AT&T Government Solutions Wins $80 Million Award from Social Security Administration
Agency Chooses AT&T Government Solutions as Secondary Data Network Provider
Oakton, Virginia.-The AT&T Government Solutions business unit has won an award worth approximately $80 million from the Social Security Administration (SSA). The agency leveraged the $20 billion U.S. General Services Administration Networx Universal contract to make the award.
SSA provides a wide variety of retirement services via a nationwide, decentralized network of 1,500 offices, card centers, processing centers and other offices, supported by 64,000 employees.
“The Social Security Administration has a long, successful history of serving the retirement needs of citizens throughout the country,” said Don Herring, senior vice president, AT&T Government Solutions. “AT&T will help the agency provide a high-quality citizen service experience through our MPLS infrastructure to accommodate an anticipated influx of new users, including retiring, largely Internet-savvy baby boomers.”
Under the terms of the award, AT&T Government Solutions will serve as the secondary data network service provider for the SSA’s Enterprise-Wide Network Infrastructure (SSANet), which provides the critical foundation for all information exchanges with the agency’s enterprise network. These network services are vital to all application processing, whether hosted on the agency’s mainframes, mid-range processors, LAN servers or intranet servers.
AT&T Government Solutions has served the voice and data network needs of SSA for several years. AT&T currently provides Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) data network services to support approximately 1,000 SSA locations throughout the United States, including the U.S. Virgin Islands, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Alaska.
AT&T will continue to provide on-site support and MPLS services for any-to-any network connectivity between the offices and data centers. SSA will transition these data services from GSA’s Federal Telecommunications Service 2001 (FTS2001) to Networx Universal.
With the award from the Social Security Administration, AT&T Government Solutions has now announced just under $800 million in Networx awards with customers including the Department of the Treasury, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Homeland Security.
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