 24 x 7 Level I/Tier I operations and monitoring support for DCS.
Benefits of DCS Usage
- Enables Joint collaboration and improves work productivity
- Delivers a secure, reliable, and cost-effective collaboration service
- Is available at no cost to DOD users and organizations
- Provides secure token-based user access with optional guest access available at host discretion