Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Verizon Business Wins $678.5 million Networx Contract with Dept. of Homeland Security

Verizon Business was awarded a contract valued at $678.5 million over 10 years to deploy and manage a secure global IP network linking thousands of U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sites under a new Networx Universal task order.

Under the contract, Verizon Business will serve as primary service provider under the much-anticipated DHS OneNet program, providing managed IP and security services that support DHS' mission of securing the nation. Specifically, Verizon Business will help the 22 agencies making up DHS combine multiple separate wide area networks onto one common and secure IP network. DHS will rely on Verizon Business to fully manage and secure more than 5,000 agency sites worldwide. As part of the program, Verizon Business has committed to implementing a Security Operations Center (SOC) for DHS.

Additionally, Verizon Business will employ Emergency Communications Services (ECS), a new service available to all government agencies under Networx Universal, to help DHS better prepare for emergency response to man-made and natural disasters. ECS will enable DHS to establish quick, mobile connectivity to any affected area within the United States and its territories to help meet its mission of disaster response and disaster recovery.http://www.verizonbusiness.com http://www.gsa.gov

  • In March 2007, The General Services Administration (GSA) awarded a set of contracts under its "Networx" program valued at an estimated $20 billion over 10 years -- believed to be the largest networking contracts ever issued. Contract award recipients include AT&T, Verizon Business Services (MCI), and Qwest Government Services.

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