Lumen wins $73.6M contract with U.S. Government Accountability Office

April 11, 2024
The service provider will overhaul Congress's investigative arm’s network infrastructure.

Lumen Technologies secured a $73.6 million contract to transform the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) network, data, voice and video connectivity, enhancing the agency’s ability to serve Congress and the American people. 

By having Lumen upgrade its network technology, the GAO can provide Congress, the executive branch, and the public with well-timed, fact-based, non-partisan analysis and recommendations that can improve the government and save taxpayers billions of dollars.

As part of this contract, Lumen is delivering secure managed network services, virtual private network services, ethernet transport services, internet protocol services, videoconferencing services, and voice and toll-free services to GAO, which serves as Congress's audit, evaluation, and investigative arm.

This task order has a base performance period of one year, with eight additional one-year options. It was awarded to Lumen under the General Services Administration’s Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) program. 

Lumen said it is helping GAO embark on its journey to transform to a contractor-owned and contractor-operated (COCO) network model that decreases capital expenditures, increases efficiency and improves service delivery.

“Lumen’s network strength is helping GAO transform how it connects and communicates using modern technology—an important move that will help the agency make timely recommendations to Congress that save taxpayer money and benefit the American people,” said Jason Schulman, Lumen National Vice President of Federal Government Sales. “GAO chose Lumen to guide the agency as it adopts, manages and leads through technology evolutions and digital transformation.” 

The service provider has continued to gain a foothold in the GSA’s EIS program and has garnered network service wins with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of the Interior.  

Overall, the public sector continues to be a key source of revenue growth in Lumen’s enterprise portfolio. During the fourth quarter, Lumen’s public sector segment grew by double digits quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year. She reported that year-over-year, the company sold 29% more Grow products (the designation Lumen assigns to products it invests in) to existing public sector customers.

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