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If all goes according to plan, the U.S. military will soon have its own analog of Reddit, the popular social site where user votes push the best content and ideas to the top for all to see.

Called Eureka, the project is slated to go up in mid-July, joining a collection of other Defense Department-only Web tools that mirror popular social media sites such as Wikipedia and YouTube. Eureka will be a part of the Facebook analog known as milBook, though the site has been designed to feel independent.

The idea is to host discussions that lead to revolutionary solutions; for example, improved training, better ways to secure mobile devices, or any other problems that plague the military and hamper efficiency.

Eureka will be part of milSuite, a set of social-networking tools that live on DoD’s NIPRNet, which contains sensitive but unclassified information or content for official use only.

Source: Laura Biron for Defense News.

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