The MEGABYTE Act of 2016 – Software License Inventories

The MEGABYTE Act of 2016 – Software License Inventories


In 2016, the MEGABYTE Act of 2016 was passed. This law requires agencies to get a better handle on their software licenses, simply due to the extreme financial waste when it comes to software purchases.

This law requires that:

… each CIO establish a comprehensive inventory of software licenses, track and maintain such licenses, analyze software usage to make cost-effective decisions, provide software license management training, establish goals and objectives of the agency’s software license management program, and consider the software license management life cycle phases to implement effective decision-making and incorporate existing standards, processes, and metrics.

Under the FOIA, I requests various inventories, as mandated, by this law from various agencies. I will update this list and more come in.

Software Inventory Lists

Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)

 2016 [2 Pages, 1.1MB]

Department of Energy (DOE)

 2016 [102 Pages, 11.3MB]

Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)

 February 2017 [2 Pages, 0.9MB]

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

 2016 [317 Pages, 2.3MB]

General Services Administration (GSA)

 2016 [317 Pages, 2.3MB]

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

 2016 [42 Pages, 0.8MB]