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May 17 - 18, 2016

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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 ...

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 ...


DoD ESI Software License Risk Assessment Tool

February 10, 2016

The DoD ESI Software License Risk Assessment Tool is a tool that was created to help DoD software buyers analyze a seller's proposed license agreement to determine the areas of risk that should be addressed in a negotiation, to initiate and document negotiations with software publishers, and reduce risk of wasteful spending, disruption to Government operations, and vulnerability to lawsuits, ...


Financial Guide for Converting Perpetual Software Licenses to SaaS

March 02, 2016

This financial guide, complemented by its associated workbook, assists the reader in determining if it makes business sense to convert to Software as a Service (SaaS) or continue to operate under a Perpetual licensing arrangement. The workbook’s methodology provides ways of estimating and comparing the Total Cost of Ownership of future operations under the two scenarios. Additionally, the Toolkit ...

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

March 02, 2016

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 are Training Videos on the following new topics, "How to Use the ESI Website", "Enterprise License Agreements", and "Risk Assessment Tool Introduction" which instruct viewers on how to use our new Software License Risk ...


March 22, 2016

DoD ESI would like to announce that new training videos have been uploaded to its Training page.

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  ...

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DON VMware Enterprise License Agreement Signed

April 06, 2016

The Department of the Navy Enterprise Software Licensing (DON ESL) team awarded a  Blanket Purchase Agreement for VMware licenses and maintenance (aka ‘SnS’) on 18 March 2016. The effective date of the agreement is 18 March and will support the renewal of SnS and procurement of new VMware brand software licenses with SnS, for desktop and server-based products.

The agreement, valid ...

Deputy Secretary Of Defense Memo, February 26, 2016 - Implementation of Microsoft Windows 10 Secure Host Baseline

March 03, 2016

This is an update to the memo released by the Office of the Chief Information Officer of the DoD on November 20, 2015, described and available below.

On 26 February 2016, the Deputy Secretary Of Defense sent the memo below directing the Department of Defense to complete a rapid deployment and transition to Microsoft Windows 10 Secure Host Baseline (SHB). This decision ...

Renewal of DON Microsoft Enterprise Licensing Agreement Signed

November 30, 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 ...

DoD ESI Newsletter - Summer 2015

September 01, 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.