IT Modernization

Former DHS officials want to build 5G without Huawei

Nagging concerns about Huawei's cyber threat to emerging 5G infrastructure, prompts former DHS officials to advocate standardized, open-source-based development of wireless gear.

IT Modernization

GSA looks to refine software-defined networking in EIS

The General Services Administration is considering how to make software-defined network offerings more cohesive under its $50 billion telecommunications contract.

IT Modernization

GSA clarifies supply chain rules

The General Services Administration has shifted some of its rules that oversee compliance to telecommunications and video gear acquisitions.

IT Modernization

NSTAC goes big-picture on telecom supply chain security

The advisory committee for telecommunications security approved a final report to DHS on protecting communications infrastructure.

IT Modernization

GSA softens line on looming EIS due date

Think of the September deadline for agencies to award contracts under the General Services Administration's $50-billion telecommunications contract as a "yellow light," said GSA's telecom services director.

IT Modernization

More telecom vendors tipped for EIS authority

Three smaller vendors on the government-wide Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions Contract are likely to be approved to accept task orders in the coming months, according to the latest data from the General Services Administration.

IT Modernization

GSA preps 5G plan

The General Services Administration will issue a white paper on how it will move ahead with 5G wireless services.

IT Modernization

AT&T posts $1 billion DOJ telecom win

The Justice Department intends to leverage the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract to drive modernization.

IT Modernization

EIS delayed by shaky transition contract

The contract to manage the move to the General Services Administration's big telecom vehicle had some big holes and likely contributed to delaying the transition, according to a new watchdog report.

IT Modernization

Railroad agency inks EIS services order

An independent agency that oversees railroad workers' retirement benefits signed a long-term contract for IT and telecom services under EIS.

IT Modernization

Smaller EIS vendors don't want to get lost in the shuffle

Non-incumbent carriers on GSA's new telecommunications contract hope federal agencies are looking to diversify their solicitations.

Digital Government

Senators want answers on expiring NSA surveillance program

A group of senators are asking the National Security Agency for an update on the current status of its controversial bulk telephony metadata collection program.

IT Modernization

Two more telecoms get the EIS go-ahead

GSA granted AT&T and Verizon authorities to operate under the agency's mammoth next-generation telecommunications contract.

IT Modernization

Army preps for high-tech radio upgrade

As part of the service's 10-year network modernization plan, the Army Network Cross Functional Team will begin pushing solutions for its integrated tactical network starting in fiscal 2020 with deliverables beginning in 2021.

IT Modernization

EIS activity shows signs of picking up

With GSA authorizing the first carrier under its $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract to provide service, and with others set to quickly follow, summer could be a busy time for federal telecom contracting.

IT Modernization

Vendors say EIS deadlines should shift because of shutdown

Deadlines for solicitations on the $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions vehicle may need to shift because impacts to buying agencies that were shuttered during the recent lapse in appropriations.

IT Modernization

GSA dials up new telecom services director

The General Services Administration hired an experienced IT official from the Department of Education to fill its vacant telecom services director position.

IT Modernization

GSA extends EIS deadline to 2023

Agencies are getting up to three more years on existing telecom contracts before having to shift to the $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions vehicle.

IT Modernization

EIS extension still a question mark

As big EIS contractors close in on their ATOs, officials could take up the issue of a contract extension after the Thanksgiving break.

IT Modernization

OneNet replacement could come via EIS

An industry analysis suggests the Department of Homeland Security will likely tap the governmentwide telecom vehicle to update its current capability.

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