GSA dials up new telecom services director
- By Mark Rockwell
- Dec 13, 2018
The General Services Administration filled a key management position to help lead its $50 billion next-generation telecommunications service contract.
Allen Hill will serve as Director of the Office of Telecommunications Services in its Federal Acquisition Service. Hill's current role is deputy director of IT services in the Department of Education CIO office.
Hill starts his new job on Dec. 23, according to a Dec. 13 internal memo obtained by FCW.
Before working at the Education Department, Hill worked as director of Pacific operations at CACI and as a senior technical advisor with Verizon Business, where he worked with the Defense Information System Agency. Hill is also a 20-year veteran of the Air Force.
The telecom services director position provides strategic guidance to the Federal Acquisition Service at GSA on telecommunications and oversees the $50 billion, next-generation Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions telecommunications contract. Agency deadlines to transition to the EIS contract were recently extended from 2020 to 2023.
The position has been vacant since April.
Mark Rockwell is a senior staff writer at FCW, whose beat focuses on acquisition, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Energy.
Before joining FCW, Rockwell was Washington correspondent for Government Security News, where he covered all aspects of homeland security from IT to detection dogs and border security. Over the last 25 years in Washington as a reporter, editor and correspondent, he has covered an increasingly wide array of high-tech issues for publications like Communications Week, Internet Week, Fiber Optics News, tele.com magazine and Wireless Week.
Rockwell received a Jesse H. Neal Award for his work covering telecommunications issues, and is a graduate of James Madison University.
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