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Agencies fan out en masse to help recovery efforts

FEMA pre-positioned people and equipment along the East Coast before Hurricane Sandy arrived. The FCC, which is monitoring communications networks, said about 25 percent of all cell sites were down.

Tags: management , FEMA , FCC , Craig Fugate , David Turetsky , Hurricane Sandy , Telecommunications , disaster relief , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 10/30/2012, 08:32pm 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 , Networx , Telecommunications , Keith BieryGolick

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

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 , Networx , Telecommunications , Cybersecurity , Trusted Internet Connections Initiaitive , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 05:28am EST
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Justice IG finds IWN program provides little value

The latest report on the 10-year effort to build a nationwide interoperable communications system shows law enforcement agents are still using 15-year-old radios. DoJ's Integrated Wireless Network program has been a victim of budget shortfalls and poor governance.

Tags: Technology , acquisition , management , DoJ , Integrated Wireless Network , Telecommunications , General Dynamics , Congress , Oversight , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/20/2012, 04:01pm EST

USPS awards $168M communications contract to Verizon

Verizon will design and manage a private Internet protocol network for the Postal Service under a new six-year agreement. The New York-based telecom has provided IT services for the agency for two decades.

Tags: USPS , acquisition , IT , Technology , contracting , Aquilent , Telecommunications , Verizon , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 01/10/2012, 02:49pm 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.

Tags: Sharon Gillette , FCC , Internet , Federal Drive , Universal Service Fund , mobile , Telecommunications

Thursday - 11/03/2011, 10:56am EDT
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GSA awards 21 vendors a spot on $5B Connections II contract

The IDIQ contract will let agencies order a variety of telecommunications support services.

Tags: industry , contracting , Technology , GSA , Connections II , Telecommunications , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/26/2011, 07:44pm EDT

Sound off for first responders

The FCC makes way for the future of interoperability.

Tags: Technology , TANDBERG Interoperability Center , Telecommunications , Air Force , FCC

Friday - 01/29/2010, 04:46pm 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 , Networx , JM

Friday - 12/19/2008, 07:43pm 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 , Networx , Telecommunications , Cybersecurity , TIC , cloud computing

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