* AT&T Government Solutions of Vienna won a five-year contract that could exceed $54 million to design, implement and manage an advanced network for the Internal Revenue Service to integrate and standardize communications technology at IRS sites across the United States. The Enterprise Remote Access Project is based on an AT&T virtual private network that will replace legacy hardware and software platforms. It will connect IRS offices, audit sites and auditors working in the field to applications and resources stored in centralized IRS data centers.

* Sun Microsystems, a Santa Clara, Calif., network computing company, created a Global Government Office and named Clark H. Masters as its first executive vice president. Masters also becomes president of Sun Microsystems Federal. The Global Government Office will be run out of Sun's offices in San Diego and Vienna. Masters most recently was executive vice president of Sun's Enterprise Systems Products Group.

* DecisionPath Consulting, a Gaithersburg company that specializes in data warehousing and business intelligence, won a four-year contract worth up to $10 million from the Social Security Administration to design and engineer a work measurement and managerial accounting system. An initial task worth $3.3 million was awarded for designing a data integration system and assessing data warehousing requirements.

Compiled from reports by Washington Post staff writers and PR Newswire.