Upgrading security across the breadth of a military service poses several challenges. For the U.S. Navy, one approach to ensuring it receives the most up-to-date security software capabilities available is a blanket purchase agreement. Advocates say it provides software licenses, hardware, subscription renewals and maintenance services to the service efficiently and without balky procurement procedures.

Discussing how this type of blanket purchase agreement can serve software licensing needs for a U.S. military service are today’s guests: Vincent Holtmann, director of Defense Department and federal system integrator accounts for Thundercat Technology; and Chris Townsend, vice president of federal at Symantec.