Analysis: Why the Networx deadline was extended

Monday - 9/13/2010, 7:47pm EDT

Edward Morche, Senior Vice President, Level 3 Federal Markets

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Federal News Radio told you last week that the General Services Administration has decided to extend the deadline for the multi-billion dollar Networx telecommunications contract.

Agencies now have another 12 months to submit their transition plans. Agencies have been working to transition to the Networx contract from the FTS 2001 contract for more than three years.

Edward Morche is the Senior Vice President of Level 3 Federal Markets. He tells the DorobekINSIDER the reimbursement deadline is really a way for GSA to pay back the agencies for the extra work they incur by transitioning from one contract to another.