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.