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

IBM Continues LOGSA Partnership

IBM announced on Sept. 6 a continuation of its work with the U.S. Army’s Logistics Support Activity (LOGSA). The 33-month, $135 million contract will work on efficiency-promoting cloud services, software development and cognitive computing. This work extends a five-year-long partnership during which IBM has provided the Army with managed services, including projects that improve cybersecurity, incorporate cognitive computing, and speed application modernization.

ICMA, SAS Promote Local Government Analytics

ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, and SAS, a leading analytics software and solutions developer, have renewed their partnership to promote the use of analytics by local governments in areas including public health, utilities management, fleet maintenance and law enforcement, the organizations announced Sept. 6. The organizations will jointly develop a number of knowledge resources, showcase leading practice solutions through education and training, and provide engagement and networking opportunities related to smart city technology.

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