AT&T Receives $306M in Contracts to Modernize DHS Telecommunications Infrastructure
AT&T has been awarded $306 million in task orders to modernize the Department of Homeland Security’s telecommunications infrastructure.
Under the terms of four task orders, AT&T will provide internet protocol-based networking services to the DHS headquarters, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the Science and Technology Directorate. Work would be done over 12 years if all options are exercised, AT&T said Thursday.
AT&T said it will also install software-defined networking in a wide area network and cybersecurity measures focused on reducing the attack surface.
DHS awarded the task orders through the General Services Administration’s Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions, a multiple-award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract vehicle with a $50 billion price ceiling. According to GSA, EIS task orders may be awarded as fixed-price or time-and-materials deals.
AT&T said DHS needs a highly secure and reliable communications platform to support its more than 240,000 employees performing homeland security duties.
The four EIS task orders give DHS flexible access to data networking, voice collaboration, equipment, security and labor, the company said.
AT&T added that the FirstNet platform, built on the company’s technology, can provide mission-critical communication capabilities to DHS first responders and public safety personnel.
“We expect the networking transformation to power the many missions of DHS agencies into the future,” said Stacy Schwartz, vice president of FirstNet and public safety at AT&T. Schwarts is a member of the Potomac Officers Club.
AT&T is a multinational telecommunications company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. The company said in its LinkedIn profile that it offers wireless services, enterprise applications and managed hosting solutions.
Category: Federal Civilian
Tags: AT&T CISA cybersecurity Department of Homeland Security DHS EIS Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions federal civilian FirstNet General Services Administration GSA ICE infrastructure LinkedIn S&T SD-WAN Stacy Schartz telecommunications