AT&T announced it received Authority to Operate for the General Services Administration’s Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions technology purchasing program, which will allow federal agencies to award task orders to the company for critical IT and telecommunications services.
The EIS technology purchasing program contract has a $50 billion ceiling over 15 years, and AT&T was first named one of 10 prime contractors on the EIS in 2017, according to the company.
Federal agencies can leverage this solution-based procurement vehicle to meet IT, telecom and infrastructure requirements. Receiving an ATO under EIS means AT&T can offer its advanced technology to federal agencies to help them deliver their missions in a more innovate, effective way.
And these solutions include 5G services, according to Chris Smith, vice president of technologies and shared services at AT&T Global Public Sector and Wholesale Solutions.
“We help federal agencies take advantage of advanced networking technologies such as network-based cybersecurity protections, mobility, unified communications, highly secure cloud access capabilities, big data, and improved cost efficiencies through software-defined networking and network-as-a-service solutions,” Smith said.
Through EIS, AT&T will also help more agencies move to FirstNet, the nationwide communications platform for first responders and the public safety community.
EIS was initially designed to provide secure government telecommunications infrastructure services that follow Office of Management and Budget security policies, according to GSA. It’s the fourth generation of GSA contracts to provide telecom services to the government — succeeding GSA’s Networx, Washington Interagency Telecommunications System 3 and local telecom services contracts.