Things seem to be turning better for AT&T after being awarded a position on the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) Global Networking Services (GNS) contract.
The award allows AT&T to bid on and provide communications services to support GNS. DISA has budgeted for $4.3 billion over 10 years to build a single global network that will work 10 times faster than today’s.
Kay Kapoor, the president of AT&T Global Business – Public Sector Solutions said they are pleased to have been awarded the contract. “This award lets us do our part to help defend the nation. It aligns with our long-standing commitment to use our innovative technology solutions to support our troops, national safety and freedom,” he said in a press statement.
With a place on the contract, AT&T will have the opportunity to provide global networking services to DISA which is a privilege to any ambitious company. AT&T will provide services like global and regional transport services, software-defined networking and Ethernet as well as network integration services.
DISA provides enterprise network and IT infrastructure to support the requirements of the Department of Defense’s more than 40 military services, combatant commands and support organizations worldwide.
AT&T is a leading provider of communications services to the federal government. AT&T delivers innovative networking services and Internet of Things, mobility, cloud and cyber security solutions to agencies across the defense, civilian, public safety and national security sectors.
DISA is a combat support agency of the Department of Defense. The agency is composed of nearly 6,000 civilian employees; more than 1,500 active duty military personnel from the Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps; and approximately 7,500 defense contractors. The agency provides, operates and assures command and control and information-sharing capabilities and a globally accessible enterprise information infrastructure in direct support to joint war fighters and national level leaders among others.
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