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DON IT Umbrella Program Turns 17!   [open pdf - 306KB]

"We are just 17, if you know what I mean! Thats right; the Department of the Navy Information Technology (DON IT) Umbrella Program celebrates 17 years of bringing substantial cost avoidance savings for DON and Department of Defense (DoD) customers. It was June 1988 when the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Financial Management chartered the establishment of the Umbrella Program. In his chartering letter, he delineated the benefits of using a Department-wide acquisition strategy with 'umbrella contracts' to reduce procurement time and costs, achieve substantial discounts and promote cost - effective standardization. These historic joint service contracts successfully brought desktop computing to Navy users. But since that time the number of Navy IT acquisitions has grown exponentially " and increased in complexity " as the DON systematically continues to improve automated business and operational processes, and build a standardized, flexible architecture for tactical and non-tactical operations."

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Date:
2005-04
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Public Domain
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CHIPS: http://www.chips.navy.mil
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pdf
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application/pdf
Source:
CHIPS - The Department of the Navy Information Technology Magazine (April-June 2005), p.24-25
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