U.S. Department Of Housing And Urban Development (HUD) Awards AT&T With Contract To Provide Managed VPN Services And MTIPS Secure Internet Access Nationwide Worth $31 Million
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded a contract, with a value of up to $31 million, to AT&T's Federal Government unit to provide managed virtual private network (VPN) services to 93 HUD sites nationwide. Additionally, AT&T will provide HUD with Managed Trusted Internet Protocol Service (MTIPS) enabling the agency to connect securely to the public Internet.
Awarded via the Networx procurement vehicle, the contract is an important step in HUD's network modernization effort and reflects a transition the agency is making away from a frame relay network toward managed VPN as a means of supporting HUD employees and operations nationwide.
"AT&T looks forward to supporting the Department of Housing and Urban Development by delivering a proven solution that enables the agency to communicate quickly, reliably and efficiently, both in terms of internal operations and in its ongoing, external mission to serve citizens," said Kay Kapoor, President, AT&T's Federal Government business unit.
About AT&T's Federal Government Business AT&T is a long-standing, trusted source of network-enabled solutions for the federal government, integrating unmatched network resources and IT and software engineering expertise with innovative technologies from AT&T Labs and industry-leading partners. Among Federal Government agencies and customers, AT&T is best known for network leadership in voice, data, video and managed services and as a proven solutions integrator, with expertise in areas such as Cyber Security, Network Solutions, Application Solutions and Mission Support.
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