Wednesday, February 21, 2007

AT&T Supports U.S. Marine Corps' Secret IP Router Network

AT&T Government Solutions was awarded a $9.4 million contract with the U.S. Marine Corps to support the Secret IP Router Network (SIPRNET), which ensures secure communications among all of the U.S. Marine Corps commands worldwide.

SIPRNET is the largest interoperable command and control IP data network at the Department of Defense and is primarily used for the exchange of classified operational and tactical information at the SECRET classification level.

Under the contract, AT&T will provide networking and IT services, such as Network Management, Information Assurance and Program Management, for the SIPRNET Refresh Program. AT&T will also expand Wide Area Network (WAN) security features including firewalls and intrusion detection systems and will upgrade SIPRNET WAN point of presence (PoP) transport and routing capabilities.

AT&T is the prime on the contract. Subcontractors include SAIC and Smartronix, which will provide technical equipment configuration and firewall installation services at the Marine Corps regional locations.

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