Leidos and AT&T to Implement Software Defined Networking for DISA
RESTON, Va., June 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a FORTUNE 500® science and technology company, will help the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) automate virtual private networking services in support of our nation's defense.
DISA awarded a Task Order to Leidos to help it take the first key steps toward transforming the Department of Defense Information Network (DoDIN) to a software-defined network.
DISA's goal is a software-defined enterprise. A software-defined enterprise supports a high degree of automation and synchronization across networking, hosting and related IT systems. It is more flexible, agile, and highly secure. It can help warfighters achieve their missions more effectively.
Leidos and team member AT&T* will engineer and deliver software-defined networking controller technology into the DoDIN backbone. The solution uses an open framework developed by AT&T that supports the automation of network services. It is a critical foundation for a complete software-defined enterprise.
"We're excited to support DISA in this initial implementation of software-defined networking," said Dr. Daniel Voce, Leidos senior vice president, Enterprise Cyber and Solutions. "The technology has significant promise and this is a good initial step to transforming the DoDIN to be more flexible, secure, dynamic, and resilient for the warfighter."
"Software defined networking is changing how enterprises connect and conduct their business," said Anthony Robbins, Vice President-Defense, AT&T Global Public Sector. "We're proud to work with Leidos to help DISA evolve its network in support of the defense of our great nation."
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**Claim based on the Nielsen Certified Data Network Score. Score includes data reported by wireless consumers in the Nielsen Mobile Insights survey, network measurements from Nielsen Mobile Performance and Nielsen Drive Test Benchmarks for Q4 2016 + Q1 2017 across 121 markets.
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