AT&T Government Solutions business unit announced it has won a task order worth up to $350 million to provide Managed Security Services and deploy a Virtual Private Network (VPN) for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Data Services.

The task order was awarded under the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Networx Universal contract vehicle. Under the terms of the task order, AT&T will utilize its transition planning and network management capabilities to complete a Department-wide managed IP network architecture that enables shared services across a new, unified infrastructure. AT&T will provide data services to over 5,000 USDA locations across the country.

The USDA has a geographically dispersed network, encompassing over 29 agencies and offices with a diverse set of objectives.

The foundation for the AT&T Data Services VPN solution is the its Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)-enabled network, a fully managed, highly secure, scalable data network.

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