Microsoft/Dell enter into transformative agreement with the US Intelligence Community
On May 16, Microsoft announced that the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) has extended its digital transformation investment in Microsoft technologies through a transformative agreement worth potentially hundreds of millions of dollars over six years. This agreement expands the IC’s use of Microsoft products to now include Windows 10 and Microsoft’s Cloud for Government, including Office 365 for US Government and Azure Government, via a Joint Enterprise Licensing Agreement awarded to Dell Inc.
Microsoft has longstanding relationships with the IC. With this agreement the community will now be able to leverage the full innovation of our complete Microsoft Cloud for Government platform for the first time. This agreement bolsters Microsoft’s position as a leading government cloud provider delivering advanced capabilities to further the IC’s national security mission, and we are deeply committed to continue to expand our support to serve the full spectrum of IC initiatives across all its agencies.
The IC is responsible for handling some of the toughest problems facing the nation, harnessing the intelligence derived from the most sensitive data at unprecedented scale. This new agreement provides the IC with a vehicle for accessing the latest Microsoft technologies to further empower its agencies, optimize operations and modernize infrastructure.
This agreement positions Microsoft to help the IC achieve its mission at home and around the world with a trusted cloud and modern workplace solution that keeps critical data secure, while delivering advanced capabilities including artificial intelligence, machine learning and large-scale data analysis.
Microsoft is also unique in offering an end-to-end, government-only cloud platform across Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS), complete with modern collaboration and productivity tools.
Through this latest agreement, the IC can leverage technology innovation, embracing interoperability and providing secure hyperscale cloud that extends to meet each of their 17 agencies right where they are.