$40.5 million contract will save money, improve standardization, DISA says

The Defense Information Systems Agency announced today it has signed a three-year, $40.5 million joint enterprise license agreement, or JELA, with CDW-G for Adobe Products for use by Army, Air Force and DISA personnel.

In many ways, JELA has similar goals to DISA’s first JELA from December 2012 for Microsoft products. It seeks to reduce costs and improve interoperability, document services, collaboration and publishing capabilities, as well as to support combatant command headquarters.

The agreement with Adobe will produce $16.6 million in savings over the next three years, according to Lt. Gen. Michael Basla, Air Force chief of information dominance and chief information officer. This vehicle allows DISA, Army and the Air Force to access the latest Adobe technologies as well as a number of Creative Cloud subscriptions for each organizations.

“The Adobe JELA leverages the consolidated buying power of the Army, Air Force and DISA to obtain capabilities at a much lower cost,” DISA CIO Dave Bennett said. “DISA is in discussions with other vendors to pursue additional JELAs in partnership with the military services. These agreements will save the department money and provide users with the tools they need to complete their missions.”


The Army will begin converting all of its forms into PDFs, which Army Deputy CIO Michael Krieger said will improve information sharing across the Defense Department through standardization.

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