HERNDON, Va., March 30 /CNW/ -- EDS (NYSE: EDS) will provide a range of
information technology services to federal government agencies as a
subcontractor to AT&T Government Solutions, a business unit of AT&T, Inc.,
which has been awarded one of three Networx Universal contracts by the U.S.
General Services Administration (GSA).
Under the Networx Universal contract, EDS will work with AT&T to compete
for task orders for telecommunications, networking and related services. As
part of the AT&T Networx team (which also includes Northrop Grumman, SRA
International, GTSI, Global Crossing, Cingular Wireless and Bechtel), EDS will
provide security services such as managed firewall service intrusion
detection, anti-virus management, secure managed email, managed e-
authentication, and managed tiered security services. EDS will also provide
customized design engineering, managed network services, unified messaging,
and collaboration support.
"EDS will bring to AT&T's Networx team more than 40 years of experience
managing and securing the critical information of our government and industry
clients," said Jim Duffey, general manager, EDS U.S. Public Sector. "We look
forward to working with AT&T to apply our vast expertise to meeting the
requirements of our Networx clients."
Networx Universal is an Indefinite Delivery - Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ)
contract with a potential value of $20 billion over the next 10 years.
Networx consists of two contract vehicles to which the AT&T team has
submitted bids: Networx Universal, awarded yesterday, and Networx Enterprise,
which is expected to be awarded in May. Networx will replace the expiring GSA
Federal Technology Service 2001 (FTS2001) and FTS2001 Crossover contract
The IDIQ contract gives AT&T, EDS, its partners, and others the right to
compete for specific task orders within the scope of the Networx Universal
For additional information about the Networx Universal contract, visit:
EDS is a leading global technology services company delivering business
solutions to its clients. EDS founded the information technology outsourcing
industry more than 40 years ago. Today, EDS delivers a broad portfolio of
information technology and business process outsourcing services to clients in
the manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, communications, energy,
transportation, and consumer and retail industries and to governments around
the world. Learn more at http://www.eds.com .
The statements in this news release that are not historical statements,
including statements regarding the amount of new contract values, are forward-
looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. These
statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, many of which are
beyond EDS' control, which could cause actual results to differ materially
from such statements. For information concerning these risks and
uncertainties, see EDS' most recent Form 10-K. EDS disclaims any intention or
obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a
result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Brad Bass - EDS
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