CenturyLink, AT&T Included in Contract to Provide Services to Federal Agencies



CenturyLink and AT&T are among several contractors that have been awarded spots on the General Services Administration’s 10-year, $50 billion Alliant 2 program that government agencies can use to purchase information technology services and IT services-based offerings

Known as a government-wide acquisition contract (GWAC), Alliant 2 offers agencies customizable hardware, software and IT solutions that can be purchased as a package. It provides access to 61 companies providing integrated information technology (IT) solutions for evolving needs on a global basis.

CenturyLink carries cybersecurity, cloud, managed hosting and IT services over its carrier-class network.

“GSA’s selection of CenturyLink for an unrestricted Alliant 2 award confirms that we offer federal agencies the right tools to help them modernize their IT systems,” said David Young, CenturyLink’s regional vice president of strategic governments markets. “CenturyLink is committed to helping agencies with their digital transformation via multiple contract vehicles.”

CenturyLink spokeswoman Linda Johnson said the program will benefit and provide new opportunities for CenturyLink’s partners, as well as those of Level 3 Communications. CenturyLink completed its acquisition of Level 3 on Nov. 1.

CenturyLink also is an authorized provider of telecom and IT infrastructure services under GSA’s 10-year, $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) program.

Along with the EIS program, Alliant 2 is part of GSA’s Network Services 2020 strategy, which aims to give federal agencies the flexibility and agility to migrate to modern communications and IT services that meet government security standards.

CenturyLink is ranked No. 35 on Washington Technology’s 2017 Top 100 list of federal government IT contractors.

“The next generation Alliant continues to build on GSA’s success collaborating with industry partners to design solutions that support federal agencies with mission-critical, complex IT services requirements,” said Kay Ely, GSA Office of Information Technology Category assistant commissioner. ”The team’s work to earn a best-in-class designation by including pricing strategies and data-driven demand management practices will serve federal agencies well, and lower costs for american taxpayers.”

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  1. Avatar Malcolm Tucker November 25, 2017 @ 4:02 pm

    I feel sorry for anyone that gets CenturyLink Service. Jeff Storey and Sunit Patel did a great job in lowering operational overhead so the company could be sold. During the World Series Game, Major League Baseball setup two routes (one redundant) with CenturyLink/Level 3. Well, Level 3 engineers decided to perform updates to border gateway routers and took 1/2 of the bandwidth down on a route through Denver. The end result was that people couldn’t watch the World Series until the third or fourth inning; it took that long for MLB to escalate a call to fix the router to its original state.

    So today, I wouldn’t go so far as to say it’s time to sell the stock, but it’s getting there. With CenturyLink’s overloaded network, CenturyLink doesn’t have too many options. To re-gain favor with shareholders, I imagine within 3 to 5 months, CenturyLink will have no other option but to re-program its border gateway routers so they actively discriminate traffic; and don’t follow NetNeutraliy. This is a difficult and inflection point for the company, and a time for Net Neutrality. It’s not a good time to own the company’s stock.

    Jeff Storey and Sunit may need to donate their stock to charity; and take a $1.00 per year salary in the future like Steve Jobs did.

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