CenturyLink Inc. announced April 7 that the company has been selected by the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) as an authorized network services provider under the agency’s $4 billion, multi-year Global Network Services (GNS) contract.
“We are proud that DISA has selected CenturyLink as an authorized provider of global network services that offer mission support to American combat commanders, defense support agencies and warfighters,” CenturyLink Senior Vice President and General Manager Tim Meehan said, who leads the company’s federal government team.
GNS will facilitate a shift from the use of point-to-point circuits to newer technical approaches as the government aims to provide a single Dept. of Defense network for global voice, video, imagery and data transmissions on a100 gigabit-per-second backbone by 2020.
GNS is a multiple-award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract that has a five-year base period with five one-year options and a $4.3 billion ceiling for all task orders over a 10-year period.
CenturyLink is authorized to bid on and provide a suite of global network transport services that include content delivery networks, virtual private networks, fiber-optic broadband, Wi-Fi, satellite, wavelength, network security, colocation, cloud connectivity and software-defined networking services.