Adobe Systems (Nasdaq: ADBE) and the General Services Administration have entered into an agreement for the company to offerÂ data security and electronic signature software products toÂ the federal government.
GSA said Tuesday itÂ seeks to helpÂ customer agencies comply with information security and electronic government policy recommendations and lawsÂ through the agency’s new enterprise software procurement deal with Adobe.
“The offering is a significant step forward in promoting acquisition efficiency and supporting the agencyâs goals under category management, â said Mary Davie, assistant commissioner of the information technology category office atÂ GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service.
“It will help federal agencies protect high value assets, while also supporting faster transition to an electronic government, ” Davie added.
GSA saidÂ theÂ dealÂ adheres toÂ guidelines under theÂ Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act and Making Electronic Government Accountable By Yielding Tangible Efficiencies Act regardingÂ software license agreementsÂ forÂ the government’s mission-critical systems.
The agency added that a modification to Carahsoftâs IT Schedule 70 contract on Adobe products works to support the Office of Management and Budget‘sÂ category management policy.