Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Phone: (301) 295-9800
6:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday
USU currently obtains desktop computers from a single vendor via a pre-competed blanket purchase agreement (BPA). Faculty and staff are required to purchase the pre-negotiated standard desktop or laptop computer in order to meet the security, cost and maintenance requirements. (USU Instruction 7900 Addendum T). NOTE: The University provides a standard computer for each billeted faculty, staff and contractor to perform official duties. Requesting an additional computer purchase or an early replacement computer out of the standard life cycle is an exception to USU Instruction 7900 Addendum T. These requests must be submitted to USU Service Desk and approved prior to procurement. The approval process is documented below:
To purchase a USU Standard Desktop or Laptop computer, perform the steps below:
Any system on a DoD network (.mil or .edu) must be maintained to specific information assurance (IA)/security standards. USU Instruction 7900 Addendum T implements Information Technology procurement governance procedures in an effort to limit a) escalating cost of redundant USU computer purchases, b) the high cost of maintaining multiple systems, and c) information security requirements.
Full DOD Security Configuration/Image Required
Modified DOD Security Configuration / Image Required
DOD Configuration / Image NOT Required
Any system processing/storing DoD data
The majority of USU's faculty and staff will require a standard system or non-standard system with upgrades.