The move is one of the first concrete signs that the oversight weaknesses revealed during the flawed rollout of HealthCare.gov are being remedied by legislation.
GSA's Mary Davie said the agency is looking for contractors beyond traditional telecommunications providers.
Federal agencies reported a 15 percent increase in information security incidents last year over 2013.
Former Acting DIA Director David Shedd said an IC-wide IT platform faces bureaucratic resistance, the same day that DNI James Clapper said the platform was key to promoting intelligence integration.
NS2020 is aimed at making GSA the strategic sourcing center for network-based and network-enabled services.
The first award went to Knowledge Consulting Group, which will implement tools and services from three vendors.
Lt. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins, who earned a reputation as a cost-cutter, says leveraging more efficient IT has been key.
News and notes from around the federal IT community.
General Services Administration makes self-imposed deadline for the successor to Networx -- albeit barely.
It has been more than two years since Lockheed Martin nabbed a $4.6 billion contract to manage DOD's global data network.
IG finds "potential criminal activity," but the investigation is on hold pending settlement of a dispute with a vendor over software licensing rights.
David Bowen, the Defense Health Agency's director of health IT, has a seriously complex to-do list.