Verizon inks $150 million contract with Virginia IT agency

Verizon Enterprise Solutions today announced its $150 million deal with the Virginia Information Technologies Agency or VITA for supporting digital government initiatives.

Verizon can support departments and agencies across all branches of state government, as well as county and local governments, K-12 schools, public and private colleges and universities, and public safety organizations under the VITAnet contract.

The contract has a five-year base term and five one-year options.

“We have the resources the Commonwealth of Virginia requires to embrace technology and deliver the promise of digital government by streamlining operations,” said Maggie Hallbach, vice president of government and education markets, Verizon Enterprise Solutions.

Verizon will deliver network-centric solutions under the VITAnet contract, including the company’s networking portfolio, as well as managed services, unified communications and collaboration solutions, Internet protocol–based voice services and customer-premises equipment.

Verizon will also offering services, which will be powered by software-defined networking (SDN) and network-function virtualization (NFV) as and when available.

A recent Verizon report on digital transformation said that 85 percent of IT leaders consider network connectivity critical to achieving business and operational goals.

During 2014, Verizon has made an investment of more than $1 billion in its networks, plant and equipment across the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Vina Krishnan
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