Publication:
Avoidable Software Procurements

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Authors
Koshi, Raymond K.
Robinson, Kenneth C.
Subjects
Asset Discovery Tool
ADT
Army Data Center Consolidation Plan
ADCCP
check-in
check-out
cloud computing
commercial software procurement
COTS software procurement
data center consolidation
enterprise license agreement
ELA
software license
software usage
Software as a Service
SaaS
Software Asset Management
SAM.
Advisors
Naegle, Brad R.
Pickar, Charles K.
Kelton, Christina M.
Date of Issue
2012-09
Date
Sep-12
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
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Abstract
The United States Department of Defense (DoD) spends billions of dollars a year in acquiring software of which a great deal never gets used. Although a large portion of that software is sole source, a considerable savings may be had in development of a check-in/check-out (CICO) system for software. Such a system could be likened to a library or a video-rental model. The purpose of this Joint Applied Project (JAP) was to explore and offer a broad examination of the cost of commercial software usage in the United States Department of Defense. Through an analysis of cost usage data, we propose that potential significant cost savings in commercial software procurement can be accomplished through a check-in/check-out (CICO) system.
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Program Management
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