DOT Chooses AT&T to Transform Its Data and Voice Networks
U.S. Department of Transportation Chooses AT&T to Transform Its Data and Voice Networks; Awards $175 Million/12-Year Task Order
What’s the news? AT&T* was selected by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to transform DOT’s data and voice networks. We were awarded a $175 million-over-12 years Task Order by DOT under the General Service Administration’s Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions technology buying program for federal agencies.
Why is this important? The DOT employs almost 55,000 people nationwide to keep the traveling public safe and secure, increase their mobility and have our transportation system contribute to the nation’s economic growth.
We are delivering to DOT an IP-based communications platform that can support its technology modernization ambitions well into the next decade. Our network platform will allow DOT to extend its network perimeter beyond physical buildings and use cloud services that support increased demand for remote working. It will also support the demands of new IP-based apps DOT intends to roll out in the coming years. Our modernization of DOT’s voice network will lay the foundation for highly secure communications across DOT and many of its portfolio of administrations.
DOT administrations include the Federal Highway Administration; Federal Motor Carrier Administration; Federal Railroad Administration; Federal Transit Administration; Maritime Administration; National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; Office of Inspector General for the Department of Transportation; Office of the Secretary; Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration; and Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation.
What is the scope of the network transformation? We will provide DOT virtual private networking, IP-based voice services and highly secure and flexible cloud access technology. Security components we are providing include network-based firewall, Distributed Denial-Of-Service capabilities and Managed Trusted Internet Protocol Services (MTIPs). MTIPs allow U.S. federal agencies to connect to the public internet and other external connections in a highly secure manner in compliance with the Office of Management and Budget's Trusted Internet Connection initiative. The MTIPs capabilities we are providing DOT will support data center geo-diversity for improved disaster recovery when needed.
We are also providing DOT highly reliable and available IP-FLEX capabilities that can support multiple network connections throughout the U.S., allowing easy access into the voice network.
Chris Smith, Vice President-Civilian and Shared Services, AT&T Public Sector and FirstNet:
“DOT’s vital mission to deliver the safest, most efficient and modern transportation system in the world requires a reliable, fast and highly secure communications platform. We’re honored to have this opportunity to transform and modernize DOT’s voice network.”
When does the work begin? Network transition activities with DOT are in progress.