Press Release - Wednesday November 2, 2005




Companies would help fill varied requirements for massive telecom and IT bid for GSA



            VIENNA, Va. – AT&T Government Solutions, a prime bidder for the GSA’s multi-billion dollar Networx contract, announced today it has so far signed up more than 40 mostly small and medium-sized IT partners who would deliver everything from training, to optical equipment, to satellite services and many other capabilities to federal agencies if the AT&T team is chosen as a winning bidder.

            “This is an outstanding group of companies with great qualifications and all eager to serve federal agencies,” said Lou Addeo, president of AT&T Government Solutions.  “Networx bidders are required to bring a wide range of communications and other IT skills to the table to serve agencies and these companies will do just that if we win.  Together with the six outstanding teaming partners we announced in August, we’ve got a very deep and experienced team.”

            The companies range in size from several small businesses, such as Hurricane Consultants Inc., of West Palm Beach, Fla., a protégé small business partner of AT&T Government Solutions, to medium size firms like SI International Inc.  Two large telecom services companies have also been added to the team, Lucent Technologies and SBC.

            “We’re proud of the programs we have in place to reach to the small business community, and those efforts are serving us well as we line up small business partners,” said Addeo, who pointed out that Networx bidders are required to direct 39 percent of their subcontracted work to small business.  He added that AT&T is still negotiating with many IT firms and may sign additional companies to the team.

            AT&T Government Solutions recently held a small business day, which attracted some 200 firms interested in doing business with AT&T in the federal market.

            Mid-sized companies that have signed onto the AT&T Networx team include satellite services providers Globecomm Systems and Broadcast International Inc. as well as call center services companies Aspen Systems Corp. and Pearson Government Solutions, Inc.

            Other mid-sized firms include Go Remote; Information Systems Support Inc.; Xspedius Fiber Group; National Lambda Rail; University of Washington Pacific Northwest Gigapop; Geographic Network Affiliates International Inc.; Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA); SI International Inc.; and The Titan Corp.

            Small businesses signed up so far include 1Source Consulting Inc.; Applied Quality Communications Inc.; Apogen; Bylight; Century Technologies Inc.; Concert Technologies Inc.; Dynamic Network Resources Inc.; EMW Inc.; FedSys Inc.; HCI Technologies; Hurricane Consulting Inc.; iSys Inc.; Mercury Data Systems Inc.; MilVets Inc; NetAmerica LLC; Reliable Integration Services Inc.; Superlative Technologies Inc.; Symfonia LLC; Tech2000; Telesis Corp.; TFC; Triumph Technologies Inc.; Vencal Global Systems; VPSI; Worldwide Information Network Systems Inc; and York Telecom.

In August, AT&T Government Solutions announced the six companies that represent the core of its Networx team: Northrop Grumman Information Technology, EDS, GTSI Corp., SRA International, Global Crossing and Cingular Wireless.

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AT&T Government Solutions, headquartered in Vienna, Va., is a long-standing, trusted source of information technology solutions for the federal government, integrating unmatched network resources and professional services expertise with innovative technologies from AT&T Labs and industry-leading partners. Best known for network leadership in voice, data, video and managed services, AT&T Government Solutions is a proven solutions integrator, with professional services expertise in areas such as business transformation, knowledge management, training, program management, systems engineering and security.



Jim McGann