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Telecommunications News

AT&T says hackers tried to access mobile customer accounts

Telecommunications giant AT&T reported that hackers attempted to break into mobile customers' accounts.

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 08:01am EST

FCC vote may mean $50 billion in economic growth

Sharon Gillett, chief of the FCC's Wireline Competition Bureau, examines what change to Universal Service Fund means for Internet expansion.

Thursday - 11/03/2011, 10:56am EDT

Predictive analytics

Netuitive Vice President Daniel Heimlich joins host John Gilroy to talk about how his company can help you move to the cloud.
November 1, 2011

Wednesday - 11/02/2011, 01:37am EDT

Cobol: Can it help your agency?

Micro Focus' Tod Thompkins, joins host John Gilroy to talk about launching and maintaining complex IT systems, in the age of austerity.
October 25, 2011

Tuesday - 10/25/2011, 07:06pm EDT

GSA's Krumbholz to retire

Karl Krumbholz, the face and force behind the General Services Administration's Networx telecommunications program, will leave government Jan. 1. He spent nearly 10 years at GSA and 26 years in the Navy.

Tuesday - 09/06/2011, 07:09pm EDT

Deadline looms to be reimbursed for Networx orders

Agencies have until Aug. 31 to submit their orders and have GSA pay for the transition from the FTS-2001 contract.

Monday - 08/29/2011, 03:39pm EDT

GSA gives agencies more time to move to Networx

The agency is extending the FTS2001 bridge contract with four vendors for at least another six months. Most of the largest agencies have not fully transitioned to the telecommunications. GSA is readying several other contracts including for HSPD-12 services and strategic sourcing for wireless services.

Friday - 05/20/2011, 07:58am EDT

Towns, Issa bill would set hard Networx deadline

Congressmen introduce legislation requiring agencies to transition to the new telecommunications contract from FTS2001 by May 2010. Towns said the government could lose $500 million because of the delays.

Tuesday - 10/12/2010, 05:19pm EDT

GSA to extend Networx reimbursement deadline

Agencies now have another 12 months to submit their transition plans and have GSA pay for the costs to move to the new telecommunications contract. GSA does an about-face after saying for the past year it would hold agencies to that Aug. 31 deadline. Congressman Towns to introduce legislation to require agencies to transition to Networx by June 2011.

Friday - 09/10/2010, 04:07pm EDT

Agencies moving slowly to TICs

Most mid- and small agencies missed the June 1 deadline to choose the Networx carrier to implement Managed Trusted IP Services. Some say part of the reason for the missed mandate is because GSA and DHS have approved only one MTIPS provider so far. OMB still wants agencies to have all traffic going through a TIC access point by Jan. 31.

Friday - 07/02/2010, 06:39am EDT

GSA, DHS approve first governmentwide cyber provider

AT&T receives an authority to operate its cybersecurity services under the Networx telecommunications contract. Agencies now can purchase these services to meet the Trusted Internet Connections requirements.

Wednesday - 06/02/2010, 06:38pm EDT

GSA opens up possibility of FTS2001 extension

Vendors pessimistic that agencies can transition all services to Networx by June 2011. GSA says it will decide a few months before the contract ends whether to extend the current telecommunications contract.

Thursday - 05/20/2010, 09:40pm EDT

FCC to establish cyber certification program

Commission seeks comments from industry on how the program should work. FCC wants it to be a voluntary program based on market incentives.

Tuesday - 05/11/2010, 06:52am EDT

GSA gives agencies drop-dead date for Networx transition

Agencies now have until Aug. 30 to hire a telecommunications provider. GSA and the carriers still are concerned that they will not have enough time to complete the transition by mid-2011. Interagency Management Council trying to increase the urgency of the need for agencies to move to Networx.

Thursday - 11/19/2009, 06:41am EST

GSA issues RFI for Connections follow-on

Monday - 04/20/2009, 04:48pm EDT

GSA planning makes technology easier during transition

Contracts, architecture helped support almost three times as many people as expected

Wednesday - 04/15/2009, 07:14am EDT

OMB to analyze major agency progress with FDCC

Evans still pushing for more results in final 6 weeks

Friday - 12/05/2008, 06:59am EST

OMB to analyze major agency progress with FDCC

Evans still pushing for more results in final 6 weeks

Friday - 12/05/2008, 06:59am EST
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