World Wide Technology Wins Contract to Modernize U.S. Army Network and Communications System
Enterprise agreement will improve and enable network, security, and collaboration capabilities
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 11, 2021—World Wide Technology (WWT), a market-leading $13.4 billion technology solutions provider, announced today it has won a comprehensive Enterprise Agreement (EA) to support the modernization of U.S. Army network and communications systems. Known as the Global Enterprise Modernization Software and Services (GEMSS) program, the agreement will support the Army’s transition to modern and secure networking, communications, and remote work capabilities.
GEMSS adds software and support on top of a 2019 EA covering voice, video, and security. The combination of modernized hardware, training, and hands-on support provides a one-stop shop for modernizing Army networks.
“GEMSS makes Army network modernization easier,” said Bryan Thomas, Senior Vice President for Public Sector at WWT. “With GEMSS, the Army is taking a proactive approach to ensuring it employs the most up-to-date communications and security capabilities as it transitions to a more modern environment.”
Under the Army GEMSS program, the department has access to Cisco security, collaboration, and networking software, as well as to Cisco training, and support, using an innovative contracting model that ensures predictable, affordable pricing. WWT will provide Cisco’s Digital Network Architecture (DNA) software, a suite of Cisco security tools, and a combination of advanced support, services, and training. GEMSS expands the Army’s access to Cisco support and technical services, including unlimited DNA Advantage subscriptions for Army-owned Cisco assets, as well as implementation, delivery, and management services including High Touch Technical Services (HTTS), High Touch Operations Management (HTOM).
“WWT is proud to team up with Cisco to bring the Army a more secure, robust, and effective set of networking, security, and collaboration tools,” Thomas said. “Together, we will help the Army implement modern voice and video solutions that will enable and support robust and secure remote work.”
For more information on the Army GEMSS program, along with the products and services included under the vehicle, please visit the following WWT resources:
- Army Digital Modernization Community Page
- GEMSS Program Overview for Army
- GEMSS Quick Reference Guide for Army
- JELA to GEMSS Modernization Path for Army
About World Wide Technology
World Wide Technology (WWT) is a technology solution provider with $13 billion in annual revenue that provides digital strategy, innovative technology and supply chain solutions to large public and private organizations around the globe. WWT is making a new future happen for its customers by providing innovation labs, consulting services, technology integration, and AI solutions. Headquartered in St. Louis, WWT employs more than 7,000 people and operates approximately 4 million square feet of warehousing and integration space in more than 20 facilities throughout the world.