DON CIO Memo - June 19, 2012
The purpose of this memo is to clarify the manner in which SECNAVINST 5230.15, "Information Management/Information Technology Policy for Fielding of Commercial Off the Shelf Software" applies to Microsoft products. Microsoft SA is provided under Microsoft's licensing model and provides features essential to prevent operational and security vulnerability risks posed by unsupported software.
DON Memo - May 4, 2012
This policy emphasizes the mandatory use of the GSA Alliant/Alliant Small Business, DISA Encore II, Army ITES-2S, Air Force NETCENTS, NIH GWAC, and Seaport-E contract vehicles for the acquisition of IT development and support services in the following scenarios: 1) in new acquisitions and 2) in all competitive follow-on contracts/task orders where three or fewer offers were received in the previous
Joint DON Memo - February 24, 2012
The purpose of this joint memorandum is to announce the mandatory use of Department of the Navy Enterprise Licensing Agreements (ELAs) by all DON organizations and programs to achieve maximum cost savings. Effective immediately, where a DON ELA exists, any software products, hardware and related services offered by that ELA must be procured using that ELA, including those procured by government purchase cards. Further, ...
DON CIO Memo - December 27, 2010
This memo establishes Department of the Navy information technology/cyberspace policy and governance strategy to meet the long-term objectives of the Department's information management, IT/cyberspace and information resources management efficiency and effectiveness goals. The memo also outlines initial DON IT/cyberspace efficiency focus areas.
DON CIO Memo - December 10, 2008
This memo announces that the Department of the Navy, through its contract with EDS for the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI), is entitled to Microsoft's Home Use Program (HUP) as a volume license owner with Microsoft. The HUP allows government civilian and uniformed personnel presently on NMCI, to obtain a licensed copy of Microsoft Office, Project, or Visio desktop applications to install and use on a home computer if ...
DTG 041537Z AUG 08 - October 6, 2008
The purpose of this Naval message is to maximize DON buying power and achieve cost savings and management efficiencies by acquiring and managing commercially available software on an enterprise-wide basis.
DTG 011526Z JUL 08 - July 14, 2008
This Naval message provides guidance regarding consolidating the Department of the Navy's Sun Microsystems hardware and software maintenance and re-emphasizes the use of the Sun Support Total Enterprise Warranty (SSTEW) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA). The SSTEW BPA is a time and money saving BPA for extended warranty, maintenance, education and professional services for all Sun Microsystems products.
ASN RDA Memo - December 18, 2007
This memo provides information about the Department of Defense Enterprise Software Initiative and Enterprise Software Agreements.
DoD CIO Memo - December 18, 2007
This memo provides information about the Department of Defense's Enterprise Software Initiative.
DTG 021419Z FEB 99 - December 18, 2007
This Naval Message ensures that the Department of the Navy speaks with one coordinated voice to suppliers when negotiating for most favorable terms and prices on products and services.
February 19, 2014
Presentations given during the DON IT conference sessions held in San Diego Feb. 10-12, are now available by request. Please submit your request to the "Contact Us" section of the website.
June 18, 2013
On June 13, 2013 the Department of the Navy awarded a DON Enterprise License Agreement (ELA) for Oracle software that is expected to save over $60M across the Future Years Defense Program. The five-year agreement supports DON information technology efficiency efforts by consolidating procurement of all Oracle software across the department. This ELA, awarded to Oracle reseller DLT Solutions, gives the DON unlimited use ...
May 16, 2013
Presentations given during the DON IT conference sessions offered via DCO, May 13-15, are now available by request. Please submit your request to the "Contact Us" section of the website.
April 22, 2013
The DON IT Conference, East Coast 2013 will not be held in Virginia Beach this year due to budget and travel restrictions. As a result, several sessions will be held virtually via Defense Connect Online (DCO). The AFCEA/USNI Joint Warfighting Conference scheduled for May 14-16, 2013, at the Virginia Beach Convention Center will still take place. Several senior DON and DoD leaders are scheduled to appear as speakers and ...
March 15, 2013
The DON IT Conference, East Coast 2013 will not be held in Virginia Beach this year due to budget and travel restrictions. The AFCEA/USNI Joint Warfighting Conference scheduled for May 14-16, 2013, at the Virginia Beach Convention Center will still take place. Several senior DON and DoD leaders are scheduled to appear as speakers and panel participants. Local commands are encouraged to attend, with appropriate command ...
February 22, 2013
Did you know Department of the Navy government civilian and uniformed personnel can obtain Microsoft Office software for installation on their home computers for less than $10? Civilian and military users presently on the Navy Marine Corps Internet (NMCI) can obtain a licensed copy of the latest version of Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Project to install and use on a home computer– if Microsoft ...
by Enterprise Commercial IT Strategy Team - January 16, 2009
Following the announcement of the Department of the Navy's Home Use Program for Microsoft applications, the DON CIO has received many questions concerning the use of this program. Below is a list of the most commonly asked questions and their answers.
