• Alliant 2 Drives Competition and Accountability

    Officially, John Cavadias is the procuring contract officer for the General Services Administration’s new Alliant 2 governmentwide acquisition contract (GWAC). Unofficially, he is the architect of Alliant 2. Over a period of two years, he listened to federal IT procurement professionals and industry’s IT experts. He produced about 100 drafts of the A2 contract, publicly releasing seven Requests for Information (RFIs) and two complete draft Request for Proposals (RFP) prior to the official RFP in June 2016. Alliant 2 is the result. Read More Here

  • Rigor and Flexibility

    Years of market research went into the development of Alliant 2. The result is a contracting vehicle that strives to deliver innovative IT services to federal customers while keeping IT vendors engaged in the process. Industry partners selected to participate in Alliant 2 must meet benchmarks for engagement to stay on the contract. At the same time, the contract has built-in flexibility to accommodate IT evolution and agencies’ unique needs. Read More Here

  • Turbocharging IT Procurement

    The GSA calls Alliant 2 “the next generation GWAC vehicle for comprehensive information technology (IT) solutions.” At a time of unrelenting demands for modernization, expectations for the new governmentwide contracting vehicle are high. For it to succeed, the new vehicle must accommodate agencies and industry partners, promote competition, track outcomes and keep pace with IT innovation that evolves at breakneck speed. Read More Here

  • View from the Top

    This summer, the General Services Administration launched Alliant 2, the latest federal governmentwide acquisition contract. Bill Zielinski, the acting deputy assistant commissioner for IT in GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, recently spoke with FCW about a contract that was developed to foster IT innovation in government. In a wide-ranging interview, Zielinski talks about the contract’s metrics and accountability provisions, how it fits with the president’s management agenda and IT modernization, and the policy implications of federal IT procurement. Read More Here

  • About CenturyLink

    The future of digital government depends on modern IT services

    At CenturyLink, we have an extensive portfolio of IT solutions to help federal agencies improve their operational efficiency, gain greater IT agility, and better manage cybersecurity threats and risk. 

    We operate a tier 1 network with an extensive global reach that means we can provide government agencies with secure, reliable network connections wherever and whenever they’re needed.   We are also a proven provider of connected cybersecurity solutions to the federal government, with the ability to block cyber threats at the network level. Our built-in network security solutions allow us to help protect the nation’s communications networks and thwart cyberattacks before they happen.

    Our dedicated government team is focused on supporting and advising federal agencies.  We help agencies modernize their IT every day and can deliver customized solutions via a number of best-in-class government contract vehicles, including Alliant 2, EIS, and more.

    Let us help you modernize your IT today for a better tomorrow. A better tomorrow starts with the right network from CenturyLink.

    Our dedicated government team is focused on supporting and advising federal agencies.  We help agencies modernize their IT every day and can deliver customized solutions via a number of best-in-class government contract vehicles, including Alliant 2, EIS, and more.

    Let us help you modernize your IT today for a better tomorrow. A better tomorrow starts with the right network from CenturyLink.

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