The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) awarded AT&T a task order valued up to $119 million to support the Centers for Disease Control, installing a solution that will support the work of agency employees and contractors nationwide, including Puerto Rico.
AT&T’s contract will help improve CDC’s local area network, in-building cellular coverage and Wi-Fi with a single, fully managed telecommunications solution, the carrier said Tuesday.
“We’re delivering reliable connectivity to help CDC experts protect our nation’s health,” said Mike Leff, vice president-civilian, AT&T Global Public Sector Solutions.
GSA awarded AT&T the task order on behalf of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The task order includes a 7-month base period and four optional years.
It is awarded through GSA’s government-wide acquisition contract called “Connections II.” Federal agencies use Connections II to acquire network and telecommunications labor, equipment and support for buildings and campuses.
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