The Department of Homeland Security has awarded a five-year, $90 million agreement to Microsoft to become the department’s primary technology provider. Under the contract announced Tuesday, Microsoft will supply desktop and server software to the newly created department, which has merged parts of 22 government 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, the Homeland Security Department said in a statement. Round Rock, Texas-based Dell Marketing was selected as the reseller, to provide the day-to-day management of the agreement, the department said. [CNET News.com]
I guess this is because Microsoft has a proven track record with reliability, security and limited exposure to viruses… I hope they use Passport as well to make things even easier for hackers to attack.