The award is the third under the $50 billion EIS telecom contract as the Sept. 30 deadline nears.
By Aaron Boyd
The Justice Department is the third federal agency to pick a vendor to help modernize all its telecommunications services, under a 15-year contract with AT&T worth almost $1 billion.
The telecom giant announced the $984 million award Monday as part of the General Services Administration's $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions, or EIS, contract. EIS is set to replace the current governmentwide telecom contract vehicles Networx and WITS-3, both of which will expire within the next three years. Agencies are expected to use that transition as an opportunity to fully modernize their communications infrastructure.