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GSA Improves Internet Security, Awards Contract To Verizon

GSA # 10601

June 16, 2009
Contact: Robert Lesino, (202) 501-1231

WASHINGTON — The U.S. General Services Administration awarded an additional Internet security contract modification today to Verizon Business Services.

Verizon received this award as a contract modification on GSA’s Networx Universal telecommunications contract, the third and final award under this acquisition.

“GSA developed this Internet security program under the Networx contract to allow agencies to connect to the Internet in full compliance with the Office of Management and Budget’s trusted Internet connections initiative,” said Acting Administrator Paul Prouty.

The managed trusted Internet protocol service facilitates the reduction of Internet connections in government networks and provides standard security services to all government users. The service 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; and
  • Optional features to allow for agency unique requirements.


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• Founded in 1949, GSA manages more than 11 percent of the government’s total procurement dollars and $24 billion in federal assets, including 8,600 government-owned or leased buildings and 213,000 vehicles.
• GSA helps preserve our past and define our future, as a steward of more than 480 historic properties, and as manager of, the official portal to federal government information and services.
• GSA’s mission to provide superior workplaces, expert technology solutions, acquisition services, purchasing and E-Gov travel solutions and management policies, at best value, allows federal agencies to focus on their core missions.
Did You Know? GSA manages the federal relay contract, which provides nationwide telecommunications relay service for the hearing and/or speech impaired.

Last Reviewed 2010-04-30