Vice President and General Manager, Department of Defense Practice, Lumen Technologies
Scott Barnett leads a growing global practice within the Lumen Technologies Public Sector group that provides network connectivity, edge cloud, cybersecurity and collaboration solutions to the Defense Department.
His biggest recent accomplishment is helping Lumen win a $1.5 billion contract from the Defense Information Systems Agency to provide essential network transport and communication services to the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. This contract win came after a 3-year pursuit and capture process that included an in-depth study of DISA’s network design and culminated in an exclusive award to Lumen instead of the incumbent.
“I believe people do their best work when they know their efforts will have an impact,” Barnett said. “Lumen and my team are committed to serving as DISA’s trusted mission partner helping keep those who serve safe from harm.”
The 10-year contract calls for Lumen to provide high-capacity, end-to-end communications services that enable DOD to achieve U.S. national security objectives in the 36-nation Asia Pacific region.
Lumen Technologies’ new CEO Kate Johnson and Executive Vice President of Enterprise Sales and Public Sector Jay Barrows are both committed to obsessing about and delighting customers. Government agencies know Lumen offers an IT modernization platform that provides the necessary security and reliability for carrying out their essential missions.
In 2023, the Lumen team is keenly focused on supporting DOD initiatives to deliver innovative, impactful approaches to agile and redundant networking solutions, cybersecurity protections, force readiness and joint all-domain command-and-control systems that support today’s warfighter.
“Lumen is focused on helping civilian and military agencies modernize and transform their networks by bringing capabilities that enable improved speed, latency, availability, affordability and security,” said Zain Ahmed, senior vice president of Lumen Public Sector. “Scott Barnett and his team do a fantastic job delivering secure, always-on connectivity solutions that let the Department of Defense focus on its mission.”