VA cancels component of Microsoft licensing agreement

The Veterans Affairs Department has pulled the plug on a Microsoft licensing agreement in which the agency paid an annual fee to lock in savings on future software upgrades, Nextgov reports.

A Microsoft Software Assurance for Volume Licensing agreement typically requires customers to pay an annual fee of 29 percent for desktop software and server software, according to Nextgov. VA CIO Roger Baker announced the decision to discontinue the deal in a March 30 memo to VA’s IT staff.

About the Author

Connect with the FCW staff on Twitter @FCWnow.

Featured

  • Federal 100 Awards
    Federal 100 logo

    Nominations for the 2021 Fed 100 are now being accepted

    The deadline for submissions is Dec. 31.

  • Government Innovation Awards
    Government Innovation Awards - https://governmentinnovationawards.com

    Congratulations to the 2020 Rising Stars

    These early-career leaders already are having an outsized impact on government IT.

Stay Connected