AT&T has been awarded a task order to modernize GuardNet, the command and control network that allows Army National Guard soldiers to access the internet, connect with other networks and databases, and support training and mission planning and execution.
The task order was awarded by the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization, and is valued at $15 million over 11 years if all options are exercised. It was awarded via the General Services Administration’s Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract.
GuardNet has grown into one of the Defense Department’s largest, single-accredited networks, spanning 11 time zones and more than 124,000 users. It provides telecommunication services to 54 joint forces headquarters and across 2,312 geographically separated Army National Guard locations.
“We’re bringing the right solution at the right time to modernize GuardNet,” said Lance Spencer, client executive vice president — defense for AT&T Public Sector and FirstNet. “These are critical networking services that can help the Army National Guard improve mission readiness and delivery.”
This contract is part of the Army National Guard’s efforts to modernize its network to ensure best-in-class command and control communications in support of its mission. Under the agreement, AT&T expects to deliver virtual private networking services to support the Army National Guard’s remote training services and provide DOD with high-speed, highly secure cloud connectivity.