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Agencies, vendors influence next generation telecom contract

The General Services Administration spent almost two years listening to departments and contractors to improve how the Network Services 2020 program should work. The result is a draft Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions RFP that GSA released Feb. 28.

Tags: Acquisition , contracting , Industry , GSA , Telecommunications , Fred Haines , Mary Davie , Network Services 2020 , Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/05/2015, 03:59am EST
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GSA telecom tales from a ‘not-for-attribution' conference

The General Services Administration extended the Networx contract for three years and released the draft request for proposals for the first major piece of the Network Services 2020 vehicle Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) on Feb. 28.

Tags: Technology , telecommunication , NS2020 , GSA , Industry , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 03/02/2015, 04:36am EST

A second bite at the Networx apple?

GSA has made it clear the follow-on to Networx, called Network Services 2020, will live up to its name with most agencies not completely migrating to the new contract for another five years.

Tags: Technology , Industry , contracting , Telecommunications , GSA , Bill Lewis , NS2020 , CenturyLink , AT&T , Jeff Mohan , Lisa Crawford Bruch , USDA , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 01/19/2015, 02:40pm EST

Competition, ease of use is GSA's focus for next generation telecom contract

The General Services Administration received responses Thursday from vendors on how to shape the first major acquisition under the Network Services 2020 program. Officials say they are heeding the mistakes and missteps of the Networx contract. GSA expects to issue a RFP in November and make the first awards in May 2015.

Tags: Technology , contracting , Acquisition , Industry , GSA , Kevin Gallo , Fred Haines , Tony Bardo , Hughes Network Systems , Network Services 2020 , Telecommunications , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/23/2014, 03:15am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The strategy under development for the Network Services 2020 telecommunications contract is focused on expanding the number of vendors offering services. During the creation of the current contract, called Networx, the General Services Administration inadvertently limited competition to five large carriers. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joins the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp to discuss how GSA is trying to learn from its mistakes of the past as it develops the new NS2020 strategy.

Tags: Jason Miller , Federal Drive , GSA , Network Services 2020

Friday - 05/23/2014, 10:06am EDT
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Transition to Networx telecom contract cost $395M more than planned

The Government Accountability Office found in a new report that the 33-month delay in moving to GSA's Networx contract from FTS2001 caused agencies to spend more money and miss out on potential savings.

Tags: Acquisition , contracting , Industry , GSA , GAO , Telecommunications , NS2020 , Tom Carper , Tom Coburn , Senate Homeland Security and , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 01/07/2014, 12:50pm EST

DHS gears up to unleash Einstein 3 to better secure federal networks

Brendan Goode, the director of network security deployment in the National Protection and Programs Directorate in DHS, said 15 out of the initial 23 agencies expected to implement Einstein 3 have signed memorandums of agreements with the department. E3A will use both unclassified and classified indicators to understand risks and vulnerabilities of federal networks.

Tags: Technology , Cybersecurity , Brendan Goode , DHS , Einstein , MTIPS , ISPs , Jason Miller

Monday - 07/22/2013, 12:25pm EDT
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Agencies preparing for next evolution in telecom services

The General Services Administration is preparing the Network Services 2020 program that would move the government to a standardized telecommunications network infrastructure. Other agencies, such as VA and ATF, are building on their experiences with the cloud to create an agile network infrastructure.

Tags: Technology , network services , GSA , Frank Tiller , Rick Holgate , ATF , Dave Cheplick , VA , NS2020 , Federal IT and Networks Summit , MobileGov , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/21/2013, 05:58am EDT
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SSA to upgrade data network under $233M deal

The Social Security Administration awarded CenturyLink a follow-on deal under the Networx telecommunications contract.

Tags: Acquisition , contracting , Industry , SSA , CenturyLink , Telecommunications , Keith BieryGolick

Friday - 06/15/2012, 04:19pm EDT
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