Special Report

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CHESS contracts and license agreements leverage the Army’s enterprise purchasing power, provide state-of-the-art technology and protect the LandWarNet. And with sales of $3.7 billion in fiscal 2010, the CHESS program is well on its way to achieving its vision of being the Army’s center of excellence for commercial IT acquisition.
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The success of the Army’s CHESS program can be attributed to the organization’s ability to provide economical, value-added, net-worthy IT products and superior, performance-based IT services, based on Army and DOD policy and standards compliance.
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The current CHESS Consolidated Buy program is open and accepting orders, and it will run through Sept. 30. During this time, ADMC-2 vendors supply consolidated discounts on top of prenegotiated low prices for COTS hardware and software.
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Learn more about regulatory and standards drivers, such as the Army Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (AFAR) and Army Regulation 25-1, which have helped the Army’s CHESS program become a leading vehicle for federal IT purchases, especially at DOD.
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By equipping medical units with automated IT resources, the Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care system helps service members gain secure, accessible electronic medical records, which results in better-informed health care providers and easier access to Veterans Affairs Department medical benefits.
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