Verizon awarded a new business contract from the U.S. Dept. of Defense

Verizon awarded a new business contract from the U.S. Dept. of Defense

by Pranali Mehta

Verizon Public Sector has reportedly been granted three Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) new order awards totaling USD 966.5 million by the United States Department of Defense. The wireless carrier company plans to provide network modernization services as well as technical support to the Pentagon, the Department of Defense's National Capital Region (NCR), and Fort Belvoir.

Verizon also intends to collaborate with the DOD under the USD 515.3 million Pentagon task order to transfer the whole Pentagon military and residential population from the traditional copper-based telephony to IP-based services, ensuring a converged-enterprise system for the Pentagon's data and voice services. As a result, 52,000 plus voice lines will be converted to an integrated IP environment with optimized video and voice services.

Verizon professional services will also provide the Department of Defense with a separate support team to assist in the planning, design, and implementation of network upgrades & new equipment at the Pentagon.

The second contract with DOD is a task order worth USD 432.9 million. Verizon will provide core voice, internet, transportation, and professional services to over 370 DOD-NCR locations. Department of Defense-NCR leads an interagency group in charge of homeland security and defense in the Washington, D.C. area and neighboring counties in Virginia and Maryland.

Verizon’s third award is a task order for USD 18.3 million to provide communication technology systems such as internet, transport, core voice, as well as additional services at Fort Belvoir. The United States Army garrison in Washington, D.C., provides intelligence, logistical, and administrative support to a diverse set of commands, activities, and agencies.

For those unaware, Verizon also intends to collaborate with the DOD to develop and execute a long-term, strategic IT vision and plans to promote innovation to stay ahead of the curve as technology transforms.

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Pranali Mehta

A chemical engineer by qualification, Pranali Mehta dutifully walked down the slated path and worked in a chemical firm for a year. Her passion for writing however, pushed her into experimenting with the same as a career. With over three years of experience in content writ Read more...