concrete5 will be used for all of the U.S. Army MWR web presence. The U.S. Army Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) program supports Soldiers, Families and the more than 3 million individuals associated with the U.S. Army. After years of organic efforts across more than 80 garrisons, the web presence for all of MWR will be standardized on concrete5, version 7.

Over the last three years the U.S. Army MWR team has already successfully switched more than 40 MWR community sites to concrete5. Concrete5 is an ideal choice for an organization with a diverse group of content contributors. The system offers a consumer-friendly content editing experience, but with an enterprise stack of features including permissions and workflow. New editors can learn concrete5 in minutes or hours, instead of days and weeks.

This government contract is a significant milestone for concrete5. Released Open Source in 2008, concrete5 has slowly but steadily grown to the 4th most popular CMS. The platform fills a void between WordPress and Drupal for projects where easy administration of organic content by a team of people is important.

PortlandLabs is the company behind concrete5 and leads this project with a development team spread around the world. Franz Maruna, CEO comments, "We're delighted that the U.S. Army MWR team picked concrete5 out of the many systems they have researched as the right platform for their MWR web presence. The product is a great fit and is already serving them well, as it will for many years to come."

The project's initial phase is standardizing all content management across 80 garrisons into one centrally managed concrete5 install. The larger strategic potential includes adding online community, social features, and native mobile applications that securely share data with the site.

About U.S. Army IMCOM MWR

Family and MWR programs, services and activities offer Soldiers and Families opportunities to enrich their lives culturally and creatively. Our programs relieve stress, build strength and resilience, and help the Army Family stay physically, mentally, and financially fit. Programs include:

  • Child, Youth & School Services
  • Army Family Programs
  • Soldier Programs & Community Recreation
  • Family and MWR Business Initiatives
  • Armed Forces Recreation Centers
  • MWR Recreation Delivery to theater operations

The Armys investment in delivering the highest quality programs and services from Family, child and youth programs to recreation, sports, entertainment, travel and leisure activities reflects its commitment to Soldiers, Families, Civilians and Retirees.

About concrete5

concrete5 combines the ease-of-use of a web builder with the flexibility and power of an application framework. To date, hundreds of thousands of advertising and creative agencies and web developers around the world have downloaded concrete5 for free and used the technology to quickly and inexpensively build enterprise-quality web sites that can be updated by end users. For more information, please visithttps://marketing.concrete5.org.

About PortlandLabs

Founded in 2001 as a privately held S-corp, PortlandLabs is a small group of creative professionals who challenge preconceived notions of how things must be done. A mix of client driven and internal projects fill their days with interesting questions.