AT&T will help the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) modernize its communications and reduce costs.
This partnership is win/win for healthcare in the U.S. The CDC has awarded AT&T a $119M, 5-year contract to help them modernize communications while helping to reduce costs. The fully-managed solution will support the Atlanta campus and entire CDC workforce, including hundreds of thousands CDC employees and contractors nationwide, as well as Puerto Rico. The technology will deliver reliable connectivity to help the CDC focus on its mission to protect our nation’s health.
“We’re delivering reliable connectivity to help CDC experts protect our nation’s health,” said Mike Leff, Vice President-Civilian, AT&T Global Public Sector Solutions.
GSA awarded AT&T the task order on behalf of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The task order includes a 7-month base period and 4 optional years. It is awarded through GSA’s government-wide acquisition contract called “Connections II.” Federal agencies use Connections II to acquire network and telecommunications labor, equipment and support for buildings and campuses.**
The CDC is America’s health protection agency and also an important part of the Atlanta community. To accomplish its mission battling health threats, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information. The CDC’s goal is to protect our nation from expensive and dangerous health threats and respond swiftly when these arise.
The $119 million will aid the CDC’s local area network, in-building cellular coverage and Wi-Fi with a single, fully managed telecommunications solution. Our solution will support the work of hundreds of thousands CDC employees and contractors nationwide, including Puerto Rico.