Telecom

Sunsetting CVR but keeping the collaboration

Commercial Virtual Remote, spun up last year to support pandemic telework, goes away this summer. DISA's Global Directory is the key to ensuring the cloud collaboration continues.

DOD looks to kickstart 5G competition

The Defense Department is looking to expand its 5G exploration to include a new network of technologies with a competitive challenge.

Contested FBI wireless contract goes to AT&T

FBI's $92 million emergency operations wireless service contract goes to AT&T after lengthy protest scuffle.

NOAA looks to modernize with EIS

The weather and science agency sets up future 5G capabilities, critical sensor bandwidth with $311M Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions task order.

State Dept. awards EIS data network contract

The State Department awarded MetTel a task order for data services worth over $700 million.

DHS poised for major EIS commitment

The Department of Homeland Security is getting ready to implement a big part of its plans for the federal government's $50 billion next-generation telecommunications contract.

Bipartisan bill looks to claw back executive power over telecom

World War II-era legislation, meant to counter radio transmissions to the enemy in wartime, now gives the president 'kill-switch' authority over the internet and telecommunications.

Interior awards $482M EIS task order

The Department of the Interior signed another sizeable task order this month for telephone services under the General Services Administration's $50 billion, next-generation telecommunications contract.

HHS signs $2.5B consolidated telecom contract

The sprawling government department tapped Verizon via the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract vehicle to cover telecommunications for all its component agencies.

SDN and the post-COVID office

In the post-pandemic environment, the software-defined network capabilities of the General Services Administration's next-generation telecom contract could be important, said an agency official.

Understanding the DOD's ban on some China-made telecom gear

FCW spoke with Alejandro Sarria and Jason Workmaster, two attorneys specializing in federal contracting to get some clarity on the fast approaching government ban on contracting with companies that use certain telecom equipment and services.

Pentagon issues contract guidance on China tech ban

The Defense Department outlines how it will implement the upcoming government ban on doing business with companies that use certain Chinese telecommunications equipment.

As Huawei ban looms, waivers are an option

Waivers for a looming federal rule prohibiting agencies from signing new contracts with companies that use a list of Chinese-made communications gear are only a temporary fix, says one expert.

FCC makes next move on widely opposed T-band auction

The Federal Communications Commission reluctantly moves ahead with plans to reallocate and auction public-safety spectrum.

GSA taps MetTel for its own EIS contract

The General Services Administration awards data and voice task orders under its $50 billion next generation telecommunications contract.

First end-to-end EIS upgrade completed

The National Labor Relations Board tapped AT&T for what the carrier says is the first completed task order on the federal government's next-generation telecommunications services contract.

GSA details Networx sunset

The General Services Administration posted a plan to limit use of legacy telecommunications contracts to help agencies move to EIS.