Qwest is now the second Networx contract holder to earn GSA ’s Managed Trusted IP Service authority to operate governmentwide and under both Enterprise and Universal contracts.
GSA gives agencies until next August to transition their telecommunications services to the Networx contract.
- By Nick Wakeman
- Sep 13, 2010
The company will provide wavelength services that will connect several Social Security data centers with multiple 100 gigabits/sec solutions.
AT&T will build a managed IP network architecture for the Agriculture Department that will let the agency extend shared services across a new, unified infrastructure.
Award will be used to build a virtual private network and provide managed security services as USDA moves away from older telecom contract.
GSA's tally of statements of work illustrates complexity of moving from FTS2001 to Networx.
Agencies are slow to implement Trusted Internet Connections because of a lack of deadlines and funding.
AT&T has won GSA's blessing to start delivering Managed Trusted IP Services to government agencies.
What are members of Congress threatening to do to agencies that fail to meet the Networx deadlines?
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing May 20 to question agency and industry officials about why the transition to Networx has taken so long.
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform postpones hearing with GSA and other agency officials on why the transition for Networx is going so slowly.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to bring in GSA, agency and industry leaders to address the slow transition to Networx from the FTS 2001 telecommunications contract.