A U.S. Marine stands guard outside the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (DoD)
The U.S. Department of State has awarded Vienna, Va.-based AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc. a task order to convert 290 U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide to advanced and secure IP telephony.
The Foreign Post Telephone Replacement Program task order is a GSA Connections II IDIQ (indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity) contract valued at $275 million over the next five years.
The global deployment will involve the design and procurement of systems for new installations and upgrades, as well as the dispatch of security-cleared personnel to integrate, test and bring online secured, unified communication technologies to support diplomatic missions worldwide.
AT&T Government Solutions, the unit within AT&T Inc. that serves federal agencies, will remain the single source for task orders against the contract for its length.