GSA Awards Trusted Internet Connection Contract Modifications
April 7, 2009
Contact: Robert Lesino, 202 501-1231
WASHINGTON — The U.S. General Services Administration awarded two managed trusted Internet protocol service (MTIPS) Networx contract modifications effective April 3.
Sprint Solutions Inc. received an award as a contract modification on the Networx enterprise, the second MTIPS award under this acquisition.
Qwest Government Services received an award as a contract modification on the Networx enterprise acquisition, in addition to its previous Networx universal award in February. This is the third MTIPS award under the Networx enterprise acquisition.
A total of five managed trusted Internet protocol service awards have been made for the Networx program.
GSA developed MTIPS for the Networx program to allow agencies to physically and logically connect to the Internet in full compliance with the Office of Management and Budget’s trusted Internet connections initiative (M-08-05). MTIPS facilitates the reduction of Internet connections in government networks and provides standard security services to all government users.
The managed trusted Internet protocol service under the Networx program will include an Einstein Enclave (a computer network intrusion detection system) and the following components:
Security operations center for agency protection
Transport from the agencywide area network to the trusted Internet connections portal
Redundant internet access service
Supply chain risk management requirements
Optional features to allow for agency unique requirements
GSA will continue to evaluate managed trusted Internet protocol service proposals from other Networx universal and enterprise contractors and make more awards as soon as possible this year.
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