Ciena Corporation, the network specialist, helps governments transform communications infrastructure in an application-centric world so they can advance their missions with confidence. They provide end-to-end assured networking that is trusted, reliable, and secure to improve cyber resiliency using real-time restoration and automated threat mitigation-enabling governments to rapidly respond to dynamic mission requirements and ensure the right information is delivered to the right place every time. Ciena's assured networking leverages OPn, their ecosystem-based architecture that combines packet-optical platforms with open software control to transform capacity to on-demand capability while reducing network complexity and cost. In addition to deployment in service provider networks globally, Ciena solutions are proven in networks with the U.S. Department of Defense and others within the federal, state, and local government.


GSA Schedule Contracts

GSA Schedule 70

GSA Schedule 70 GSA Schedule No. GS-35F-0119Y Term: December 20, 2011- June 17, 2017

SEWP Contracts


Contract Number: Group A Small: NNG15SC03B Group D Other Than Small: NNG15SC27B Term: May 1, 2015 - April 30, 2020

State & Local Contracts

City of Seattle Contract

Contract #0000003265 Term: June 17, 2017


Contract # CMAS 3-12-70-2247E Term: through September 30, 2017

Fairfax County IT Hardware, Software, & Services

Virginia- Fairfax County CONTRACT EXPIRATION: October 4, 2020 (with 5 option years)

Florida - Palm Beach County

Through April 30, 2019

Ohio State Contract- 534354

Contract # 534354 Term: June 17, 2017

Orange County National IPA Co-Op

Through May 31, 2020 (with 2 option years)


Contract Number: UVA1482501 Contract Term: May 2, 2014– June 17, 2017


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