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The U.S. Department of Defense announced a contract valued $2.56 billion to Insight Public Sector Inc. for Microsoft office and related softwares for use by the Coast Guard.

“Insight Public Sector Inc., Herndon, Virginia, is awarded a $2.56 billion single-award, firm-fixed-price blanket purchase agreement (BPA) under the Department of Defense Enterprise Software Initiative (DoD ESI) in accordance with Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation System 208.74, DoD Directive 8470.01E, and DoD Executive Agent for Commercial Software Product Management of Core Enterprise Technology Agreements,” a DoD release today said.

DoD ESI streamlines software licensing acquisition and provides information technology products that are compliant with DoD technical standards and represent the best value for the DoD. This DoD Enterprise Software Agreement (ESA) will provide commercially available perpetual licenses, software assurance, user-based subscription licenses to include Microsoft 365, Microsoft Azure, and client access licenses among others.

The ESA will be used by DoD and the Coast Guard.