Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the United States Department of Defense’s (DoD) Forms Management Program has licensed Adobe Acrobat Professional® and Adobe LiveCycle® software. The new solution will help automate processes and streamline operations by providing fillable forms to all DoD entities, including the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and Joint Chiefs of Staff, as well as the Office of the Secretary of Defense and Defense Agencies.
“Government agencies and militaries around the world are realizing the benefits of Adobe solutions and tools to deliver services to their constituents,” said Eugene Lee, vice president of vertical and solutions marketing at Adobe. “By incorporating Adobe’s software, the DoD Forms Management Program will be able to easily institutionalize automated processes that allow DoD officials to meet their mission requirements faster and more effectively.”
The DoD Forms Management Program will provide nearly 1,000 electronic PDF forms across the military, ranging from officer commissions to facilities, medical claims, purchasing and accounts payable. DoD constituents will be able to electronically fill, save, digitally sign and submit Department of Defense (DD) and Secretary of Defense (SD) forms electronically using the free Adobe Reader that is present on every desktop. By applying a digital signature with their Common Access Card (CAC), DoD users will be able to save time and minimize the need for hard copies.
“By leveraging the free Adobe Reader that already exists on DoD desktops, we aren't forcing our users to download additional software,” said Robert Cushing, Program Manager for the DoD Forms Management Office. “Additionally, our DD and SD forms become more portable and user friendly in field environments. The Adobe LiveCycle solution will provide an efficient and cost-savings addition to the DoD Forms Program.”
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