This is fantastic news for Microsoft, for us, and for the Army!  Microsoft has helped show the United States Army how a product such as Microsoft Lync can help deliver the right people, the right time, and the right resources anywhere in the world.

Using this tool, the Department of Defense has show that the security of the tool is meeting standards of the United States, allows us to make more informative decisions faster.  This means now we can wrap intelligence around anything!  No longer are we dependent upon deploying pepole everywhere, we can have a team of front line soldiers, and a team of intelligence in the background.  This allows us to stay one step ahead of the curve :)

http://blogs.technet.com/b/uc/archive/2011/08/25/us-army-can-keep-soldiers-on-front-lines-connected-with-lync.aspx