Telecommunications

  • GSA through the years: Photo gallery

    In Federal News Network’s ongoing special report, GSA @ 70: Mission evolved, we explore through interviews, data and photos how the agency’s impact and importance has grown over the last seven decades. This photo gallery highlights how GSA has changed over the last 70 years from basic things like the logo to serving small businesses to technology and telecommunications. 

  • New smartphones? Lots of reasons not to bother

    Smartphones and other “cool” gadgets may have killed off what came before them, but now they are starting to show their age.

  • Insights from one of texting’s innovators

    Terry Hsiao, serial entrepreneur of companies like Hook Mobile and co-developer on projects like the one that helped unify the global texting platform, discusses current and future trends in telecommunications and the best qualities for entrepreneurship.

  • Labor pulls back telecommunications RFP, to rethink strategy after protest

    GAO dismissed Granite’s bid protest of the Labor Department’s solicitation under the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract after the agency said it would take corrective action.

  • Labor facing protest of ‘winner take all’ telecom contract

    Granite Telecommunications filed a complaint with the Government Accountability Office on Aug. 27 about the Labor Department’s EIS task order.

  • EIS deadline extension still on the table, says top GSA acquisition official

    As agencies fret over the 2020 deadline to transition over to the new Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) telecommunications contract, a General Services Administration senior acquisition official says the possibility of granting an extension remains on the table. 

  • Industry fears new telecom contract on path to repeat past transition delays

    Crystal Philcox, GSA’s deputy assistant commissioner for IT Category in the Federal Acquisition Service, said GSA is confident that agencies will have time to transition to EIS and modernize their IT infrastructures at the same time.

  • 3 ways GSA is trying to ease the transition to the new telecom contract

    Now that GSA awarded the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) telecommunications contract, agencies have just over three years to move from the current Networx contract.

  • GSA picks 10 vendors for $50B next-gen telecom contract

    The General Services Administration awarded a spot on the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract to four incumbents and six new telecommunication bidders to increase competition.

  • ‘Always get different people’s perspectives. Ask people’s opinions.’

    This week, Women of Washington sat down with Stacy Schwartz, vice president of Global Public Safety for AT&T. Schwartz discussed how she believes that diversity can bring companies better results and how the communications industry has changed over her career.