IBM and Red Hat are part of a five-year collaboration to modernize the U.S. Department of Education’s G5 grants management system with open hybrid cloud technologies.

The joint effort, led by Innosoft and including technology from Red Hat and Amazon Web Services (AWS), is expected to replace the current G5 system with an open and flexible cloud-based system, the companies said in a statement.

Working with Innosoft, IBM Consulting will serve as the technology strategist and architect of the project. The new system will be built on Red Hat OpenShift.

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