Government Agencies Using Exalead to Improve Search in SharePoint

At Exalead, we are excited about our continued momentum in the government sector. This momentum continues with our work with the famed U.S. Army Combined Arms Center (also known as CAC) in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. CAC is using Exalead CloudView as the search engine for documents in Microsoft SharePoint.

CAC, as a major subordinate headquarters of the US Army Training and Doctrine Command, has often been referred to as the “ Intellectual Center of the Army”. Since 1882, CAC and its predecessor organizations have been engaged in the primary mission of preparing the Army and its leaders for war.

A critical part of CAC’s mission is to provide the U.S. Army easy access to tens of thousands of current documents, as well as documents dating back decades. CAC uses Microsoft SharePoint to enable collaboration to improve business processes – but wanted to improve the search engine functionality to improve productivity.

Previously, CAC users could often spend hours looking for documents in SharePoint. With Exalead, these same documents can be found in minutes.

CAC chose Exalead’s search-based application as its SharePoint search engine for several reasons including:
– Faceted navigation improves speed and effectiveness of searches: Exalead’s easy-to-navigate user interface, especially the multi-faceted search, makes finding materials and information much faster by showing more relevant information and reducing the volume of false positives.
– Certificate of Network Worthiness (CoN): Exalead is currently being evaluated for CoN, a requirement for all enterprise software products that operate in the Army Enterprise Infrastructure network. CoN certificates verify that software meets the highest standards for security, interoperability and sustainability. Exalead’s CoN tracking code is NETSUB-08454.
– Multiple security controls and integration: CAC requires the utmost in security and found that Exalead search provides necessary flexibility to meet all the requirements, including integration with the Department of Defense Common Access Card (CAC) smart card CAC cards are issued as standard identification for active-duty military personnel, reserve personnel, civilian employees, other non-DoD government employees, state employees of the National Guard, and eligible contractor personnel.