According to the Department of Defense, “AT&T (NYSE: T) was awarded a $218, 708, 000 firm-fixed-price contract award for DISN Video Services-Global (DVS-G) which provides video service and video teleconference services. The period of performance is from Dec. 1, 2010, to Nov. 30, 2012, for the base period with three one-year option periods. This contract will provide interoperable global unclassified and classified video services and a full-service VTC utility for all DISN users. The VTC service is a real-time, near-full motion video service that allows simultaneous video and audio communications between two or more dedicated or dial-up VTC sites worldwide. DVS-G provides critical support to a variety of overseas contingency operations missions. The solicitation was issued as an other than full and open competition pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1). Solicitation was posted to the Federal Business Opportunities website; only one proposal was received from AT&T Corp., a large business. The DITCO, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., is the contracting activity (HC1013-11-C-0100).”
The Department of Defense has made $600M in awards to support 5G testing and experimentation projects with 15 companies at five U.S. military installations. “The Department of Defense is at the forefront of cutting edge 5G testing and experimentation, which will strengthen our Nation’s warfighting capabilities as well as U.S. economic competitiveness in this critical field,” said Michael Kratsios, acting undersecretary of defense for research and engineering and U.S. chief technology officer.