Patent office’s open data efforts detailed in new report
April 17, 2015
As the U.S. patent office has been working to boost its open data offerings, a new report offers a look at where the agency currently stands.
The Department of Defense announced Thursday it signed a three-year, $617 million joint enterprise license agreement for Microsoft products, including Microsoft Office 2013, SharePoint 2013 and Windows 8.
According to the American Forces Press Service, the deal, a joint effort between the Army, Air Force and Defense Information Systems Agency, "demonstrates the best pricing DOD has received to date for Microsoft desktop and server software licenses."
Army Deputy Chief Information Officer Michael Krieger said the Army will save more than $70 million each year over the course of the agreement. Air Force CIO Lt. Gen. Michael J. Basla said it will save Air Force $50 million a year.