DHS Selects MetTel for Managed Security Services Nationwide and Primary Internet Access Provider

MetTel | September 16, 2020

DHS Selects MetTel for Managed Security Services Nationwide and Primary Internet Access Provider
MetTel, a digital transformation and communications leader, today announced the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the federal agency charged with securing the nation, has selected MetTel for managed security services nationwide and as its primary internet access provider. MetTel's selection for the DHS Internet Protocol Service – Primary Network EIS task order – is yet another award from a Cabinet-level agency under the General Service Administration's (GSA) Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract.  This newest task order follows an award for the Social Security Administration earlier this year.  MetTel will provide Mission Essential Functions to DHS, helping to safeguard DHS internal networks and systems against ever-evolving security threats.

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Chris Hoff provides a wrap up on his cloud session at the Cisco Government Solution Forum, including insights on the benefits (cost savings, agility, flexibility, and collaboration) cloud computing brings to government agencies, particularly with new applications such as social media. Hoff, a cloud expert in the federal government, also talks about why it is important for government agencies to have a strategic approach when deploying cloud computing aligned with their vision, and using the network as the platform to deliver business value.

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Chris Hoff provides a wrap up on his cloud session at the Cisco Government Solution Forum, including insights on the benefits (cost savings, agility, flexibility, and collaboration) cloud computing brings to government agencies, particularly with new applications such as social media. Hoff, a cloud expert in the federal government, also talks about why it is important for government agencies to have a strategic approach when deploying cloud computing aligned with their vision, and using the network as the platform to deliver business value.

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