The Army National Guard has awarded a $15 million contract to AT&T via the General Services Administration’s Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract to modernize the GuardNet command and control network.
The GuardNet command and control network “allows Army National Guard soldiers to access the Internet, connect with other networks and databases, and support training and mission planning and execution,” AT&T said. The network serves 124,000 users across 11 time zones and provides telecom services to 54 joint forces headquarters across about 2,300 locations.
AT&T said it expects to deliver as part of the agreement virtual private networking services to support Army National Guard remote training services and provide the Defense Department with high-speed, secure cloud connectivity.
The task order award from the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Defense Technology Contracting Organization is valued at $15 million over 11 years if all options are exercised.
“We’re bringing the right solution at the right time to modernize GuardNet,” said Lance Spencer, Client Executive Vice President – Defense, at AT&T Public Sector and A&T’s FirstNet first responder communications operation. “These are critical networking services that can help the Army National Guard improve mission readiness and delivery,” he said.