Navy signs $700M, 3-year Microsoft Software license

navy-250x250WASHINGTON—   The U.S. Navy has signed a 3-year $700 Million license with Microsoft to provide them with enterprise-class software.

The Microsoft software will be consolidated and then licensed to the Navy. A statement from the U.S. Navy reads,

Per the recently signed Microsoft Department of the Navy enterprise licensing agreement, all procurement of Microsoft brand software licenses …must be acquired through the Microsoft DON enterprise licensing agreement (ELA) if that product is offered by the DON ELA.

navy-softwareThe consolidation of the licenses is due to new rules prohibiting individual software licenses. However the Navy maintains that a consolidated Microsoft license is better, saying….

{it} consolidates previous Microsoft enterprise licenses; and, therefore, optimizes cost savings by leveraging the full purchasing capacity of the department.

The software license between Microsoft and the Navy has been confirmed to be valid up until 2015.

Microsoft has yet to release a statement.

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One thought on “Navy signs $700M, 3-year Microsoft Software license

  1. Mac is a rip off because they want 2000 dlaolrs for a Laptop than is no more better than a 600 Dollar laptop. Mac can do nothing that a PC cant. Its not like they are trying to sell us High End Gaming Machines. There is nothing Special about the Macintosh’s OS, Linux, and Windows 7 operating system is Much cheaper and in my Opinion the same as Mac. The Tablet and Ipad is made by Apple Not by Mac. Apple Made Mac, Mac didnt make Ipad or Tablet.

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