The General Services Administration and Homeland Security Department have approved the first government-wide provider of cybersecurity services under the Networx telecommunications contract. AT&T has received authority to operate its Managed Trusted IP Services (or MTIPS) program, a move that took almost a year to approve. Qwest, Sprint and Verizon also received awards to be MTIPS providers, but have not received the authority to operate on a governmentwide basis.
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WFED\'s Jason Miller reports.
Gen. Keith Alexander calls for the Cyber Command to have real time understanding of what\'s going on in their computer networks. He also calls for a common operational picture as a part of improving situational awareness. Alexander also says DoD is putting a lot of effort and focus on ensuring privacy and civil liberties laws and regulations are followed.
AT&T receives an authority to operate its cybersecurity services under the Networx telecommunications contract. Agencies now can purchase these services to meet the Trusted Internet Connections requirements.
Vendors pessimistic that agencies can transition all services to Networx by June 2011. GSA says it will decide a few months before the contract ends whether to extend the current telecommunications contract.
By Jason Miller Executive Editor FederalNewsRadio The General Services Administration added Sprint to the growing number of vendors offering secure Internet gateway services through the Networx telecommunications contract. Sprint, joins AT&T and Qwest, to offer…
A second award under the Networx contract has been withdrawn because of protest. The State Department awarded a contract to AT&T, but Qwest protested the award to the Government Accountability Office. A State spokesman says…