Verizon gets Army task orders
Verizon Business has won multiple task orders to improve IP networks at Army bases.
- By Alice Lipowicz
- Jan 21, 2009
Verizon Business will begin installing and upgrading IP networks at five Army installations under five task orders totaling $70.7 million.
The task orders are part of the Installation, Information, Infrastructure Modernization contract for network service centers under the enterprise information systems program. The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity modernization contract was awarded in 2006 to multiple vendors who are now bidding on individual task orders.
Under the largest task order, valued at $36.9 million, Verizon will upgrade voice, data and cable networks at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., to bring the existing network to the next-generation protocol, known as IPv6.
In addition, Verizon will upgrade networks at Fort Lee in Virginia under a $9.6 million task order; upgrade network facilities at Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands under a $12.9 million task order; expand and upgrade networks at Fort Sill in Oklahoma under a $2.5 million task order; and install fiber-optic cables and infrastructure at Fort Greely in Alaska under a $1.3 million task order.
Verizon Business is a unit of New York-based Verizon Communications Inc. The parent company ranks No. 18 on Washington Technology's Top 100 list.
Alice Lipowicz is a staff writer covering government 2.0, homeland security and other IT policies for Federal Computer Week.