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U.S. DoD Awards Verizon Large Telecom Contract

by: Matthew Potter
March 12, 2009

Category: Business Line, Companies, Contract Awards, Department of Defense, DISA, Events, IT, logistics, Services, Verizon | RSS 2.0

Networkworld reports that the U.S. awarded Verizon a ten year contract to provide communication services to bases in the Pacific. The contract will support facilities in the Western U.S., Pacific Rim countries, Central and South America as well as in South West Asia. The contract has a value of $2.5 billion if all options are exercised by 2019. Verizon will manage the Defense Information Network System (DISN) for the military which is used to provide basically all communications for the facilities including internet as well as voice and video. This contract is a continuation of an earlier one won by MCI which was absorbed by Verizon.

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