• 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.

    June 15, 2010
  • Bill would put DHS in charge of all civilian networks

    June 10, 2010
  • 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.

    June 04, 2010
  • 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.

    June 02, 2010
  • 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.

    May 20, 2010
  • 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…

    April 07, 2009
  • A second award under the Networx contract has been withdrawn because of protest.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…

    January 21, 2009