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DoD ESI Announces Federal-Wide, DoD-Wide Computer Associated BPA

April 9, 2018

The DoD ESI Program has awarded a single-award, Federal-Wide and DoD-Wide Computer Associates (CA) Blanket Purchase Agreement. This BPA includes Computer Associates products inclusive of software licenses, media, and maintenance for Information Management, Microsoft Platform Management, Identity & Access Management, Endpoint Systems Management, Data Protection, Performance Monitoring and Support in support of the DoD mission.

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Announcing New Red Hat BPAs Available to All DoD

April 2, 2018

DoD ESI is happy to announce that new Red Hat BPAs have been awarded. Red Hat Enterprise Linux is the premier operating system for open source computing and is sold by annual subscription, runs on seven system architectures, and is certified by top enterprise software and hardware vendors. Red Hat Linux operating system software license subscriptions and services to include installation and consulting support, client-directed engineering, and software customization.

For newer orders/actions 4/2/2018 and forward, please visit http://www.esi.mil/contentview.aspx?id=939, and for options there were exercised prior to 4/2/2018, please visit http://www.esi.mil/contentview.aspx?id=483

New ForeScout BPA Awarded

February 7, 2018

A new ForeScout BPA was awarded 21 December 2017 and is available to all DoD personnel. This agreement will provide access to all ForeScout products and includes licenses, services, and maintenance. Please visit http://www.esi.mil/contentview.aspx?id=935 for contract details.

Announcing New Quest BPAs for All Federal and DoD

February 5, 2018

Multiple Blanket Purchase Agreements for all Federal and DoD personnel were competitively approved in November 2017 for a duration of five (5) years for the purchase of Quest brand name Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Enterprise Management Software (EMS) products. These decentralized agreements were awarded by CHESS on behalf of DoD ESI and in partnership with the General Services Administration (GSA) and are inclusive of software licenses, media, and maintenance for Information Management, Microsoft Platform Management, Identity & Access Management, Endpoint Systems Management, Data Protection, Performance Monitoring and Support in support of the DoD and the Federal mission. Sales are open to authorized users which consist of DoD components, GSA/Ordering organizations, Federal agencies, and Government and authorized contractors. Please visit http://www.esi.mil/contentview.aspx?id=922

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March 5, 2018

The ESI Website has been updated - Please clear your Internet cache

The DoD ESI Website was upgraded recently with new functionalities to make your experience more efficient.

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DoD ESI Mentioned as IT Success Story by OMB

April 3, 2018

The DoD ESI program, primarily staffed by SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific, was featured as an IT Success Story by the Office of Management and Budget for implementing Category Management (https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/10/07/2016-24054/category-management).  OMB released this IT Success Story for "Information Sharing - Improving Acquisition Expertise by Sharing Best Practices" alongside the release of the President's Management Agenda (https://www.performance.gov/PMA) on Tuesday, 20 March 2018.

OMB states that DoD ESI has been a leader in developing tools that will help Government agencies buy software, sharing best practices while following the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). These tools help guide Government IT buyers through the challenges of understanding complex software terms and conditions, as well as the many elements involved in vendor management.

DoD ESI Overview & History

September 23, 2016

DoD ESI is an official DoD initiative sponsored by the DoD Chief Information Officer (CIO) to lead in the establishment and management of enterprise COTS IT agreements, assets, and policies. DoD ESI lowers the total cost of ownership across the DoD, Coast Guard and Intelligence Communities for commercial software, IT hardware, and services.