AT&T Scores $9.4 Million Contract The Marines
Vienna, Virginia - AT&T Government Solutions, Inc., a business unit of AT&T, Inc. (NYSE: T), has announced a $9.4 million contract with the U.S. Marine Corps to support the Secret IP Router Network (SIPRNET), which ensures secure communications among all of the U.S. Marine Corps commands worldwide.
SIPRNET is the largest interoperable command and control IP data network at the Department of Defense and is primarily used for the exchange of classified operational and tactical information at the SECRET classification level.
Under the terms of the contract, AT&T will provide networking and IT services such as Network Management, Information Assurance and Program Management for the SIPRNET Refresh Program. AT&T will also expand Wide Area Network (WAN) security features including firewalls and intrusion detection systems and will upgrade SIPRNET WAN point of presence (PoP) transport and routing capabilities.
“SIPRNET is a critical component for Marine Corps battlefield communications, and AT&T is proud to support this important project,” said Don Herring, president of AT&T Government Solutions. “AT&T will use its world-class networking and IT services expertise to enhance the connectivity, capability and flexibility of the SIPRNET network architecture so global Marine Commands can have better communication and secure access to more applications.”
AT&T is the prime on the contract. Subcontractors include SAIC and Smartronix, Inc., which will provide technical equipment configuration and firewall installation services at the Marine Corps regional locations. The combined AT&T team brings to this contract a solid reputation built from a history of excellent network support for Marine Corps systems.
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