June 3, 2014
(NYSE: CTL) recently won a contract sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) headquarters in
, to design, procure, configure and upgrade all equipment necessary to provide MCCS with a virtual private network. The one-year contract, which includes four one-year options, is valued at up to
over the next five years.
In addition to managed virtual private network (VPN) services, CenturyLink will provide Internet and point-to-point circuits that will connect 37 Marine Corps locations across the continental U.S. CenturyLink's VPN will provide MCCS with a reliable, secure, cost effective, managed service solution that exceeds stringent technical performance standards.
The network will support MCCS in its mission to provide quality-of-life services and programs to members of the Marines Corps and
The MCCS system generates more than
in annual sales from a wide variety of business operations that are used to help fund non-revenue generating MCCS programs.
"CenturyLink is proud to win this contract to provide a first-class private data network that will help Marine Corps Community Services offer important wellness and recreation services to Marines and their families," said
, CenturyLink Government senior vice president and general manager.
CenturyLink also recently won a
to provide voice, data network and telecommunications infrastructure services to the Marine Corps Combat Development Command in
and the Marine Corps Barracks in
, that could be worth up to
over the next two years. That contract followed two previous procurements for these services that were also awarded to CenturyLink, marking more than a dozen years of successful company support of and collaboration with the Marines at
CenturyLink is ranked No. 48 on Washington Technology's 2013 Top 100 list of federal government IT contractors.