Air Force signs licensing deal for Oracle software
- By Katherine Owens
The Air Force has signed a five-year enterprise software license agreement with Mythics, Inc. for Oracle products and services that will streamline the procurement of Oracle technologies and consolidate the vast majority of the Air Force's core technology maintenance stream.
The software licensing agreement will also give the Air Force access to Oracle’s technology products, such as databases, servers, and storage systems.
The agreement includes a catalog with constant pricing and discounts on Air Force technology purchases. It consolidates the 745,768 Oracle licenses already in use by the Air Force so that they can be more easily maintained and provides for the replacement of Oracle products that are nearing their expiration date.
The integration of cloud services will give the Air Force access to Oracle software in joint operation environments, which will improve coordination and information analysis and make these multi-domain operations more effective in the field.
“Enterprise Level Agreements provide the Air Force with economies of scale, cost-savings through contract consolidation, agility and speed in program development, and new technologies that harden and protect our critical infrastructure,” Air Force spokesman Ed Gulick said.
“All said, the Oracle license agreement enables continued Air Force modernization of our strategic initiatives while operating as a multi-domain, joint force across several domains throughout the globe,” Gulick explained.
The contract is part of the Department of Defense’s Enterprise Software Initiative (ESI), a program that uses industry best practices to streamline acquisition and management of commercial enterprise software by consolidating the Department of Defense’s buying power to obtain discounts on software and services.
Katherine Owens is a freelance reporter for Defense Systems