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December 21, 2016

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. Please clear your ...

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ESI Mission

August 31, 2009

The DoD ESI’s mission is to lead in the establishment and management of enterprise Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS) Information Technology (IT) agreements, assets, and policies for the purpose of ...

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Best Practices for ESAs within DoD and the Corporate World

September 14, 1999

"Best Practices for Enterprise Software Agreements within DoD and the Corporate World” is a report commissioned by the Directorate of Information Technology Acquisition and Investment to identify ...

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Resources / Tools

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 ...

TAGS: Enterprise Mgmt, About

Software License Negotiations Support Proves Valuable

September 12, 2016

This article provides information on how DoD ESI is on the leading edge of trends in the software licensing world and the impacts they have on the Government.

TAGS: Other News, About, Training

Frequently Asked Questions

September 02, 2016

The ESI web site provides unique sets of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for both Customers and Vendors. If you cannot find an answer to your questions in one of the FAQs, please use the "Ask an ...

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DoD ESI Brochures

June 01, 2016

DoD ESI is a joint project designed to implement a software enterprise management process within DoD. By pooling current and future requirements for commercial software and presenting a single ...

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DoD ESI Education, Support, and Tools Portfolio Brochure

May 17, 2016

This brochure provides a visual mapping of the tools and resources available on the DoD ESI Website.Education, Support, and Tools Portfolio Brochure

TAGS: About, Training

DoD ESI Vendor's Toolkit

January 31, 2014

This Toolkit addresses “how to do business with ESI” as well as policies (i.e., certifications and net-worthiness) appropriate to at least the larger Components. DoD ESI will ensure this Toolkit is ...

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Raw Data Logs

March 12, 2013

Information is collected from the Department of Defense Enterprise Software Initiative website log files for statistical purposes.

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Privacy and Security Notice

February 28, 2013

The Department of Defense ESI (DoD ESI) website is provided as a public service by the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer.

TAGS: About, IA

Authorized Users – Who Can Order?

September 30, 2011

DoD ESI Agreements are open for ordering by all DoD Components, including: • Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) • Military Departments • Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff • Unified ...

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COTS Software License Framework for BPA-based Orders

September 30, 2011

The following chart summarizes the contractual structure utilized by DoD ESI leveraging three key components of the contractual documents involved in a COTS software license:

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ESI Agreements Holding DoD Inventory

December 22, 2009

Several of the ESI agreements offer paid inventories of software and related services. The following agreements have paid for inventory available to the DoD customer: McAfee and Symantec Anti-Virus ...

TAGS: About, ERP

Vendor Overview

September 06, 2009

This section has been compiled to assist existing and prospective ESI vendors to gain access to helpful information organized for vendors.

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Who Can Use DoD ESI?

August 31, 2009

DoD ESI's agreements may be used as ordering vehicles by all DoD organizations and authorized defense contractors, which include: the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) the Military ...

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ESI Team Structure

August 31, 2009

The DoD ESI organizational structure is shown below. The principal operations of DoD ESI are conducted through the DoD ESI Working Group and Software Product Managers.

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ESI Operating Principles

August 31, 2009

The ESI operates under these principles:

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DoD ESI SmartBUY Alliance

August 31, 2009

Since 2003, DoD ESI has partnered with GSA’s SmartBUY program to combine software requirements at the Federal level to act as one customer, reduce costs, and eliminate redundant purchases. Many DoD ...

TAGS: About, SmartBUY

ITAM Overview

August 31, 2009

The Department of Defense (DoD) Chief Information Officer (CIO) is establishing a DoD Net-Centric Information Technology Asset Management (ITAM) framework for managing the Department’s ...


About ITAM

August 31, 2009

ITAM is the set of business practices that join financial, contractual and inventory functions to support strategic decision making and life cycle management for the IT environment.


ITAM Community of Interest

August 31, 2009

In January 2009, the DoD ITAM Community of Interest (COI) was launched with a governance structure at the Senior Executive Service (SES) level with representation from the DoD Military Departments ...


Net-Centricity and ITAM

August 31, 2009

The DoD Net-Centric Data Strategy and Net-Centric Services Strategy outline a framework for supporting Net-Centric Warfare through Net-Centric Operations to provide the right information where ...


External Hyperlink Disclaimer

July 18, 2009

DOD Hyperlink Disclaimer The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the United States Department of Defense of the linked web sites, or the information, products or ...

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DoD ESI: An Overview

June 14, 2016

This video provides a broad overview of DoD ESI, offers a look at its history, mission and milestones, and describes the benefits and tools it can offer Government agencies across the DoD to assist ...

TAGS: About, FAQ, Training


Background and reference information about the DoD Enterprise Software Initiative