CollabNet-Powered Forge.mil Initiative Named a Finalist for the Excellence.Gov Awards

Department of Defense Initiative Recognized for Exceptional Use of IT to Support Government's Mission and to Serve Citizens

March 23, 2010 — CollabNet®, the leader in Agile application lifecycle management (Agile ALM) in the Cloud, announced today that the Department of Defense’s Forge.mil initiative has been named a finalist for the Excellence.Gov Awards. Forge.mil enables collaborative software development and cross-program sharing of software, system components, and services in support of net-centric operations and warfare. Forge.mil is powered by CollabNet TeamForge®, the leading application lifecycle management platform for distributed software development teams, and CollabNet Subversion, the leading version control and software configuration management (SCM) solution for distributed teams. More information about CollabNet, including CollabNet TeamForge and CollabNet Subversion, is available at www.collab.net.

“The Department of Defense’s information systems group (DISA) is harnessing the power of the CollabNet platform to enable defense programs to acquire, develop, and manage IT in a much more agile fashion,” said Bill Portelli, chief executive officer, CollabNet. “We’re pleased to partner with DISA in this critically important initiative and are thrilled by the acclaim that this ground-breaking effort has been awarded.”

The Excellence.Gov Awards are presented annually by the American Council for Technology and the Industry Advisory Council. The awards recognize best practices in the federal government’s management and use of information technology assets, honoring federal programs and their managers who have achieved exceptional results in the management of IT to support the government’s mission and to service citizens. Finalists and winners are selected by a judging panel comprised of government and industry leaders. Five overall winners will be announced at an awards luncheon on April 29 in Washington, D.C.

About CollabNet

CollabNet leads the industry in Agile application lifecycle management (Agile ALM ) in the Cloud. The CollabNet TeamForge ALM platform, CollabNet Subversion software configuration management (SCM) solution, and ScrumWorks® project and program management software enable teams using any environment, methodology, and technology to increase productivity by up to 50% and to reduce the cost of software development by up to 80%. The company also offers training, including Certified ScrumMaster training, software development process improvement services, and an innovative community management approach to driving enterprise development success. As the founder of the open source Subversion project, CollabNet has collaborative development for distributed teams in its DNA. Millions of users at more than 2,500 organizations, including Applied Biosystems, Capgemini, Deutsche Bank, Reuters, and the U.S. Department of Defense, have transformed the way they develop software with CollabNet. For more information, visit www.collab.net.

Press Release
March 23, 2010