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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 planning to issue a series of policies directing agencies to take new steps to improve the acquisition and management of common IT goods and services, specifically office laptops and desktop computers, to drive the Federal Government to move to a more consolidated Acquisition Strategy, Standard Configurations, and improved Demand Management Practices.

Policy Memo 15-1

TAGS: Desktops, Laptops, IT Hardware

Secure Host Baseline (SHB) formally known as DoD Unified Master Gold Disk (UMGD)

July 20, 2015

DoD has developed a standard to provide common "build from" disk images that DoD Components will use as the starting point for creating gold disks to install initial software loads onto DoD computers. Currently, there are a subset of products available. There will be additional products added to the list once those products are approved.

The SHB products can be accessed using a CAC and can be downloaded by anyone at http://iase.disa.mil using the link for "DoD Secure Host Baseline Repository" (*Be sure to choose your DOD EMAIL CA-xx certificate).

It is the responsibility of the Component that desires to use the SHB products to obtain the appropriate DAA approval and to follow their internal policy and guidance before using it on their networks.

TAGS: OS, Office Systems, Enterprise Mgmt, ITAM, EA, IT Hardware, COTS

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