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DoD ESI Newsletter - Summer 2015

September 24, 2015

This newsletter focuses on new DoD ESI products and agreements, new DoD ESI website tools, key trends in the IT buying marketplace, hot topics and upcoming DoD ESI events calendar.

*NEW DFARS UPDATE* : SUBPART 239.76 - Cloud Computing (Added August 26, 2015)

September 17, 2015

This DFARS subpart, 239.76, was added August 26, 2015 and prescribes policies and procedures for the acquisition of cloud computing services.

“Cloud computing” means a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and ...

*NEW RESOURCE* - DoD ESI Ordering Roadmap

September 17, 2015

The purpose of this Roadmap is to help DoD ESI customers understand the process required to place an order using DoD ESI Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs).

Future DoD ESI Webinars

July 07, 2015

Upcoming webinars have been planned for the rest of the year, and their respective topics are listed below. Those with no date listed are still in their planning phase, with a specific date to be determined.We will update this list as plans are solidified, so we encourage users to check back periodically for updates.

Monthly Webinar Briefs Now Available

May 14, 2015

Those interested in obtaining training materials used during our monthly Webinars may download them at

UPDATED: DoD ESI Catalog of Articles, White Papers, Newspapers, and other Tools

June 17, 2015

We have updated our DoD ESI catalog of Articles, White Papers, Newspapers, and other Tools to be used as a knowledge base and resource. Most recently added to the DoD ESI site is the Service Level Agreement (SLA) Template along with its complementary User Guide found at ...

Renewal of DON Microsoft Enterprise Licensing Agreement Signed

May 28, 2015

The Department of the Navy Enterprise Software Licensing (DON ESL) team awarded a follow-on Blanket Purchase Agreement to the first agreement for Microsoft licenses and software assurance (SA) on 15 May 2015. The effective date of the agreement is 01 June and will support the renewal of SA and procurement of new Microsoft brand software licenses with SA, subscriptions and SA-step up (SASU) for ...

Featured News

How to Order Software Using DoD ESI Contract Vehicles - White Paper

May 19, 2015

This white paper describes the process buyers should follow once they have determined to fulfill their requirement through the DoD ESI Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs). It is important to note that ESI does not dictate the products or services to be acquired.

Negotiating Warranties for COTS Products - White Paper

April 30, 2015

The purpose of this white paper is to educate readers on key aspects of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software warranties.

Service Level Agreement Best Practices and Contractual Considerations - White Paper

February 17, 2015

This white paper discusses what happens after a contract has been won and signed, defines the important questions an enterprise should ask itself to mitigate risk, and details the benefits of a robust Service Level Agreement (SLA). It also identifies the different types of SLAs, and speaks to what each section of a well-defined SLA should contain in order for both parties to have a clear ...

CHIPS Magazine Mobile App Now Available

January 30, 2015

The CHIPS magazine mobile app for the Android and iOS operating systems is now available. The app is designed to provide users streamlined access to the latest articles and the ability to tag articles of interest for future reference. ...

CISCO SMARTnet Joint Enterprise Licensing Agreement Awarded

December 04, 2014

On Sept. 18, 2014, the DISA/DITCO Contracting Office awarded a CISCO SMARTnet Joint Enterprise Licensing Agreement (JELA) for hardware and software maintenance, in response to former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates' Memorandum on Efficiencies, in order to leverage the buying power of the Department of Defense (DoD).

EULA Best Practices Webinars, On-Site Training, and Training Videos

January 13, 2015

For information concerning our newest upcoming EULA Best Practices Webinars, On-Site Training, and Training Videos, please visit our Training page