IBM was selected by the National Archives and Records Administration for an operations and maintenance contract valued at more than $240 million over a 10 year period.
The contract will allow IBM to provide ongoing maintenance and evolution to the Electronic Records Archive, ensuring transparency of government documents and allowing more broad citizen access to permanently-valued public records.
“We look forward to working with IBM to ensure the continued operation of our ERA systems, and to provide for their evolution as we adapt to emerging needs and inevitable changes in technology and software,” said Michael Wash, executive for information services and chief information officer, NARA.
“In today’s increasingly mobile society, access to digital information has never been more critical,” said Todd Ramsey, general manager, U.S. Federal, IBM. “We are excited to be supporting this landmark endeavor for one of the nation’s most important institutions, and to demonstrate how technology can be used to deliver smarter government solutions.”