View Full Version : Microsoft Wins Homeland Security Contract

IJ Reilly
Jul 15, 2003, 06:34 PM
Satire? I wish. (link) (http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20030715/tc_nm/security_microsoft_dc_1)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Department of Homeland Security said on Tuesday it has awarded a five-year, $90 million enterprise (news - web sites) agreement to Microsoft Corp (Nasdaq:MSFT - news) to become the department's primary technology provider.

Under the contract, Microsoft will supply desktop and server software to the newly created department, which has merged parts of 22 different agencies into one entity.

The agreement delivers licensing coverage for about 140,000 desktops and will help the department to establish a common computing environment, Homeland Security said in a statement.

Dell Marketing LP. was selected as the reseller, to provide the day-to-day management of the enterprise agreement, it said.

Jul 15, 2003, 08:03 PM
Wow... M$ in the homeland security biz huh. Hope they train them on how to keep their security patches updated!:rolleyes:

Jul 15, 2003, 11:31 PM
It's frightening enough when MS is charged with any normal computer security.

It's especially horrible to think they're charged with securing the US against actual physical attacks.