AT&T has won contracts to help the U.S. Department of Homeland Security modernize its networks, and the agency will gain access to FirstNet services as well.
AT&T snagged four task orders from DHS to modernize and transform the agency’s telecommunications infrastructure with IP-based networking services: Specifically, those deals involve the networks of DHS headquarters, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, and the Science and Technology Directorate.
The telco says that the awards have a combined value of $306 million over 12 years, if all the options are exercised. The deals were awarded under the federal Enterprise Infrastructure Services vehicle, through which AT&T also recently won $175 million in work modernizing the telecom networks of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
AT&T said that the task orders cover products and services including data networking, including SD-WAN; equipment; voice collaboration; cybersecurity and labor — and the option to access the FirstNet network, including the possibility of integration with the FirstNet network for both primary connectivity and failover connectivity at the network edge. The telco said that the cybersecurity protections will cover both zero-trust networking and reducing the number of internet connections, for improved monitoring.
AT&T said that the work on prioritizing, organizing and implementing the network transformation projects is already underway.