Adobe JELA provides software licenses to Department of Defense employees

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As government agencies continue to improve how they operate and communicate during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Defense has a unique agreement that allows employees in different agencies and service branches to get Adobe licenses to Adobe Document Cloud and Adobe Experience Manager Forms at no additional cost, and favorable pricing for other Adobe products including Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Print and Publishing products, Adobe Digital Rights Management, and Adobe Connect.

What makes this possible is the Adobe Joint Enterprise License Agreement (JELA).

Under the terms in JELA, members of the U.S. Army, U.S Air Force, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Joint Service Provider (JSP), Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), Defense Health Agency (DHA), and Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA) have greater access to important Adobe solutions.

What is the benefit of JELA for the DoD?

Using Adobe’s enterprise platform for digital work, service members and civilian employees can communicate and collaborate with greater ease.

JELA is designed to remove the barriers to getting started with Adobe solutions. To request access, call us at 1-800-87ADOBE or email us at

The Adobe Joint Enterprise License Agreement is a multi-year contract that uses the buying power of 1.6 million DoD personnel (within the Army, Air Force, DISA, OSD JSP, JCS, , DCMA, DMEA, and DHA) to offer cost savings, improve interoperability, expand collaboration, enhance document services, and extend publishing and creative capabilities.

After downloading authorized Adobe apps from the JELA portal, employees can create, customize and share documents and forms, as well as use templates. Adobe solutions streamline day-to-day processes, creating a consistent and efficient user experience.

Streamline and personalize your recruitment

Recruiters are using Adobe Experience Manager Forms to target specific audiences and personalize responses based on candidate interests and backgrounds.

By creating digital workflows or processes, you can accelerate the qualification and review process by making sure every step is completed.

Make onboarding and service enrollment easier

With dozens of documents and forms required for every new hire, human resources personnel are using Adobe to minimize paperwork. Employees simply follow the onboarding checklist, creating a positive first impression while saving time and money.

Improve digital document distribution

In your agency or department, you may have a committee that needs to have multiple people review and revise a document. However, due to COVID-19 and other factors, not everyone is in a location with paper, printers, or computers. By distributing documents electronically using Adobe Acrobat Pro, recipients can add comments, edit documents and route them to the next person.

Adding Adobe Sign (not available under JELA, but available via other acquisition vehicles) allows people on your team to collect legally binding electronic signatures from anyone around the world.

The benefit to using the same secure Adobe software throughout your team is that applications, reviews and other processes are much easier and more efficient.

JELA provides access to Adobe solutions that can help your entire organization

With a single pathway to the latest Adobe software, you will be able to easily access software to create eye-catching communications materials, protect sensitive information and better manage paperwork while increasing productivity and reducing costs.

The subscription-based contract makes it easier for you to access the most recent version of the programs you need whenever you want it.

Here are just a few applications that civilian and military personnel will be able to take advantage of as part of this agreement:

Adobe Joint Enterprise License Agreement (JELA)

Contract number: HC1028-16-A-0008

Ordering open to: Army, Air Force, DISA, OSD/JSP, JCS, DHA, DCMA, and DMEA —as defined in contract terms and conditions.

Questions for Adobe or you want to get your license? Call us at 1-800-87ADOBE or email us at