AT&T has been awarded a task order to modernize the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s voice and data networks to help ensure reliable, high-speed wireline and wireless connectivity for agency federal law enforcement agents nationwide.
The task order is valued at $119 million over 11 years if all options are exercised. It was awarded via the General Services Administration’s Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract.
“This new task order allows us to deliver our advanced communications capabilities to support the important work CBP’s agents do, day in and day out, to protect our nation at all points of entry: from our borders to airports and seaports,” said Stacy Schwartz, vice president of FirstNet for AT&T Public Sector and FirstNet.
Under the contract, AT&T will provide virtual private networking services, cloud connectivity, national security and emergency preparedness services, audio conferencing capabilities, and managed network and security services.
“It’s an honor to be able to serve those who serve us by ensuring they have speedy, reliable access to the data critical to support their mission, their agents, and all Americans,” Schwartz said.
Under the agreement, CBP has the option to buy additional capabilities from AT&T, such as Managed Trusted Internet Protocol Services, IP-based Voice, unified communications and more.