A new telecom contract gets its first operator

Federal Times: The General Services Administration’s new initiative for modernizing federal telecom services will now officially have a new option to offer agencies for purchase, as CenturyLink announced March 14 that it had become the first provider to receive an authority to operate under the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract.

“We’re excited to be the first vendor to receive an ATO on EIS so we can immediately help federal agencies jumpstart their IT modernization plans and use the latest technology to carry out their missions more efficiently,” said David Young, CenturyLink senior vice president, strategic government. “For example, agencies that have already issued EIS [requests for proposals] can now start awarding EIS task orders.”

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