AT&T selected as prime vendor under tactical communications equipment contract

Telecom Lead America: AT&T Government Solutions has
been selected as a prime vendor under the Tactical Communications Equipment and
Services (TacCom) contract.

The TacCom contract, administered by the U.S. Department
of Homeland Security (DHS), is a multiple award, Indefinite Delivery –
Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with an overall value of $3 billion and a
base contract period of two years and three, one-year options.

The TacCom contract provides DHS and its component
agencies a cost-effective contract vehicle to purchase a wide range of tactical
communications products, infrastructure, and services to support public safety
communications for first responders.

AT&T can compete against other vendors for individual
awards from DHS and its component agencies. AT&T was awarded a position in
all five functional categories under the TacCom contract, including Subscriber
Units, Infrastructure, Infrastructure Services, O&M Services, and Test

“We believe that open standards and the ability to
select tactical communications solutions based on performance will provide
first responders access to reliable solutions, which are essential to
performing their mission,” said Thomas Harvey, senior vice president,
AT&T Government Solutions.

AT&T understands the critical role network assets and
tactical communication products and services play for public sector agencies,
especially in an emergency.

Recently, DHS announced that AT&T is the first
private sector company to attain certification under the Voluntary Private
Sector Preparedness Accreditation and Certification Program (PS”‘Prep). 

AT&T achieved the certification following months of
rigorous audits that measured the company’s ability to manage and maintain
operations during emergencies.

In addition to maintaining operational preparedness,
AT&T offers a comprehensive suite of business continuity and disaster
recovery services to help businesses and government agencies plan for or
recover from significant natural, man-made, or cyber disasters.

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