Agencies eye managed services

Agencies are warming to the idea of buying managed network services, the Federal Technology Service's Sandra Bates said.

"It is getting harder to extract the network from the total package," Bates said Nov. 12 at a panel discussion on networks sponsored by the Industry Advisory Council's Telecommunications Shared Interest Group in Falls Church, Va.

As more vendors offer suites of services and technologies, agencies are beginning to see the benefits of buying network services this way, she said. Several agencies have started looking into managed network services, including the departments of Agriculture, Justice and Treasury, Bates said.

Her staff is designing a new govern-mentwide acquisition vehicle. Dubbed Networx, it will replace FTS 2001 and offer managed services. Networx will have more than 50 core service areas; FTS 2001 had only 29, Bates said.

 

Reader Comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

What is your e-mail address?

My e-mail address is:

Do you have a password?

Forgot your password? Click here
close
SEARCH
 Top 100 Slideshow
contracts DB

Trending

  • Dive into our Contract Award database

    In an exclusive for WT Insider members, we are collecting all of the contract awards we cover into a database that you can sort by contractor, agency, value and other parameters. You can also download it into a spreadsheet. Read More

  • Is SBA MIA on contractor fraud? Nick Wakeman

    Editor Nick Wakeman explores the puzzle of why SBA has been so silent on the latest contractor fraud scandal when it has been so quick to act in other cases. Read More

Webcasts