US Department of Justice awards $1.4bn contract to AT&T
The full value of the order over 15 years, if all options are exercised, will amount to around $1.4bn (US$984 million).
The work has been awarded via a task order through the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) technology procurement program.
Under the plan, the DOJ will move to a “next-generation communications platform” covering more than 120,000 employees across more than 2100 DOJ locations.
The managed solution will include networking, IP voice, data, security, cloud access and professional services.
It will also provide access to the AT&T mobile network and FirstNet, the USA’s national public safety mobile broadband network.
“We are honoured to provide a modern communications platform and capabilities to support the DOJ’s work for the next 15 years,” said Stacy Schwartz, Vice President, AT&T – Public Safety and FirstNet.
According to an AT&T statement, the overall solution “will provide DOJ the flexibility and protections to meet their requirements as they aim to strike the right balance between needs to access cloud services from multiple providers and ensuring the access is highly secure”.
The contract will streamline cloud adoption across 43 DOJ component organisations and support its Joint Cloud Optimized Trusted Internet Connection Service (JCOTS), which aims to give the DOJ access to multiple secure cloud environments.
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