MeriTalk compiles a weekly roundup of contracts and other industry activity. Here’s what happened this week in the Federal Information Technology community.

Treasury Department Seeks Mobile Device Management Solution

As part of its market research process, the Treasury Department put out an RFI this month to identify potential vendors for a mobile device management system to cover nearly 100,000 employees.  The department is specifically seeking information from industry respondents regarding the device OS and versions their MDM platform supports, as well as details about deployment strategies. The RFI responses must note whether the platform will be on-premises or SaaS and whether the solution can be deployed on a FedRAMP-certified cloud infrastructure. The RFI notes that no funds have been authorized, appropriated or received for this effort. RFI responses are due by May 4 at noon.

IBM Opens 4 More Cloud Data Centers

IBM announced Wednesday the opening of four new IBM Cloud data centers in the United States to support the growing demand for cloud infrastructure that can provide access to services like IoT, blockchain, quantum computing, and cognitive computing. The opening of two new facilities in Dallas, and two new facilities in Washington, D.C., is  part of IBM’s goal to expand its global cloud footprint in 2017.

Vectrus Gets $115 Million Army Award

The U.S. Army awarded a $115 million contract to Vectrus Systems on April 26. Under the contract, Vectrus will provide IT operations and maintenance services to the U.S. Army Europe, U.S. European Command, and U.S. Africa Command. Vectrus will maintain the Department of Defense’s information networks and nodes and the Army’s communications systems.

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