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CenturyLink Blasts Into NASA Backbone Contract PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 12:00


CenturyLink won the first task order awarded under the General Services Administration's Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) program to provide fast, secure connectivity to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

CenturyLink will provide core backbone network services with speeds of up to 100 Gbps to NASA over a period of nine and a half years.

"It's an honor to be the first vendor awarded an EIS task order," said David Young, CenturyLink senior vice president, strategic government. "Our fast, secure network connectivity will help NASA achieve its vision to reach for new heights and reveal the unknown for the benefit of humankind."

CenturyLink was the first supplier to receive authority to operate under GSA's 15-year, $50 billion EIS program last month, meaning the company became eligible to receive EIS task order awards.

EIS is a multiple-award contract vehicle for federal government agencies to purchase information technology and telecommunications infrastructure services. It gives federal agencies the flexibility and agility to migrate to modern communications and IT services that meet strict government security standards.