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U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, and DISA to modernize with Microsoft

04 January 2013 | Tim Solms, General Manager, Microsoft Department of Defense Business

​DoD leaders today are looking to modernize while being asked to continue to deliver on evolving mission demands using fewer resources, and to do this, they are turning to technology to drive new efficiencies, and new capabilities around top IT priorities like collaboration, cybersecurity, mobility, data center consolidation and cloud computing. In support of this vision of a more nimble and efficient DoD, we’re excited to announce a new Joint Enterprise Licensing Agreement (JELA) with the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, and the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). 

The JELA represents one of the most comprehensive agreements for Microsoft and will provide significant cost savings while delivering access to the latest Microsoft technologies to nearly 75 percent of all DoD personnel. Army, Air Force, and DISA will have the opportunity to standardize on the newest versions of Microsoft products like Office 2013 and Sharepoint 2013 Enterprise, which will drive new levels of cross-agency collaboration while dramatically improving productivity and business intelligence capabilities.

We’re looking forward to this important next step in Microsoft’s long-standing relationship with the DoD to help foster a modern, mobile, secure, and reliable DoD technology infrastructure to meet the demands of today’s DoD. To learn more about the agreement and how Army, Air Force, and DISA leaders can start leveraging the agreement to modernize, you can read the official press release to learn more.

Tim Solms
General Manager, Microsoft Department of Defense Business

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About the Author

Tim Solms | General Manager, Microsoft Department of Defense Business

Tim leads Microsoft’s Department of Defense (DoD) business unit. Previously, he was responsible for sales and management of VMWare’s DoD business and worked in Dell’s federal business practice. He also served in the U.S. Army as an attack aviator.