DIA signs deal for Microsoft enterprise support

The Defense Intelligence Agency has awarded a three-year, $16.5 million Microsoft enterprise agreement contract renewal to enterprise solutions and services provider GTSI.

The new contract covers desktop and laptop computers and accessory software for much of the Defense Department's Intelligence Information Systems community, including the Defense Intelligence Agency, Joint Reserve Intelligence Program, Armed Forces Medical Intelligence Center, Missile and Space Intelligence Center and J2 Intelligence Directorate at eight of the nine Combatant Commands.

Under the new contract, GTSI project managers will continue to coordinate administrative and logistical tasks, including worldwide coordination of Microsoft certified training and help provide upgrades and purchases of Microsoft technical support and tools.

In addition, the integrator's Microsoft certified systems engineers will advise the DOD intelligence group on how to make best use of its current information technology and Microsoft advances in IT, such as the new Vista operating system and Office 2007.

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