FedTracker

Blog archive

Fred Schobert plans retirement

Fred Schobert, one of the architects of the General Services Administration's Networx contract, is planning to retire from the agency later this month.

In an e-mail message sent to colleagues and contractors, Schobert said the Networx contract was a significant accomplishment.

"It seems to me only yesterday that we were working on an acquisition strategy that would allow us to successfully engage commercial industry in a competitive acquisition that would result in award of two of the most comprehensive telecommunications contracts ever, Networx Universal and Networx Enterprise," he wrote. " It seems even more incredible that we pulled this off with awards on time to a very demanding schedule, no industry protests, and prices below projections. This required a superior team of program managers, technical leaders, contract officers, financial experts, and other professionals."

Schobert, whose formal titile is director of the Office of Infrastructure Optimization in the Integrated Technology Services section of GSA's Federal Acquisition Service, plans to retire June 20. He said he is considering his options for private sector work, but has not made a final decision where to go.

Posted by Michael Hardy on Jun 01, 2009 at 12:12 PM


Featured

  • Cybersecurity
    Shutterstock photo id 669226093 By Gorodenkoff

    The disinformation game

    The federal government is poised to bring new tools and strategies to bear in the fight against foreign-backed online disinformation campaigns, but how and when they choose to act could have ramifications on the U.S. political ecosystem.

  • FCW PERSPECTIVES
    sensor network (agsandrew/Shutterstock.com)

    Are agencies really ready for EIS?

    The telecom contract has the potential to reinvent IT infrastructure, but finding the bandwidth to take full advantage could prove difficult.

  • People
    Dave Powner, GAO

    Dave Powner audits the state of federal IT

    The GAO director of information technology issues is leaving government after 16 years. On his way out the door, Dave Powner details how far govtech has come in the past two decades and flags the most critical issues he sees facing federal IT leaders.

Stay Connected

FCW Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.