Bandwidth, Security Upgrades for the Global Information Grid
AT&T Government Solutions has been awarded a 5-month, $14 million contract to provide engineering and installation work at key locations in the United States and abroad as part of the Department of Defense’s Global Information Grid Bandwidth Expansion (GIG-BE) project. AT&T is a subcontractor to SAIC on the project.
Meanwhile, the Joint Task Force for Global Network Operations (JTF-GNO) will unveil a document next week that looks at improving the way users manage and defend the Global Information Grid, the Defense Department’s classified and unclassified network.
As subcontractors to SAIC, AT&T engineers will install and test equipment in order to activate key hub locations where traffic from the high-speed global grid is switched and monitored. The GIG-BE project is the cornerstone of the Defense Information System Agency’s (DISA) modern network of the future.
Meanwhile, the JTF-GNO document, to be issued during an uppcoming security conference at West Point, is titled “Net Force Maneuver: An Emerging NetOps Construct” and will examine numerous ways for the Army, DOD and vendors to enhance network operations and security.
Via AT&T news release, Government Conputer News (June 10/05) – Army to look at beefing up security along Global Information Grid