AT&T Approved Under Networxx

Tuesday - 6/15/2010, 7:23pm EDT

The General Services Administration and Homeland Security Department have approved the first government-wide provider of cybersecurity services under the Networx telecommunications contract.

AT&T has received authority to operate its Managed Trusted IP Services (or MTIPS) program, a move that took almost a year to approve.

Qwest, Sprint and Verizon also received awards to be MTIPS providers, but have not received the authority to operate on a governmentwide basis.