AT&T unit announces its Networx lineup

AT&T Government Solutions Inc. has announced its team for the General Services Administration's 10-year, $20 billion Networx telecommunications and IT contract.

AT&T's team includes Northrop Grumman Information Technology, EDS Corp., GTSI Corp., SRA International Inc., Cingular Wireless LLC and Global Crossing Ltd.

Other small and midsized government communications and IT companies also are on AT&T's team, but will be announced at a later date, the company said.

AT&T plans to place bids for both the Universal and Enterprise parts of Networx. The Universal part will provide government locations with a broad range of telecom services nationwide. The Enterprise part will offer a mix of specialized Internet protocol or wireless services in specific geographical areas.

"This is an all-star team of proven and trusted government IT vendors," said Lou Addeo, president of AT&T Government Solutions.

Northrop Grumman, EDS and SRA are government systems integrators that have expertise in areas such as transition planning and implementation, custom design and engineering, managed security services, managed hosting and related information management support services, Addeo said. GTSI is known for its logistics, asset management and hardware and software procurement services; Cingular Wireless for domestic and international voice and data wireless services; and Global Crossing for domestic and international high-bandwidth services and video conferencing, he added.

Proposals for the Universal portion of Networx are due Sept. 6, while proposals for the Enterprise part are due Sept. 8. GSA will issue multiple awards for both in April 2006.

Headquartered in Vienna, Va., AT&T Government Solutions provides telecom and IT services for the federal government. Its parent company, AT&T Corp. of Bedminster, N.J., employs 47,600 workers and had 2004 revenue of $30.5 billion. It ranks No. 31 on Washington Technology's 2005 Top 100 list of prime federal contractors.

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