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XMPP Emerging as Chat Standard for the Federal Government


Jabber, Inc.’s Expanding Public Sector Footprint Enhanced by XMPP Expertise

August 14, 2006 – Denver, Colo. – Confirming reports from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Jabber, Inc. today announced that the Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) has been unanimously approved by the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Information Technology Standards Council for inclusion in the official DoD IT Standards Registry (DISR) as a mandatory standard. According to an opinion published in CHIPS - The Department of the Navy Information Technology Magazine, “this [designation] is significant because it makes XMPP the only approved instant messaging standard approved by the DISR. Government agencies that the DON [Department of the Navy] collaborates with are preparing to use XMPP. For example, the Department of Homeland Security announced in September 2005 that it was moving to XMPP chat.” The DISR, which is updated roughly three times per year, is subject to changes and the addition of new, even competing standards.

Jabber, Inc., the worldwide leader in commercial XMPP deployments, points to the extensibility and interoperability of the Jabber Extensible Communications Platform’s (Jabber XCP) underlying messaging architecture as factors that are driving the company’s ability to capture an increasingly large share of the public sector opportunity in real-time, collaborative solutions based on presence, including instant messaging (IM) and chat.

“Since 9/11 it is accepted fact that military and intelligence assets, first responders, and other law enforcement personnel and agencies must not operate as information silos, especially in crises,” said Paul Guerin, CEO of Jabber, Inc. “Our federal government customers use Jabber XCP because tactical and strategic resources must be able to communicate instantaneously, contextually, and securely while using lightweight, extensible, and interoperable tools that can fit into a myriad of extremely demanding and often unforeseen situations—environments where XMPP and Jabber XCP have been proven to excel.”

Jabber, Inc.’s government sector customers include the U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) Experimentation Directorate (J9), which uses Jabber XCP for secure, extensible, and standards-based IM as part of its efforts to develop, explore, test, and validate 21st-century war fighting concepts. The Capital Wireless Integrated Network (CapWIN), a consortia of more than 40 federal, state, and local agencies with overlapping responsibilities for emergency first response and event management, uses Jabber XCP to facilitate cross-agency communication, collaboration, real-time intelligence sharing, and to deliver mission critical law enforcement data to users in the field.

For more information about Jabber, Inc., visit booth 215 at The DNI’s Information Sharing Conference & Technology Exposition, Intelink and Beyond: Dare to Share August 21-24, 2006 at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colo. You can also go to, send an email to, or call 303-308-3231.


Jabber, Inc. is a leading provider of real-time presence and messaging solutions. More than ten million users—representing hundreds of telecommunications carriers/operators, financial institutions, government agencies, higher education institutions, logistics companies, and other organizations—have licensed the Jabber XCP commercial server to underpin carrier-class real-time, presence-powered applications including desktop and wireless IM for enterprises and consumers, real-time trading systems, and government intelligence systems. The JabberNow IM appliance is targeted to small and medium businesses, that require secure, interoperable, and compliant business-class IM. Jabber Inc., a 2005 EContent 100 Award Winner and a 2005 Red Herring 100 Award Finalist, counts BellSouth, CapWIN, EDS, FedEx, France Telecom, HP, Lehman Brothers, McKesson, Orange, Portugal Telecom, and Wanadoo amongst its customers. Jabber, Inc.’s investors include France Telecom, Intel Capital, Intel’s strategic investing arm, Jona, Inc., and Webb Interactive Services, Inc. Visit or send an email to for more information.


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