Accelerating Mission-Critical Operations: U.S. Department of Defense Enlists Mattermost to Solve Low-Bandwidth Mobile Communications Challenges, Paving the Future of Secure Communication

Dear Mattermost Customers, Partners, and Open Source Contributors,

I am delighted to share a significant achievement that underscores Mattermost’s unwavering commitment to innovation, security, and collaborative progress. Today, we announce a groundbreaking partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense, specifically the U.S. Air Force Research Lab, to pioneer the next generation of secure, low-bandwidth communications tailored to the unique needs of operators in the field.

In a world where digitization is rapidly reshaping our landscape, we find ourselves amid unprecedented opportunities and evolving threats. The pace of change demands that our national security capabilities be more resilient, adaptive, and focused than ever before. At Mattermost, we recognize the pivotal role secure communication plays in meeting these challenges head-on.

Partnering for Innovation and Collaboration Across Sectors

As the leading collaboration platform for mission-critical work built on an open-source foundation, we’re proud to announce a collaborative venture that signifies our dedication to advancing national security and fostering innovation. Our partnership with the Department of Defense through the SBIR program signals our commitment to advancing national security and the spirit of innovation. Aligning with them allows us to seamlessly integrate advanced research into global public and commercial sectors.

Private Sector Impact: A Revolution Beyond Boundaries 

The impact of our collaboration extends far beyond traditional military applications. By bringing together the innovation prowess of Mattermost with the strategic insights of the Department of Defense, we are revolutionizing communication security across diverse industries.

For private sector entities, this partnership signifies a significant leap forward in ensuring the integrity and confidentiality of communications. The breakthroughs in low-bandwidth, secure communication that emerge from this collaboration open doors to transformative possibilities. Imagine streamlined tools fortifying intellectual property, client data, and proprietary information, empowering organizations across the globe to operate more efficiently and securely.

Global Benefits: A Paradigm Shift in Communication Security and Strategy

As we integrate these advancements into both our global public sector and commercial businesses, the benefits will cascade across industries. The finance sector can fortify secure communications for transactions and sensitive client data, healthcare organizations can ensure privacy in patient information sharing, and technology companies can safeguard intellectual property and foster collaboration.

When deployed at scale, Mattermost’s versatility is evident in its real-world applications across various industries, showcasing its ability to meet specific needs. In manufacturing, it optimizes operational processes through real-time communication. In financial institutions, it acts as a centralized platform, expediting decision-making through swift information sharing. Healthcare organizations trust Mattermost for encrypted communication, ensuring secure discussions on patient cases. Logistics and retail chains leverage it to enhance supply chain operations, while energy companies coordinate crisis responses during emergencies. Technology firms tailor Mattermost for project-specific collaboration, safeguarding intellectual property. The breadth and scale of Mattermost’s applications underscores its adaptability and impactful contributions across various sectors.

Mattermost’s widespread adoption across diverse industries, from defense, and finance to manufacturing and logistics, highlights its adaptability and the substantial positive impact it brings to communication security and operational efficiency on a global scale.

Elevate your Communication Standard

Are you ready to revolutionize your communication strategies with cutting-edge, low-bandwidth, mission-critical solutions?

Charting the Future: Navigate Opportunities and Threats with AI and LLM Technologies

Looking ahead, our commitment to innovation remains unwavering. We are eager to explore new frontiers by investing in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Language Model (LLM) technologies. These investments are designed to provide decision advantage to operational teams worldwide, further enhancing the capabilities of our platform and supporting mission success.

In conclusion, our collaboration showcases the strength of public-private partnerships and the possibilities when innovation is at the heart of collaboration. We’re grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the future of secure, mobile communications and look forward to the exciting developments ahead.

Thank you for being an integral part of the Mattermost community.

Ian Tien
CEO, Mattermost


Ian Tien is CEO and co-founder of Mattermost, Inc., an open source platform for secure collaboration across the entire software development lifecycle. Hundreds of thousands of developers around the globe trust Mattermost to increase their productivity by bringing together team communication, task and project management, and workflow orchestration into a unified platform for agile software development.