Microsoft, Washington, D.C., has named Jim Kelly senior director for the U.S. Army.
En Pointe Gov Inc., Gardena, Calif., is being awarded a $66,010,907 firm-fixed-price delivery order to procure commercial Microsoft software licenses and software assurance in support of U.S. Special Operations Command. The U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity.
Insight Public Sector, Chantilly, Va., was awarded a $617,251,927 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of Microsoft Enterprise License Agreements for 1.5 million devices. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Alexandria, Va., is the contracting activity.
Softchoice Corporation, McLean, Virginia, has recently been awarded two delivery orders-$8,739,142 and $8,244,574-against a previously awarded blanket purchase agreement to procure Microsoft brand name software support, known as software assurance. The Marine Corps System Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.
Softchoice, McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a firm-fixed-price blanket purchase agreement to procure Microsoft brand name software licenses and software support, known as software assurance (SA), through 2015 for the Department of the Navy. The licenses and SA must be compatible and interoperable with existing Department of the Navy hardware and technology equipment. The maximum dollar value, including the base period and two option periods is $700 million. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity.
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The U.S. Army has linked military radios and chat systems with cell phones, instant messaging and other commercial products that can facilitate communications among the U.S. military and NATO allies. Using Lync 2010, a Microsoft collaboration product, the capability will enable warfighters in command posts or on patrol to know who is online and the best way to reach them-either by computer, radio, chat or phone.
Over the next two days, hackers from across the globe will team up on nearly every continent for the second Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) event aimed at finding solutions to real-world problems in areas affected by natural disasters.