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MEDCOM chooses new information governance framework

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MEDCOM chooses new information governance framework. The U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) has selected a new software solution to support its enterprise collaboration initiative.

MEDCOM is implementing Concept Searching’s Smart Content Framework to provide better data transparency, automated application of records retention codes for records management, and the automated application of access and information rights management policies in SharePoint 2010.

Concept Searching reports that MEDCOM is standardizing on Microsoft SharePoint 2010 to modernize its IT portfolio. Last summer, MEDCOM decided to fully leverage SharePoint’s Managed Metadata Services, rather than use third-party propriety products that “mimic” existing SharePoint capabilities, according to Concept Searching.

Unlike other IT acquisition processes, MEDCOM viewed its enterprise collaboration initiative as a weapon system and used Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) analysis guidelines to evaluate the use of metadata as the “ammunition” that is used to achieve desired mission outcomes, Concept Searching reports.

Smart Content Framework is a toolset based on conceptClassifier for SharePoint that provides the enterprise structure to mitigate risk, automate processes, manage information, protect privacy and address compliance issues.

The multimillion dollar, multiyear agreement involves deployment of Smart Content Framework to six major subordinate commands, five regional major commands and more than 75 medical treatment facilities.

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