Networx: A look at its origins

The government has undertaken three major telecom transitions, columnist Bob Woods writes, and there are important lessons to be learned from each of them.

Assessing Networx at midlife: Are we there yet?

The transition to the Networx contract, which GSA awarded in 2007, has turned out to be an arduous process marked by slow progress and uncertainty. Will the government finish before the next contract is awarded?

Mis-measuring Networx progress

Some say the General Services Administration has the wrong number when it comes to assessing agencies’ speed in moving to the Networx telecom program.

What comes after Networx?

The next federal telecom contract will focus on mobility, cloud and flexibility.

Emerging tech will power future of government IT in lean times

Cloud and mobility are becoming increasingly important in helping government CIOs meet mission needs, GSA technology leader says.

Government, industry see Networx spending differently, survey finds

The two sides have polar opposite views of Networx, and one side's hopes may be in vain.

Rethinking government's biggest IT ideas

Four landmark programs that sought to remake big swaths of government IT face the test of time.

Next GSA networks chief will step into new telecom world

As Karl Krumbholz retires, the government is being hit by multiple forces that are shaping the transition to the future. His successor will have new frontiers to tame.

GSA's Karl Krumbholz announces retirement

In a blog post, he said GSA officials put him on a temporary assignment until the end of the year, and for now, Frank Tiller will manage the day-to-day responsibilities of the agency's networks services program.

Not on Networx yet? Prepare to pay.

Time is almost up for agencies to get GSA reimbursement for Networx transitions.

Krumbholz writes Networx blog

GSA's Karl Krumbholz joins the ranks of federal bloggers with a blog dedicated to news about network services.

GSA plans employee teleconference program

AT&T has been awarded an estimated $18 million task order to develop and manage GSA's new virtual meeting places.

Why the Networx transition is a security imperative

The cyber threat has evolved radically since FTS 2001 established the basic framework for telecommunications services across the government, writes David Hughes, managing partner and co-founder of TurningPoint Global Solutions.

Networx gets nasty on Capitol Hill

What are members of Congress threatening to do to agencies that fail to meet the Networx deadlines?

Part 3: Data is key to transition to Networx and beyond

Data collection is at the heart of GSA's efforts to move from FTS 2001 to Networx as well as laying the foundation for future transitions, says Karl Krumbholz.

Verizon lab to demo the greener side of telecom

Verizon Business opens a lab to show feds how optical local-area networks can help make buildings greener by reducing the energy needs of their networks.