For the next five years, the company will provide a series of IT management services such as cloud migration support and cybersecurity to LDAC


IBM wins the LITeS III contract from the US Army. (Credit: IBM)

IBM has renewed a contract with the US Army for providing a full portfolio of IT management services to the US Army Materiel Command Logistics Data Analysis Center (LDAC).

Under the LITeS III contract, the company will expand upon the software development and cognitive computing capabilities it had provided to the logistics systems during the previously awarded LITeS I and LITeS II contracts.

For the next five years, the company will help in improving the IT readiness and resilience of the US Army by providing a series of IT management services to LDAC.

The services include cloud migration support, analytics, software development and sustainment, application integration and management, database management, and analysis, and cybersecurity among others.

As part of the new contract, the company will help LDAC in becoming the premier analytics organisation of the US Army Materiel Command.

IBM will be responsible for maximising the value of LDAC’s migration to the cloud environment by implementing DevSecOps in the cloud.

The company said that it will utilise the IBM Garage for quickly prototyping and transitioning new capabilities to a full delivery model.

IBM US public and federal market Steve LaFleche said: “This third contract awarded to IBM in the LITeS series confirms IBM’s positioning to serve the U.S. Army’s critical IT programs.

“We are proud to continue our collaboration with LDAC and to provide them with the high quality, efficiency and effective support they require to further their digital modernisation journey.”

IBM started working with LDAC (previously Logistics Support Activity, LOGSA) in 2012 with the LITeS I contract. The contract was focused on modernising the legacy data centre of LDAC into an on-premise hybrid cloud managed services delivery model.

The LITeS II contract was given to IBM in 2017 under which it is said to have helped LDAC transition to a platform as a service delivery model to enable inter-agency data sharing. The company also helped LDAC in the implementation of initial analytics capabilities.