Telecommunications


Qwest bid protest dismissed, but GAO says it might have merit

The Government Accountability Office issued a decision in a bid protest by Qwest filed against an award by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services under the Networx contract.

XO chief resigns; search committee will find successor

Carl Grivner has resigned as chief executive officer, president and director of XO Holdings Inc., effective April 8.

Level 3 pays $3B to acquire Global Crossing

Level 3 Communications Inc. is acquiring Global Crossing Ltd. in a tax-free, stock-for-stock transaction for approximately $3 billion, including the assumption of approximately $1.1 billion of debt.

Harris finally wraps up Global Connectivity acquisition

After first announcing the planned acquisition in November 2010, Harris Corp. has wrapped up its purchase of Global Connectivity Services from Schlumberger Information Solutions for $397.5 million in cash.

5 technologies changing our world

Government operations will be transformed by cutting-edge technologies such as tablets, mobile devices and even 3-D. Is your company ready?

Qwest, CenturyLink finalize merger, become fourth largest carrier

Qwest Communications and CenturyLink complete their merger and the government unit, which holds the Networx contract, will continue to operate as Qwest for the next several months.

Qwest scores $100M DOD Networx deal

An task order in excess of $100 million will make Qwest the Defense Department's sole Internet service provider.

2010, the year of the big comeback for IT M&As

Merger and acquisition activity in the IT and communications sector made a strong recovery in 2010, with more than 1,900 M&A deals, a new IDC survey finds.

SAIC to pursue bolder acquisition strategy, sell off a portion of its business

As contractors make moves to realign businesses with growing sectors, SAIC is selling off oil and gas IT service units and buoying its acquisition strategy.

SAIC increases NASA portfolio with $1.3B NICS win

Company grabs a piece of space agency's Information Technology Infrastructure Integration Program.

GCN LAB IMPRESSIONS

D.C.'s 'worst' cell phone ranking smells like hot air

A J.D. Power survey ranked the Washington-Baltimore region last among 27 metro areas in cell phone service. But what did the survey really measure?

COMMENTARY

5 critical cloud questions customers need answered

Vendors need to be ready to answer questions about cost, security and applications when their customers look to the cloud computing, writes DLT Solutions CIO Van Ristau.

Small-biz trio to vie for $495M in DOD task orders

Three D.C.-area small-business IT contractors will vie for task order work under a Defense Department contract that has a maximum value of $495 million.

Northrop team builds $1.1B DHS classified communications system

Northrop Grumman Corp. is leading a team that captured a seven-year task order for a classified DHS network.

Navy's strategy for the $50B NGEN program is too risky, auditors say

A new report calls for the Navy to stop funding its next-generation networking program until it reviews alternative acquisition strategies.

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