The Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) manages 324,000 prime contracts, valued at more than $1 trillion. In support of its mission and approximately 10,000 users, DCMA has created the Information Technology Customer Service Organization (ITCSO) which is responsible for all development and maintenance of all IT related plans, programs, policies and procedures within the agency. On this project, NES provides ITCSO expertise and service in telecommunications and network architecture, WAN/LAN/VTC design, implementation and maintenance, project management/team leadership, and infrastructure cabling and wiring. Additionally, NES supports DCMA’s video teleconferencing network consisting of approximately 200 Tandberg VTC endpoints and Tandberg infrastructure equipment which includes Multipoint Conference Units, Gatekeepers, Gateways, and FW Traversal technology. As a part of NES’ ongoing effort to return value to our customers, we recommended to DCMA that they consider using Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) technology for their WAN. We developed a business case that demonstrated a 40% reduction in long-haul circuit cost through the use of MPLS, which would pay back the initial investment in less than 12 months. With DCMA concurrence, NES briefed the GIG Waiver Board and received the first approval to pilot MPLS technology in the DoD.