AT&T Public Sector wins $175M transportation contract
12-year contract to modernize network services for agency
AT&T Inc. announced Tuesday it has been awarded a $175 million contract from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to modernize its voice and data networks. AT&T’s Public Sector organization, which is based in Oakton, landed the deal.
The 12-year contract was awarded through the General Service Administration’s Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions technology procurement program. Dallas-based AT&T will modernize network services supporting approximately 55,000 DOT workers.
AT&T plans to deliver an IP-based communications platform which will provide the DOT with secure cloud technology that will support the agency’s increased demand for employees to be able to work remotely and will allow the agency to create IP-based apps.
“DOT’s vital mission to deliver the safest, most efficient and modern transportation system in the world requires a reliable, fast and highly secure communications platform,” Chris Smith, vice president of civilian and shared services for AT&T Public Sector and FirstNet, said in a statement. “We’re honored to have this opportunity to transform and modernize DOT’s voice network.”
Well acquainted with working with the federal sector, AT&T announced in March it had won a $231 million contract from the U.S. Department of Treasury to modernize its voice and data networks.