Networx

  • 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.

  • Congressman Towns: Networx ‘good deal’ wasted

    Chairman says government buying power should be saving taxpayers money; instead, dollars are wasted because of implementation delays.

  • 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.

  • Networx: Benefits will be evident when agencies move

    Susan Zeleniak of Verizon Federal explains that Networx will benefit all agencies and vastly improve the way things work — once agencies make the move, that is.

  • AT&T first under Networx to get cybersecurity approval

    WFED’s Jason Miller reports.

  • AT&T Approved Under Networxx

    The General Services Administration and Homeland Security Department have approved the first government-wide provider of cybersecurity services under the Networx telecommunications contract.

    AT&T has received authority to operate its Managed Trusted IP Services (or MTIPS) program, a move that took almost a year to approve.

    Qwest, Sprint and Verizon also received awards to be MTIPS providers, but have not received the authority to operate on a governmentwide basis.

  • Agencies still challenged by transition to Networx

    Learn more in today’s cybersecurity update.

  • 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.

  • Discussions about Networx and important news

    Hear some of the Best of In Depth.

  • 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.