AT&T’s Federal Government unit was yesterday awarded a $31 million contract from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide managed virtual private network (VPN) services to 93 HUD sites nationwide. AT&T will also provide HUD with Managed Trusted Internet Protocol Service (MTIPS) enabling the agency to connect securely to the public Internet.
“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 of AT&T’s Federal Government business unit.
Awarded via the Networx procurement vehicle, the contract reflects HUD’s network modernization effort and its transition towards managed VPN as a means of supporting HUD employees and operations nationwide.
Kapoor discussed relationship building and the importance of professional mentoring at an AFCEA luncheon last month.