Confluence Retirement

Due to the feedback from stakeholders and our commitment to not adversely impact USGS science activities that Confluence supports, we are extending the migration deadline to January 2023.

In an effort to consolidate USGS hosted Wikis, myUSGS’ Confluence service is targeted for retirement. The official USGS Wiki and collaboration space is now SharePoint. Please migrate existing spaces and content to the SharePoint platform and remove it from Confluence at your earliest convenience. If you need any additional information or have any concerns about this change, please contact Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.
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Technology Stack Working Group

Collaboration Tools

The USGS sponsors a plethora of collaboration tools. Which tool to use for a specific purpose is a potentially confusing decision for a Project Manager/Product Owner. This table is meant to give users a starting point for selecting the correct collaboration tool.




Strong Points


myUSGS Alfresco

Document management and sharing

Internet accessible, community configurable roles, WebDAV entry

UI and workflow is not novice friendly