Sprint, Qwest get TIC Enterprise greenlight

Networx Enterprise contract holders Qwest Government Services and Sprint Solutions Inc. won Managed Trusted IP Service (MTIPS) contracts from the General Services Administration.

The Networx contract modification lets agencies order the services that protect their connections to the Internet.

Qwest had already won an MTIPS contract under Networx Universal and joins AT&T as one of only two companies to win such awards under both Networx Universal and Enterprise. Neither Level 3 Communications, which holds a Networx Enterprise contract, nor Verizon Business, which holds both Universal and Enterprise contracts, has earned an MTIPS award.

AT&T was the first out of the gate with an MTIPS award, winning one under its Universal contract in December 2008. The awards to the others followed March 11 and April 7, 2009.

AT&T’s early award has given the company a head start selling MTIPS to agencies under Networx. “We’ve already contracted for one [system] and are in the middle of deploying it in solution form,” said Don Herring, president of AT&T Government Solutions. “We’re in discussions with many different agencies.”

MTIPS helps agencies comply with the Office of Management and Budget’s Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) initiative, which requires them to reduce the number of Internet gateways and improve cybersecurity. MTIPS solutions include an Einstein Enclave computer network intrusion-detection system and the following components:

  • A security operations center.
  • Transport from the agency wide-area network to the TIC portal.
  • Redundant Internet access service.
  • Features to meet requirements for supply chain risk management.
  • Other optional features to accommodate agency-specific requirements.

About the Author

Sami Lais is a special contributor to Washington Technology.

Reader Comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

What is your e-mail address?

My e-mail address is:

Do you have a password?

Forgot your password? Click here
close
SEARCH
 Top 100 Slideshow
contracts DB

Trending

  • Dive into our Contract Award database

    In an exclusive for WT Insider members, we are collecting all of the contract awards we cover into a database that you can sort by contractor, agency, value and other parameters. You can also download it into a spreadsheet. Read More

  • Is SBA MIA on contractor fraud? Nick Wakeman

    Editor Nick Wakeman explores the puzzle of why SBA has been so silent on the latest contractor fraud scandal when it has been so quick to act in other cases. Read More

Webcasts