Microsoft Awarded Homeland Security Contract
The federal government awards a five-year, $90 million contract to Microsoft to provide the Department of Homeland Security with desktop and server software.The federal government put its money where its mouth is on the matter of IT security and awarded a $90 million contract to Microsoft Corp. to provide the Department of Homeland Security with desktop and server software. The five-year contract, which the new department announced Tuesday, establishes Microsoft as the primary technology provider to DHS and consolidates existing Microsoft contracts at the federal agencies that were incorporated into the new department.
The agreement covers approximately 140,000 desktops, which will include standard configuration, Windows XP operating system, Microsoft Office Professional and Core Client Access licenses. According to the department, it will provide for a more standard computing environment and reduce deployment, implementation and maintenance costs.