The U.S. Army announced an award for Cloud Services email and calendaring, unified capabilities, and collaboration tools has been made to Microsoft for Office 365. The Blanket Purchase Agreement is available to any Department of Defense (DoD) Service, agency and mission partner without additional competitive process. This opportunity gives Microsoft the ability to work at all levels within the DoD to provide commercial cloud services.
Microsoft has a long history of partnering with the Department of Defense. In November 2012, the Army, Air Force and Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) expanded access to Microsoft solutions in a contract-partnership that ensures standardization, interoperability, and enhanced security through modernized technology infrastructure and virtualization that helps reduce costs and foster new levels of cross-agency collaboration.