Sprint Builds on Legacy of Support for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; Teams with A&T Systems to Deliver Next-Generation Wireless Services
Streamlined and Centralized Contract Vehicle enhances choice and support for VA medical centers, clinics, and program offices nationwide
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), May 13, 2013 - Sprint (NYSE: S), a leader in federal and health care wireless solutions, in affiliation with A&T Systems, today announced it has received a National Mobile Devices and Services contract award from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The contract calls for the VA to use a wide range of Sprint smartphones, push-to-talk phones, feature phones, tablets, mobile hotspots and cards, M2M solutions, and associated services.
The contract provides a streamlined and centralized vehicle for acquisition and management of all handsets and services, per federal government digital strategy requirements. The contract vehicle provides a single source for ordering, reporting, invoicing, and asset management supported by a group of vendors that includes small disadvantaged (SDB), woman-owned (WOSB), veteran owned (VOSB), and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSB).
“Sprint has a proud legacy of more than 20 years supporting the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs,” said Sharon Montgomery, Sprint vice president-Federal and Public Sector. “We are especially pleased to team with A&T Systems to increase our support of the VA by harnessing the power and product portfolios of small disadvantaged, woman-owned, veteran owned, and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses.”
Sprint is a recipient of the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award – the highest recognition given by the U.S. government to employers for support of their employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve.
Sprint has also been recognized for eight years as a “Top 50 Military-Friendly Employer” by G.I. Jobs magazine and named by CivilianJobs.com as one of the 2009, 2010 and 2011 and 2012 Most Valuable Employers for Military. Additionally, Sprint was named one of the Top-10 Most Veteran-Friendly Corporate Supplier diversity programs by Vetrepreneur.
Sprint offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the reach of global networking and freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint served more than 55 million customers at the end of the first quarter of 2013 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint No. 1 among all national carriers in customer satisfaction and most improved, across all 47 industries, during the last four years. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 3 in both its 2011 and 2012 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
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