Microsoft

May 12, 2017
By Julianne Simpson
SIGNAL's Editor in Chief Robert K. Ackerman sits down with Jasson Walker Jr., founder, president and CEO of cFocus Software Inc., to discuss authority to operate as a service.

Cloud computing is fast becoming the new normal. It can increase efficiency and improve cash flow, making it an attractive and necessary service for both industry and government.

As part of SIGNAL’s executive video series, Editor-in-Chief Robert K. Ackerman sat down with Jasson Walker Jr., founder, president and CEO of cFocus Software Inc., to discuss authority to operate (ATO) as a service. The company’s main focus is providing customers risk management framework compliance when they are looking to move to the cloud.

December 2, 2016

Microsoft Corp., Redmond, Washington, has been awarded a $44,742,615 contract for Microsoft Premier Support services. Contractor will provide proactive and reactive services to increase operational efficiency, optimize performance, maximize uptime and reduce support cost for the Air Force Network (AFNet) enterprise. Work will be performed at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia; Ramstein Air Base, Germany; Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado; Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii; and McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Work is expected to be complete by November 30, 2020. Fiscal 2017 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $3,000,000 are being obligated at the time of award.

August 31, 2015

Microsoft Corp., Redmond, Washington, was awarded an increased ceiling modification to the established firm-fixed-price, single award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Microsoft enterprise technical support services, necessary to obtain highly trained Microsoft Blue Badge Cardholder support. These services require access rights to Microsoft's proprietary (closed-source) code, which is licensed under exclusive legal right of Microsoft, and are required to support the Department of Defense's mission. The total cumulative of the contract was increased by $162,760,000 from $412,240,000 to $575,000,000.

July 24, 2014

Microsoft, Washington, D.C., has named Jim Kelly senior director for the U.S. Army.

January 11, 2013
George I. Seffers

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. 

December 13, 2012
George I. Seffers

 
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. 

June 4, 2012
By George Seffers

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.

May 25, 2012
By George Seffers

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.

March 13, 2012
By Rachel Eisenhower

Want to take your work on the road? The CloudOn app lets you access Microsoft Office from your iPad. The free app integrates with virtual versions of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint hosted in the cloud. Simply connect to the Internet and the program lets you create, view and edit files. It also integrates with Dropbox so that you can save files right to your workspace. With CloudOn, you have the ability to rename, delete and manage documents in your Dropbox account; track changes while reviewing Word documents; display animation and transitions in PowerPoint presentations; open files directly from email; and automatically save documents, among others.

August 10, 2011

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.

June 4, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

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 caused by natural disasters. It's a 48-hour marathon of competitive computer coding with the best and brightest developers in Washington, D.C.; Sydney, Australia; Nairobi, Kenya; London; Jakarta, Indonesia; and Sao Paolo, Brazil.