Enterprise Licensing Agreements

The Department of the Navy is establishing Enterprise Licensing Agreements (ELAs) with IT hardware and software vendors to achieve cost savings, improve management, streamline procurement and enhance security. The DON ELAs are negotiated and centrally managed by the DON. As stated in the Feb. 22, 2012, memo, "Mandatory Use of DON Enterprise Licensing Agreements," signed by the Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer, the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research Development and Acquisition, and the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Financial Management and Comptroller, all DON organizations and programs are required to use DON ELAs when the ELA offers the required hardware, software or service products. All DON ELAs and associated procurement policies are posted to the Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems PMM-110 portal page.

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DON Data At Rest Solution For Encryption Of Controlled Unclassified Information

DON CIO Memo - June 23, 2014

The purpose of this memo is to announce the availability of Microsoft BitLocker as a Department of the Navy approved enterprise data at rest solution for the encryption of controlled unclassified information on Microsoft-based systems.

Microsoft Software Assurance for Microsoft Products

DON CIO Memo - June 8, 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.

Mandatory Use of DON Enterprise Licensing Agreements

Joint DON Memo - February 22, 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, ...

News

What is an Enterprise License Agreement?

July 15, 2013

Last month, 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. But what is an ELA?

Oracle Software Enterprise License Agreement Signed

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 ...

Transparency: The Right Data at the Right Time

January 29, 2013

Chances are you've seen the TV ad for a used-car company that begins with a potential buyer looking for “a car.” He is suddenly facing a sea of automobiles, which he narrows down by being more specific: "A red car. With good gas mileage. With four doors." And so on. This is a good example of what we in the IT world call "transparency." Contrary to common misconceptions, data transparency does not mean access to all ...

Building a Strong Foundation for Future Success

October 24, 2012

"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." Albert Einstein said these words two generations ago, and yet they ring even more true today. But, we must not stop there. While it is vital that we use current solutions, best practices and technologies to enable our immediate success, we must also maintain a steadfast eye on the horizon for future requirements, industry trends ...

Microsoft Enterprise Licensing Agreement Signed

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.

DON Enterprise Licensing Agreements to Optimize IT Procurement

February 27, 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.

Resources

Oracle ELA Fact Sheet

August 20, 2014

On June 13, 2013 the Department of the Navy awarded a DON Enterprise License Agreement (ELA) for Oracle software. The five-year agreement supports DON information technology efficiency efforts by consolidating procurement of all Oracle software across the department. The attached fact sheet provides an overview of what is covered by the agreement.

DON IT Policy Roundup for FY 2013

February 21, 2013

The Department of the Navy Information Technology Policy Roundup for fiscal year (FY) 2013 provides a summary of policies affecting IT projects and programs. For more detail, please review the entire policy at the links provided.