WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- tw telecom inc. , (NASDAQ: TWTC) a leading provider of managed services, including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN solutions for enterprises, large organizations and government entities throughout the U.S., today announced it has been awarded two contracts from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for secure Internet connectivity and wavelength services in support of the Trusted Internet Connectivity (TIC) strategic initiative that could be worth approximately $11.67 million over five years.
Under the terms of the competitive awards , tw telecom will deliver Ethernet Internet Services and 10 Gig wavelength services for mission critical medical and health-related data connectivity to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Indian Health Services (IHS) in Washington D.C., Atlanta and Albuquerque.
tw telecom was awarded a contract to deliver Ethernet Internet Services (EIS) for the Washington, D.C. and Atlanta Trusted Internet Connectivity (TIC) sites. This award is evaluated at $7.49 million over the next five years. tw telecom is one of the three largest Business Ethernet providers in the U.S.tw telecom was also awarded a contract for Wide Area Network (WAN) Cloud A network connectivity for 10 Gig wavelength services to the Washington, D.C., Atlanta and Albuquerque TIC sites. This award is evaluated at $4.18 million over the next five years. Both contract awards enable tw telecom to deliver private, secure and scalable network connectivity transmitting mission-critical medical data and communications traffic. The tw telecom services easily scale to meet anticipated growth requirements for Health and Human Services and to keep its Operating Divisions (OPDIV) medical data safe and secure. "We are pleased to deliver private Internet connectivity and wavelength services to the National Institutes of Health, Food and Drug Administration, the Indian Health Services and the Centers for Disease Control to support the mission of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services," said Ken Folderauer, president of Public Sector at tw telecom. "This award ensures that HHS will have access to the most advanced private, predictable and secure connections possible to transmit its mission critical health-related data and communications safely and securely." The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services. HHS represents almost a quarter of all federal outlays, and it administers more grant dollars than all other federal agencies combined. HHS' Medicare program is the nation's largest health insurer, handling more than 1 billion claims per year. Medicare and Medicaid together provide health care insurance for one in four Americans. The Trusted Internet Connectivity (TIC) Access Provider (TICAP) strategic initiative will secure the agencies' most critical assets and the most sensitive information systems and data that support the critical mission and functions of HHS. It is necessary to ensure these security activities are implemented fully and consistently at all levels of HHS.