AT&T Federal (NYSE: T) has been awarded two contracts by the U.S. Postal Service to provide data network connectivity and network security.
Under the first contract, which is worth over $50 million, AT&T will provide data connectivity services to USPS' retail and support locations throughout its 50-state U.S. footprint.
With the second $3.5 million USPS win, AT&T will provide Managed Trusted Internet Protocol Service (MTIPS) to USPS headquarters in Washington, D.C., and two major USPS data centers, one in California and the other in Minnesota.
The General Services Administration developed MTIPS to allow US Federal agencies to connect securely to the public Internet and other external connections.
Winning the USPS award comes amidst a flurry of new contract wins and a leadership transition in the federal group. In addition to the USPS, AT&T won a spot on the GSA Region 4 Integrated Telecommunications Services contract (GRITS II), supporting federal customers in the Southeast Sunbelt Region and on the HP-led team for the Navy's Next Generation Enterprise Network contract.
In February this year, the telco appointed 25-year government contractor veteran Kay Kapoor to head up the unit. Before coming to AT&T, Kapoor was the CEO Accenture Federal Services, the company's federal business unit. Earlier, she held management positions with ITT Corporation and Lockheed Martin.
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