XMPP is the eXtensible Messaging and Presence Protocol, which is the Internet Standard for Instant Messaging, Real Time Messaging and Presence. On January 16th, the sale of an XMPP client and server solution by jabber.com to the US Marines for 280,000 users was announced.
This large sale ties in with XMPP activity at lead US Military groups such as JFCOM (Joint Forces Command) and SPAWAR (Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command) (more).
XMPP is also now included in US DoD IT Standards Register as Mandatory.
There is a clear trend towards the US military broadly adopting XMPP, which will have impact on Instant Messaging choices being made by other parts of the US Government as well as military organizations worldwide. We believe that this announcement is further confirmation that Isode's own Instant Messaging product development strategy and our choice of XMPP is the right one.