IBM gets $270 Million defence deal

By Derek Sooman on January 9, 2006, 6:08 PM
IBM has won a ten-year contract to provide IT support services for the United States Defence Department. The deal is worth $270-million. Basically, the contract consists of a five-year base period and five option years. During this time, IBM will provide the services for the Defence Commissary Agency’s commercial advanced resale transaction system (CARTS).

Under the contract, which consists of a five-year base period and five option years, IBM will provide the services for the defence commissary agency’s commercial advanced resale transaction system.

The system, called CARTS, will replace the commissary’s current point-of-sales system. During fiscal 2006, IBM will complete various stages of testing to prepare the new system for deployment.

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otmakus said:
So IBM selling their PC department to Lenovo is not a sign of the company going down, after all. But I think $270 mil for a 10 year period is not that big, especially since the client is the US Defence Department.
nathanskywalker said:
l][/url]well, IBM, do your job good!
Race said:
It's sweet for IBM at 27 million a year. This contract was originally supposed to be cut into pieces for several companies, including Bea Systems and Tibco Software, but IBM got the bulk of it.
seanp789 said:
Shortly, after 9/11 the government bought multiple supercomputers from IBM. The speculation was that they used them to increase their capacity to monitor the internet.IBM does not sell guns but they do sell invasion of privacy.of course this contract is supposed to be for tech support for a POS system. Why does the DOD need aa point of sales system? 1/2 price at[Edited by seanp789 on 2006-01-10 12:30:53][Edited by seanp789 on 2006-01-10 12:33:12]
mentaljedi said:
I have to agree with all of you on different things. First of all, it wasn't that much but i guess most of america's oil is tied up in the pointless war. As for the fear that IBM was going down, i don't think thats the case. I think IBM's appeal is no longer the general consumer market anymore and is more business and government orientated.
Kaleid said:
Atleast they are not working for the nazis again :P
buggz said:
FYI, it's Department of Defense. Defence sounds like Tatoo from Fantasy Island "De plane, De plane. De fence, De fence."
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