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News article · 04 Oct 2019

BT Federal achieves authority to operate critical infrastructure solutions for the US Government

BT Federal has received the Authority to Operate (ATO) under the General Services Administration’s (GSA) 15-year, $50bn Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) program.

EIS is a best-in-class government-wide program for US federal agencies to procure information technology and telecommunications infrastructure. The awarding of the ATO sends a clear signal that BT Federal is capable of providing industry-leading network and security solutions required for mission-critical services.

Under the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), BT Federal’s Business Support System (BSS) underwent extensive accreditation via the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Risk Management Framework Assessment and Authorization process.  With GSA’s BSS accreditation complete, BT Federal stands ready to receive and implement orders from Government agencies.          

Tony Wellen, President, BT Federal, said: “We’re excited to help federal agencies accelerate their IT modernization objectives, enabling them to focus on delivering mission-critical services. BT Federal’s secure, next-generation cloud migration strategies and managed services are perfectly positioned to meet the demand for transformative technological change across US Government. In addition to enabling federal agencies to adopt disruptive new solutions to modernize their legacy IT infrastructure, we’re also delivering the innovative cybersecurity solutions required to defend distributed network architectures.”

BT provides managed network and security solutions to government & enterprise customers around the world, enabling them to securely adopt new technologies and network platforms and drive their digital transformation. Its Security division protects BT’s operations and customers in 180 countries, including those in critical sectors such as infrastructure, health, banking and emergency services.

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Alex Buckley, Senior Communications Manager, Security