||United States : U.S. Army signs $135 million cloud computing contract with IBM
||The U.S. Army's Logistics Support Activity (LOGSA) has awarded a contract to IBM for continuing with the provision of its cloud services, software development, and cognitive computing, as it supports the technical infrastructure for one of the U.S. federal government's biggest logistics systems.
The contract for tha period of 33-months is worth $135 million.
Under this contract, IBM will continue to provide the Army with managed services, along with supporting the Army to improve cybersecurity by applying the government-wide risk management framework (RMF) security controls to LOGSA's IT enterprise, incorporating cognitive computing to strengthen readiness by anticipating needs, and hastening the pace of application modernization.
Additionally, as per this contract extension, IBM contract is required to put systems in place which would help the Army predict vehicle maintenance failures from the more than five billion data points of onboard sensors that will be stored within this environment.
The Army will even adopt Watson IoT services and a new Watson IoT Equipment Advisor solution that analyzes unstructured, structured, and sensor data directly from military assets.
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