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Directive 8470.01E Approved: Secretary of Navy to Act as Executive Agent

November 5, 2018

Updated 07/16/19

DOD Directive 8470.01E, approved by the Deputy Secretary of Defense and went into effect 6 September 2018, announced that the Secretary of the Navy would serve as the DoD Executive Agent (EA) for commercial software product management of Core Enterprise Technology Agreements (CETAs) designated by the Defense Business Council (DBC) in support of Information Technology Category Management (ITCM) and the DoD Enterprise Software Initiative, in accordance with DoD Directive 5101.1. It also establishes policy and assigns responsibilities for the execution of ESI CETA Agreements. Core Agreements consist of those agreements that are in highest demand.

The nomination and transition from existing ordering agreements into CETAs is an ongoing process. Therefore, until the process is complete for each respective agreement, customers should continue to order in accordance with DoD DFARS 208.74 via current ESI agreements. If you have any questions or concerns, please submit them via our Ask an Expert page.

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