Defense Information Systems Agency Awards Global Networking Contract To AT&T

01 Mar, 2016, 09:30 ET from AT&T

VIENNA, Va., March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* has been awarded a position on the Defense Information Systems Agency's (DISA) Global Networking Services (GNS) contract. The award lets AT&T bid on and provide communications services to support GNS. DISA plans to spend $4.3 billion over 10 years to build a single global network that will work 10x faster than today's.

With a place on the contract, AT&T will have the opportunity to provide global networking services to DISA. AT&T will provide services like global and regional transport services, software-defined networking, Ethernet and network integration services.

"This award lets us do our part to help defend the nation," said Kay Kapoor, president, AT&T Global Business - Public Sector Solutions. "It aligns with our long-standing commitment to use our innovative technology solutions to support our troops, national safety and freedom."

DISA provides enterprise network and IT infrastructure to support the requirements of the Department of Defense's more than 40 military services, combatant commands and support organizations worldwide. 

AT&T is a leading provider of communications services to the federal government. AT&T delivers innovative networking services and Internet of Things, mobility, cloud and cybersecurity solutions to agencies across the defense, civilian, public safety and national security sectors.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

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