Office of the Chief Information Officer

United States Department of Agriculture

Departmental Regulation 3160-001

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Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO)

Computer Software Piracy

1 PURPOSE

This Departmental Regulation (DR) establishes the policy for preventing

Computer Software Piracy within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

2 BACKGROUND

The United States Government is the world’s largest purchaser of computer - related services and equipment, purchasing more than $60 billion annually as of fiscal year 2006. It is incumbent on the USDA to ensure that its practices as a purchaser and user of computer software are carried out effectively, efficiently, and in compliance with all applicable legislation.

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