Contracting

DISA gets Microsoft source code

black box

DISA will get to see inside Microsoft's black box -- its proprietary source code -- as part of a new contract.

Open-source solutions aren't the only way for agencies to get access to a project's source code. The Defense Information Systems Agency's new $412 million contract for Microsoft Blue Badge Cardholder-support services, for example, comes with "access rights to Microsoft's proprietary (closed-source) code," according to the June 18 contract announcement.

FCW sister publication Washington Technology reports that the task order contract has a one-year base and four option years.

The original solicitation was issued as an other-than-full-and-open-competitive action, and just one proposal was received.

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