AT&T Announces $20 Million Task Order to Deliver Networking Solution for U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Networx-Related Award Will Enable AT&T to Connect Department of Homeland Security Operations Throughout U.S.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) has announced that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), an agency within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has awarded the company a task order worth up to $20 million to provide a voice networking solution for the agency. CBP is responsible for protecting the country’s borders at and between the official ports of entry.
AT&T will serve as the primary network voice services provider to CBP for the task order, which was awarded via the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Networx Universal program. Networx Universal is a 10-year $20 billion contract vehicle that allows AT&T Government Solutions, a business unit within AT&T, and Networx contract holders to provide a full range of network and telecommunications services to federal government agencies.
Under the terms of the order, AT&T will use its networking expertise to deliver a voice networking solution that will ensure reliable, secure communications for the agency’s 41,000 employees based throughout the country. The AT&T network solution will be scalable to ensure flexibility for more advanced applications.
“The U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which is the front-line defense for our country, needs a reliable network infrastructure to meet its mission,” said Don Herring, senior vice president, AT&T Government Solutions. “With the extensive regional footprint, solid redundancy and proven reliability of the AT&T network, AT&T can help CBP employees share mission-critical information in a secure environment. AT&T is honored to be selected by Customs and Border Protection for this important service.”
AT&T provides a wide array of voice and data services to DHS agencies, such as the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement, Transportation Security Administration and several others.
The CBP order has a four-year base with three two-year options.
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