AT&T was awarded a task order to modernize GuardNet, the company said in a statement.
The task order, awarded by the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization is valued at $15 million over 11 years if all options are exercised. It was awarded via the General Services Administration’s Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract.
GuardNet is the computer network that provides Army Guard Soldiers with access to the Internet, allows them to connect with other databases and networks and gives leaders tools for training and mission planning and execution. It spans 11 time zones and over 124,000 users, according to AT&T.
Under the agreement, AT&T is expected to deliver virtual private networking services to support the Army National Guard’s remote training services, and provide the Department of Defense cloud connectivity.
[Image courtesy: National Guard]