CenturyLink® and AT&T® are among many of the contractors who were offered places on the General Services Administration’s (GSA) 10-year 50 billion dollars Alliant 2 program, which the federal agencies can make use of to buy IT services and service based offerings. Alliant 2, called as Government Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC), provides the federal agencies with customizable hardware as well as IT and software solutions, which can be purchased as a single package. It offers access to about sixty-one businesses offering integrated IT solutions to meet the evolving needs globally.
CenturyLink® provides cyber security, IT, cloud, and managed hosting services over their carrier class network. “GSA’s selection of CenturyLink for an unrestricted Alliant 2 award confirms that we offer federal agencies the right tools to help them modernize their IT systems,” said David Young, who is the regional vice president of strategic governments markets for CenturyLink®. “CenturyLink® is committed to helping agencies with their digital transformation via multiple contract vehicles.”
Linda Johnson, who is the spokeswoman of CenturyLink®, said that their program will benefit their partners and those of Level 3 Communications, offering them with new opportunities. CenturyLink® completed the acquisition of Level 3 Communications on November 1, 2017.
CenturyLink® is also one of the authorized providers of IT and telecom infrastructure services under the 10-year 50 billion dollars Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) program of General Services Administration. Alliant 2 is also a part of the Network Services 2020 strategy of GSA, together with their EIS program. The Alliant 2 program focuses to offer federal agencies the agility and flexibility to make their migration to modern IT and communications services that meet the various security standards of the federal government.
CenturyLink® is a cheap internet provider in the US and is ranked 35 on the 2017 top 100 list of the government IT contractors published by Washington Technology. They are on their move to become the fastest internet provider of the nation.
“The next generation Alliant continues to build on GSA’s success collaborating with industry partners to design solutions that support federal agencies with mission-critical, complex IT services requirements,” said Kay Ely, who is the GSA Office of Information Technology Category assistant commissioner. ”The team’s work to earn a best-in-class designation by including pricing strategies and data-driven demand management practices will serve federal agencies well, and lower costs for American taxpayers.”