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GSA details Networx sunset

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

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What agencies want from EIS

A case study shows agencies have made $7.4 billion in orders, seeking a mix of old and new technologies via the governmentwide Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions telecommunications contract.

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A new prescription for the EIS transition

The spirit of the EIS program is modernization, but it seems pressure to meet established timelines may be working counter to that goal.

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Exit Interview: Bill Zielinski

The General Services Administration can’t be shy about getting up close with its federal customers about technology, as the EIS telecom transformation and other efforts move ahead, Zielinski told FCW in an interview.

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Lawmakers want more complete phone encryption on Capitol Hill

Privacy hawk Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) is leading the charge to make sure phone traffic between House and Senate offices is encrypted.

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U.S squeezes Huawei on chip design

An export rules change will limit the Chinese telecommunications company's ability to use U.S. gear and software to make semiconductors abroad.

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MetTel nabs $253M EIS task order

The Social Security Administration has awarded a telecommunications task order to one three small business vendors on the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract.

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How GSA does oversight on EIS

With a March deadline looming, GSA is checking on how agencies are moving ahead with their telecom transition plans.

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CenturyLink wins $1.6 billion telecom task order from Interior

After a protest from rival Verizon failed, CenturyLink emerged as the winner of the Interior Department's telecom modernization task order under the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract.

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Lawmakers urge Treasury, USDA to push on EIS

In a flurry of letters from Capitol Hill before Christmas, the Agriculture and Treasury Departments got advice on leveraging Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions for modernization.

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Vendors offer EIS advice

Dozens of agencies are prepping solicitations to leverage the $50 billion governmentwide telecom contract Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions ahead of a coming deadline. Here's what some vendors had to say about designing task orders to fit agency needs.

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Will DOD's bases have infrastructure for new tech?

DOD materiel readiness leaders battle with getting military construction funding for tech infrastructure, which could mean slower adaptation and modernization.

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FCC bans use of federal funds in purchases of Chinese telecom

The Federal Communications Commission's approved a new rule preventing U.S. telecommunications service providers from using a key federal subsidy to by Huawei and ZTE network gear, including 5G technology.

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Key EIS transition deadline looms

Agencies are entering a critical time for telecom transitions as March deadline to limit activity on an expiring contract vehicle approaches.

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Local government key to 5G for feds

As advanced 5G wireless services spread out from large metro areas in the coming years, telecom carriers advise federal agencies with far-flung locations to work with local governments to get connected.

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Rip and repay?

The federal government is pushing U.S. telecoms to take out gear from Huawei and other Chinese companies that may threaten their networks, but who is going to pay for the work?

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SBA inks EIS contract

The Small Business Administration joined a few other agencies with a big early autumn telecommunications contract.

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$341M telecom task order key to IRS modernization

The IRS plans to support modernization of customer-facing operations via its Enterprise Infrastructure Services buy.

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Two more big agencies issue EIS task orders

The Social Security Administration and the Internal Revenue Service both signed off on EIS contracts last month.

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5G emerges with some asterisks

Agencies and suppliers working to address emerging issues for the next-generation wireless technology.

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