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AT&T Government Solutions Announces $9.4 Million Contract With U.S. Marine Corps

AT&T Government Solutions Announces $9.4 Million Contract With U.S. Marine Corps

VIENNA, Va., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T Government Solutions, Inc., a business unit of AT&T, Inc. , has announced a $9.4 million contract with the U.S. Marine Corps to support the Secret IP Router Network (SIPRNET), which ensures secure communications among all of the U.S. Marine Corps commands worldwide.

SIPRNET is the largest interoperable command and control IP data network at the Department of Defense and is primarily used for the exchange of classified operational and tactical information at the SECRET classification level.

Under the terms of the contract, AT&T will provide networking and IT services such as Network Management, Information Assurance and Program Management for the SIPRNET Refresh Program. AT&T will also expand Wide Area Network (WAN) security features including firewalls and intrusion detection systems and will upgrade SIPRNET WAN point of presence (PoP) transport and routing capabilities.

"SIPRNET is a critical component for Marine Corps battlefield communications, and AT&T is proud to support this important project," said Don Herring, president of AT&T Government Solutions. "AT&T will use its world- class networking and IT services expertise to enhance the connectivity, capability and flexibility of the SIPRNET network architecture so global Marine Commands can have better communication and secure access to more applications."

AT&T is the prime on the contract. Subcontractors include SAIC and Smartronix, Inc., which will provide technical equipment configuration and firewall installation services at the Marine Corps regional locations. The combined AT&T team brings to this contract a solid reputation built from a history of excellent network support for Marine Corps systems.

SIPRNET supports the Global Command and Control System (GCCS), the Defense Message System (DMS), and numerous other applications.

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About AT&T Government Solutions

AT&T Government Solutions is a long-standing, trusted source of network- enabled solutions for the federal government, integrating unmatched network resources and professional services expertise with innovative technologies from AT&T Labs and industry-leading partners. With headquarters in Vienna, Va., AT&T Government Solutions is best known for network leadership in voice, data, video and managed services. AT&T Government Solutions is a proven solutions integrator, with professional services expertise in areas such as Education and Training, Enterprise Application Solutions, Enterprise Resource Planning and Management, Information Assurance, Knowledge Management, Modeling and Simulation, Network Transformation and Management, and Program Management.

About AT&T

AT&T Inc. is a premier communications holding company in the United States and around the world, with operating subsidiaries providing services under the AT&T brand. AT&T is the recognized world leader in providing IP-based communications services to businesses and the U.S. leader in providing wireless, high speed Internet access, local and long distance voice, and directory publishing and advertising through its Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations. As part of its three-screen integration strategy, AT&T is expanding video entertainment offerings to include such next-generation television services as AT&T U-verse(SM) TV. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com/ .

AT&T is a registered trademark of AT&T Knowledge Ventures. Subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. provide products and services under the AT&T brand. For more information, please review this announcement in the AT&T newsroom at http://www.att.com/newsroom .

AT&T Inc.

CONTACT: Alex Kepnes of Fleishman-Hillard Inc., +1-703-575-8900,
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