NCS turns to AT&T for IP transition project

AT&T Government Solutions of Vienna, Va., has won a contract to plan the move of the National Communications Systems' existing emergency telecommunications service onto a new Internet Protocol network.

Under the nine-month, $1.7 million contract, AT&T systems engineers will assist in moving the Government Emergency Telecommunications Service onto a new Internet Protocol network using Multi-Protocol Label Switching. The move is expected to bring efficiencies and reduce costs.

The emergency telecommunications service is used by key officials from federal, state and local agencies to make priority calls during emergencies when networks are overloaded and normal calls are blocked.

Alice Lipowicz is a staff writer for Government Computer News' sister publication, Washington Technology.

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Alice Lipowicz is a staff writer covering government 2.0, homeland security and other IT policies for Federal Computer Week.

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