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Networx in home stretch, but another extension is possible

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.

Tags: technology , Frank Tiler , GSA , Telecommunications , Cybersecurity , Trusted Internet Connections Initiaitive , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 05:28am EST

Networx contractors strengthening cybersecurity with new standards

Agencies are increasingly relying upon Networx contract providers to reduce their Internet connections and strengthen network security.

Tags: technology , Cybersecurity , Jeff Mohan , Sean McCalley , GSA , AT&T

Friday - 02/03/2012, 10:52am EST

What will your agency's communications networks look like in five years?

What will your agency's communications networks look like in five years? Now is the time to decide. In the coming months, federal agencies will be making the move from FTS2001 to the Networx Program. Will your agency transition to Networx with a like-for-like approach…or will it seize the opportunity and transform its networks to 21st century capabilities? Hughes offers agencies a cost-effective migration path to the future network today-- with resilient, path-diverse satellite solutions that are critical for emergency preparedness and COOP planning; ensuring broadband connectivity everywhere, even in remote locations; enabling secure, managed networks; and much more.

Tags: technology , Satcom Report , Hughes , communication , COOP , Connectivity , networks

Friday - 02/26/2010, 04:05pm EST

DHS to test Einstein version 3

AT&T gets the go-ahead to offer Einstein V.1 under Networx

Tags: Jeff Mohan Cybersecurity , L3 , Sprint , Qwest , Verizon , AT&T , GSA , OMB , DHS , Michael Chertoff , technology , Telecommunications , JM

Friday - 12/19/2008, 07:43pm EST

GSA fast-tracks Connections 2 contract

WFED's Jason Miller reports.

Tags: contracting , GSA , Connections 2 , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/10/2010, 05:12pm EST

FTC hires AT&T to secure Internet gateway

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.

Tags: technology , contracting , FTC , OMB , GSA , Energy , Transportation , Jeff Mohan , AT&T , Verizon , Sprint , Qwest , Telecommunications , Cybersecurity , TIC , Cloud computing

Thursday - 02/11/2010, 01:52pm EST

Networx delays due to inattention, mulitple awards contracts complications

Former commissioner of GSA's Federal Technology Service says problems can be fixed if focus changes.

Tags: contracting , management , GSA , Martha Johnson , Bob Woods , Topside Consulting , Dorothy Ramienski

Friday - 06/05/2009, 04:45pm EDT

Senators want answers about Networx delays

Sens. Lieberman and Collins ask for specific actions seven large agencies are taking to transition to the new telecommunications contract. This is the second letter about the GSA contract since December.

Tags: technology , contracting , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , GSA , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , OMB , Telecommunications

Thursday - 03/25/2010, 07:09am EDT

GSA wants Networx to move into high gear

Agency offering to help others transition to new telecommunications contract in any way possible. Only 28 percent of all agency services have moved to Networx so far.

Tags: contracting , technology , Karl Krumbholz , GSA , Energy , DoT , DOL , State , USDA , SSA , Treasury , IAC , AT&T , Verizon , Qwest , Connections , Telecommunications , Cybersecurity , TIC

Tuesday - 09/29/2009, 06:31am EDT

OMB wants updated TIC plans by Sept. 25

Agencies must tell DHS, OMB how they will meet reduce the number of Internet connections they run. Some departments also have to estimate cost to meet TIC through Networx contract by Sept. 30.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , OMB , GSA , DHS , Cybersecurity , Trusted Internet connection , Einstein

Monday - 09/21/2009, 03:57pm EDT
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