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DISA authorizes CenturyLink to bid on GNS contract

The U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency selected as an authorizednetwork services provider under the agency's multiyear Global Network Services contract.

CenturyLink is authorized to bid on and provide a suite of globalnetwork transport services that include content delivery networks, virtual privatenetworks, fiber-optic broadband, Wi-Fi, satellite, wavelength, network security,colocation, cloud connectivity and software-defined networking services.

GNS is an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract thathas a five-year base period with five one-year options and a $4.3 billion ceilingfor all task orders over a 10-year period as the government aims to provide a singleDepartment of Defense network for global voice, video, imagery and data transmissionson a 100 gigabit-per-second backbone by 2020, according to an April 7 news release.