Telecommunications

  • OMB to analyze major agency progress with FDCC

    Evans still pushing for more results in final 6 weeks

  • OMB to analyze major agency progress with FDCC

    Evans still pushing for more results in final 6 weeks

  • GSA planning makes technology easier during transition

    Contracts, architecture helped support almost three times as many people as expected

  • GSA issues RFI for Connections follow-on

    By Jason Miller Executive Editor FederalNewsRadio With the Networx and Alliant contracts in place, the General Services Administration is turning its attention its next big procurement. GSA on April 15 issued a request for information…

  • GSA gives agencies drop-dead date for Networx transition

    Agencies now have until Aug. 30 to hire a telecommunications provider. GSA and the carriers still are concerned that they will not have enough time to complete the transition by mid-2011. Interagency Management Council trying to increase the urgency of the need for agencies to move to Networx.

  • FCC to establish cyber certification program

    Commission seeks comments from industry on how the program should work. FCC wants it to be a voluntary program based on market incentives.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.