Military Signs Most Comprehensive Microsoft Contract Yet
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User Rank: Apprentice
1/16/2013 | 7:46:31 PM
re: Military Signs Most Comprehensive Microsoft Contract Yet
"And previously, the Army had done business with Microsoft through another contractor, SoftArt Government Services."

The correct company name is "Softmart" not SoftArt
User Rank: Strategist
1/4/2013 | 8:13:05 AM
re: Military Signs Most Comprehensive Microsoft Contract Yet


What were DOD IT planners thinking? (No, don't even try to answer that.)

Here is the largest defense agency in the world outsourcing at least a major portion of its IT security to Microsoft.

This is a bad joke-- unfortunately at the expense of our national security.

Microsoft continues the biggest, fattest target of hackers everywhere. Microsoft "stuff" was rejected by even the PRC when Gates tried to persuade China to use Windows as a government office platform. (Of course, China would know all about Windows vulnerabilities, since it probes them regularly.)

And so what, if Microsoft offered bargain basement prices-- any price is too much to ask for an unreasonable risk. More intrusions of past years have been on MS servers than non-MS servers.

This news reminds us that "military intelligence" continues an oxymoron.

J. Nicholas Hoover
J. Nicholas Hoover,
User Rank: Apprentice
1/3/2013 | 9:01:37 PM
re: Military Signs Most Comprehensive Microsoft Contract Yet

DOD gets such a good deal because it is such a big customer. Buying in bulk is always cheaper! That's what I was trying to say in the paragraph about "leverag[ing] the joint purchasing power of the military."
User Rank: Ninja
1/3/2013 | 8:57:16 PM
re: Military Signs Most Comprehensive Microsoft Contract Yet
Is there any information on how the DoD got such a good deal from MS?

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