Military Embedded Systems

AT&T and Leidos team up to transform DoD's network to a software-defined network


June 26, 2017

Mariana Iriarte

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

RESTON, Va. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) officials tasked Leidos to automate private networking services. Under the task order, Leidos will team with AT&T to help transform the Department of Defense Information Network (DoDIN) to a software-defined network.

DISA's goal is a software-defined enterprise. A software-defined enterprise supports a high degree of automation and synchronization across networking, hosting and related IT systems, officials say.

Leidos and AT&T will engineer and deliver software-defined networking controller technology into the DoDIN backbone. The solution uses an open framework developed by AT&T that supports the automation of network services.

"We're excited to support DISA in this initial implementation of software-defined networking," says Dr. Daniel Voce, Leidos senior vice president, Enterprise Cyber and Solutions. "The technology has significant promise and this is a good initial step to transforming the DoDIN to be more flexible, secure, dynamic, and resilient for the warfighter."

"Software defined networking is changing how enterprises connect and conduct their business," says Anthony Robbins, Vice President-Defense, AT&T Global Public Sector.

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