MilTube: a video-sharing site for the military

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The Department of Defense (DoD) needed a dynamic way to share videos of training, ceremonies, and news clips with soldiers around the world. Enter milTube, a website that allows the military workforce to share videos behind secure network firewalls. The site features channels, categories, and tags, so that users can easily watch, upload, sort, and search content. Since all activity takes place behind the DoD firewall, content is protected from unauthorized viewing and distribution, making milTube a safe military alternative to public video-sharing sites.

The site is part of milSuite, a group of integrated tools that mirrors Internet services that are not behind the DoD firewall. It includes milBook, milWiki, milBlog, and now milTube. More than 88,500 employees from the Armed Services already uses milSuite. To meet bandwidth challenges at different military bases, milTube diagnoses platform needs so users can watch and upload videos at any location. Upon launch, it will support multiple video formats, audio-only streaming, as well as both desktop and mobile devices.

"Video is an extremely powerful tool for storytelling and sharing information among personnel," Justin Filler, deputy director of the MilTech Solutions Office, said in a statement. "MilTube provides a secure, internal environment for those connections to take place across the Armed Services."


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