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Webinar - December 2015

DoD ESI Webinar - COTS Software Licensing EULA Best Practices

Dec 16, 2015

TIME: 1330 - 1430 EST (1030 - 1130 PST)

DIAL-IN NUMBER: The dial-in phone number and pass code will be posted about a half hour before the Webinar, and will appear in the Chat interface within DCS.


COST: No cost

DoD ESI Training Information

November 05, 2015

For information on DoD ESI Training and Training Resources, visit our Training page regarding Webinars, Video Tutorials, and our 2-day On-Site Acquisition training sessions:

2-Day On-Site Training

On-Site Commercial Software License Acquisition Training - Arlington, VA

Dec 9 - 10, 2015

Location: Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport in Arlington, VA

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).

Microsoft Joint Enterprise License Agreement (JELA) Extension

November 06, 2015

The DoD Microsoft Joint Enterprise License Agreement extension was awarded on 31 Oct 2015 for a period of one year. You can view contract information  ...

Policy Memo 15-1: Improving the Acquisition & Management of Common IT: Laptops and Desktops

November 06, 2015

The purpose of this memo is to assure that federal buyers take advantage of category management principles so that government has access to the best prices, and can reduce the inefficient duplication of IT contracts.

Due to many government agencies buying and managing their IT in a fragmented and inefficient manner, while failing to combine their orders to attain the most savings, the OMB is ...

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

CIO Memo - Migration to Microsoft Windows 10 Secure Host Baseline

November 25, 2015

The Office of the Chief Information Officer of the DoD released a memo on 20 November as notification that in order to improve our Cybersecurity posture, lower the cost of IT, and streamline the IT operating environment, the Department will transition to Microsoft Windows 10.  The DoD will direct Combatant Commands, Services, Agencies and Field Activities (CC/S/As) to rapidly deploy the ...

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.

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. ...