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Inside the Reporter's Notebook: Shining a light on GSA contract awards; Congress continues battle over E-Gov Fund
News and buzz in the acquisition and IT communities that you may have missed this week.
Tags: Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller , Eric Won , Ernst and Young , IBM , Grant Thornton , contracting , industry , E-Government Fund , ODNI , FCC , cybersecurity , Mary Davie , technology
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.
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.
The Social Security Administration awarded CenturyLink a follow-on deal under the Networx telecommunications contract.
GSA may have to give as many as 20 agencies an extra nine months to transition to the five-year-old telecommunications contract. The agency says 96 percent of all transitions are done or in progress. GSA is developing a strategy for the next generation of telecommunications services.
Agencies are increasingly relying upon Networx contract providers to reduce their Internet connections and strengthen network security.
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AT&T gets the go-ahead to offer Einstein V.1 under Networx
WFED's Jason Miller reports.
This is the first publicly announced award under the GSA Networx program to meet the Trusted Internet Connections initiative. FTC will receive intrusion detection, intrusion prevention and other cybersecurity services under the $5 million deal. GSA and OMB pushing agencies to transition to the telecommunications contract more quickly.