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Lumen Secures U.S. Customs and Border Protection Network Services Contract
Lumen Technologies recently won a contract from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) worth $137M in which it will provide mission-critical communications and network services to support the agency's systems and facilities across the United States and beyond.
The 11-year task order includes an initial one-year term and 10 one-year options. Lumen will be delivering a mix of secure communications services to the agency so it can complete essential missions at places like airports, borders and other facilities.
The deal was awarded as part of the General Services Administration's 15-year, $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) program. Lumen will be the trusted provider of modern network services to hundreds of their locations and support thousands of workers using the Lumen edge compute platform.
Lumen’s platform for IT modernization can integrate infrastructure and services to enhance network resiliency and maximize availability without sacrificing control. That will ensure the high level of security required by agencies such as CBP who carry out important missions each day.
"Customs and Border Protection's 24/7 mission to protect the American people, safeguard borders and enhance the nation's economic prosperity means they need a proven network provider that can deliver fast, secure and steadfast connectivity," said Zain (News - Alert) Ahmed, senior vice president, Lumen public sector.
With Lumen’s support, CBP will also be able to improve its mission readiness efforts with better design, engineering and provisioning as well as improve its communications services. It will also be helping the agency to modernize its IT efforts and adopt an SD-WAN solution.
"CBP put its trust in Lumen to enable next-gen applications and data-driven operations in a world where the reliability and availability of the agency's network and IT infrastructure must be always on," said Ahmed.
Edited by Erik Linask