I would like to see Groups enabled on the forums. This has been discussed on this post previously: https://community.ingress.com/en/discussion/14378/forum-suggestion-more-features-and-a-purpose-for-levels
You can see the possibilities of it listed here: https://success.vanillaforums.com/kb/articles/70-groups-and-events
I have been told by several agents that a more secure posting area, and even better, more local area would make them more comfortable. I'd suggest a test pilot (like vanilla suggests) of APAC, EMEA, AMER of each faction to start, and then depending on how it goes, expand the program to smaller sections of the globe. How would people prefer this be implemented and group managers be chosen, if NIA decided to go w/ this?