Collaboration Services (DCS) enables synchronous communication among the
Non-secure Internet Protocol Router Network (NIPRNet) and Secure Internet
Protocol Routing Network (SIPRNet). The capability includes Web Conferencing
(session management, text messaging, application sharing/broadcasting, audio,
presence and awareness, voting/polling, video, multiple sessions, and
recording) and Instant Messaging (IM).

DCS supports
Common Access Card (CAC) and select hard token holders and unanticipated
(select DOD mission partners) users. Anticipated users are issued accounts
which authorize privileges to manage/control collaboration sessions, whereas
unanticipated users are provided ad hoc guest access without pre-specified


DCS can scale
to handle 10,000 concurrent users with a maximum of 250 participants per web
conference. Mission partners requiring collaboration above 250 participants can
leverage DISA’s Global Content Delivery Service (GCDS) in lieu of DCS. The DCS
Chat service is scalable to support 100,000 concurrent users.

Service Continuity

DCS ensures
continuity of operations (COOP) through a fault-tolerant design. DCS can
tolerate the failure of one of any type of component. The system is designed to
continue operating in the event of a single failure of any one component in the
primary site.

 Defense Collaboration
Services (DCS) Fact Sheet
 [2 Pages, 0.5MB]

Collaboration Services PIV Activation Guide, May 2015
[116 Pages, 12.4MB]