January 29, 2013
Several sessions originally scheduled to take place during the DON IT Conference in San Diego will be held virtually via Defense Connect Online (DCO). The DCO service is the designated enterprise tool provided to all Department of Defense partners, allowing users to communicate and share information in a secure forum. Registration for these sessions is not required.
July 5, 2012
Per the recently signed Microsoft Department of the Navy enterprise licensing agreement, all procurement of Microsoft brand software licenses including software assurance (SA), SA only, and subscriptions and SA-step up (SASU) for desktop and server based products must be acquired through the Microsoft DON enterprise licensing agreement (ELA) if that product is offered by the DON ELA.
by Floyd Groce, Brian Fischbeck and Behrad Mahdi - May 11, 2012
The Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer and the Information Technology/Cyberspace Efficiency Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) have undertaken a number of initiatives that have important implications for the future of the DON business IT environment. Specifically, the DON Enterprise Software Licensing (ESL) IPT developed business case analyses (BCAs) that provide enterprise-level visibility of how much money ...
April 5, 2012
A Department of the Navy Enterprise License Agreement (DON ELA) is a contractual vehicle that provides the means to procure many of the widely purchased products from DON "high use" software publishers, like Microsoft. The vehicle is established to provide these products to the entire DON at the best possible price, while ensuring common terms and conditions, by leveraging the purchasing power of the entire DON. ...
February 24, 2012
Use of enterprise license agreements (ELAs), where available, is mandatory by all Department of the Navy organizations and programs with the release of a joint DON memo. These enterprise agreements optimize cost savings by leveraging the full purchasing capacity of the department.
February 2, 2012
The Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer discussed the Department's IT business transformation efforts to prepare for a fiscally constrained future with enterprise and joint solutions that are effective, efficient and agile during the DON Information Technology Conference in San Diego.
by Terry Halvorsen - January 12, 2012
Happy New Year! This year, the Department of the Navy will build on the efforts of 2011 as we continue on our difficult but necessary journey to transform the way the department manages its business information technology. Finding ways to become more effective in how we acquire and operate IT will lead to decreased costs and ensure we hit the target of reducing the IT budget by 25 percent by 2017.
by Victor Ecarma - October 26, 2011
In May 2011, the Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer released the DON Information Management/Information Technology/Cyberspace Campaign Plan for Fiscal Years 2011-2013. As stated in the campaign plan, "Fiscal realities in the Defense community today and in the anticipated future will not support our continued development and delivery of Information Management (IM), Information Technology (IT) and Information ...
by Floyd Groce - October 26, 2011
The Department of Defense Enterprise Software Initiative, established in 1998 and sponsored by the DoD Chief Information Officer, was created to consolidate requirements for commercial software applications and negotiate with vendors to save time and money in the acquisition of software.
by Floyd Groce and Karen M. Davis - July 24, 2011
As all personnel within the Department of Defense and across the federal government are well aware, this is an era of increased budget scrutiny. However, with this scrutiny comes a new opportunity to assess and advance how DoD operates and to improve efficiency across a wide variety of business units and operations. As a significant budget item, the massive information technology infrastructure is no exception and offers ...
by Terry Halvorsen - July 24, 2011
The Department of the Navy must change the way it manages its business information technology (IT) systems. It is the reality of these fiscally constrained times; and frankly, it is the right thing to do as good stewards of taxpayer money.
June 3, 2011
Floyd Groce, DON CIO Enterprise Services team lead, was recently awarded the 2011 AFCEA Bethesda Government-Wide Initiatives Excellence Award. He was selected as the winner in the Outstanding Achievement for Program Management category.
by Lynda Pierce - January 20, 2011
The Under Secretary of the Navy, The Honorable Robert O. Work, signed a memo, dated Dec. 3, 2010, addressing information technology (IT)/cyberspace efficiency initiatives and realignment in the Department of the Navy. The memo underscores the challenge from Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) Robert Gates to think about the DON's approach to IT initiatives and to centralize and consolidate efforts where it makes sense. Work ...
by Chris Panaro - May 14, 2010
Software as a Service (SaaS) has become a hot topic over the past few years. As a result of this heightened interest, the Department of Defense Enterprise Software Initiative (DoD ESI) developed the SaaS Toolkit to provide independent and unbiased educational materials for the DoD information technology acquisition and management community. The toolkit is available at www.esi.mil and provides access to decision-analysis ...
September 14, 2009
The Department of Defense Enterprise Software Initiative was listed as one of the 10 most popular contracts by readers of Washington Technology, Federal Computer Week (FCW) and Government Computer News.
December 16, 2008
The Department of the Navy, through its contract with EDS for the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI), is entitled to use Microsoft Corporation’s Home Use Program (HUP). The HUP allows Navy and Marine Corps government civilian and uniformed personnel presently NMCI users, to obtain a licensed copy of Microsoft Office, Project or Visio desktop applications to install and use on a home computer if these applications are ...
March 4, 2008
Enterprise Software Initiative Co-chairs Floyd Groce, of the Department of the Navy, and Jim Clausen, of the Department of Defense, received the Loyal User Award. This award recognizes the federal operation that has remained a steadfast supporter of the schedules program over the years and has bought a wide variety of products and services.