[I wonder if the USAF will be stuck activating and reactivating their
security software over and over again , and often at the most
inopportune times... - WK]
By Michael Hardy
Apr. 4, 2006
The Air Force has selected Symantec's LiveState Client Management
Suite and the company's professional services consulting to support
its Air Force Standard Desktop Configuration.
The Air Force's effort is a global client device and software
management program. Through the five-year contract with Symantec, the
service is working to create, deploy and manage applications and
settings centrally for hundreds of thousands of users worldwide.
"The military's demand for secure and survivable [information
technology] assets compliant with policies requires a continuous and
integrated approach to asset management spanning security, compliance,
administration, and recovery," said David Saunders, vice president of
Symantec's public-sector business, in a statement.
LiveState provides life cycle management of devices from the time they
are acquired until they are discarded.
The Air Force agreement came through the Defense Department's
Enterprise Software Initiative.
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