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Pentagon Awards Verizon Three EIS Task Orders Worth Almost $1B in Total

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Pentagon Awards Verizon Three EIS Task Orders Worth Almost $1B in Total

American telecommunications company Verizon announced that the Department of Defense has awarded its public sector business three Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions task order awards worth a combined $966.5 million. The three tasks call for the provision of network modernization services and technical support services to the Pentagon, the DOD National Capital Region and Fort Belvoir, Verizon said Wednesday.

The first task order, valued at $515.3 million, will see the company partnering with the DOD to transition the entire Pentagon military and civilian population from copper-based telephony to advanced internet protocol-based services, providing a converged-enterprise environment for the Pentagon’s voice and data services. The deal includes converting more than 52,000 voice lines to an integrated IP environment with optimized voice and video services.

The second task order, valued at $432.9 million, will see Verizon delivering core voice, transport, internet and professional services to over 370 locations within the DOD-NCR.

Lastly, the third task order, valued at $18.3 million, calls for delivering communications technology infrastructure, including core voice, transport, internet and managed services, at Fort Belvoir.

Maggie Hallbach, senior vice president of Verizon’s public sector business, said her company is in “lockstep with DOD’s strategic priorities” and stands ready to help its leadership adapt to the increasingly sophisticated requirements and growing network infrastructure demands.

The three DOD task orders were procured under the EIS program. The General Services Administration, Federal Acquisition Service and Office of Telecommunications Services created the program to provide an easy acquisition vehicle for agency customers across the federal government to buy telecommunications and networking infrastructure services.

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