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The Enterprise Software Category Team (ESCT),

co-managed by the General Services Administration (GSA), the Department of Defense (DoD), and OMB, will guide the development of Government-wide software license agreements for mandatory agency use, and OMB will encourage or direct use of best-in-class existing software licensing agreements. Federal agencies must develop implementation plans, in accordance with ESCT guidance, to address how agencies will move from their existing agreements to those mandated by the ESCT. Agencies must also justify and obtain ESCT approval to pursue new agreements that overlap or conflict with the ESCT mandated agreements.[1]

"The ESCT, a team of senior IT and acquisition executives, is charged with: supporting the development and implementation of a Government-wide strategy to increase the number of enterprise software agreements; recommending policy changes to improve the acquisition and management of software; and, monitoring agency progress."[2]

"The ESCT is a subgroup of the Category Management Leadership Council, formerly known as the Strategic Sourcing Leadership Council (SSLC).[3]

References Edit

  1. OMB Memorandum M-16-12, at 2.
  2. Id. at 4-5.
  3. Id. at 2 n.6.

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