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Carahsoft Awarded $93 Million Dollar Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Contract to Support and Enhance Defense Connect Online (DCO)

Carahsoft and Adobe Systems Federal, LLC Team on DCO Solution Which Leverages
Adobe Connect Web Conferencing

Reston, VA – August 15, 2011 – Carahsoft Technology Corp., the trusted government IT solutions provider, today announced that it has received a $93 million, multi-year contract from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) for operations, maintenance, and enhancements to its Defense Connect Online (DCO) solution. Based on technology from Adobe, DCO enables deployed troops, support personnel, and leaders to collaborate more efficiently across locations worldwide via web conferencing and chat.

Initially launched in 2007, DCO leverages Adobe® Connect™ Web conferencing software, as well as a chat client, to provide advanced Web conferencing, presence and awareness, video conferencing, and chat capabilities. The system is used across the Department of Defense (DoD) and supports more than 500,000 registered users who, on aggregate, use the system for in excess of 35 million Web conferencing minutes per month.

“Carahsoft, in its ongoing and valued partnership with Adobe, is honored to have earned the opportunity to continue providing DoD customers with this proven, indispensable capability,” said Craig P. Abod, president of Carahsoft, which serves as Adobe’s master GSA schedule holder. “While the Carahsoft-Adobe team is proud of DCO’s past accomplishments as DoD’s premier collaboration tool, we are also excited about its future contribution to improved operational effectiveness for all DoD users.”

“For the past several years, Adobe Connect has supported vital collaboration across the DoD’s complex and diverse environments,” said Rob Tarkoff, senior vice president and general manager, Digital Enterprise Solutions, Adobe. “This new contract will enable continued growth and user acceptance of Defense Connect Online as a vehicle for mission-critical, real-time communication. It stands as strong validation of our solution, and we look forward to ongoing work, along with Carahsoft, to meet the needs of the DoD.”

The contract, which was awarded to Carahsoft, includes a base period of performance from June 25, 2011, through June 24, 2012, with three one-year option periods that would extend the length of the contract through June 2015.

DCO services are free of charge to all DoD personnel and contractors.

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For the Defense Connect Online Facebook page, visit

To sign up for a DCO account, visit

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