GSA’s Tom Howder’s career started when his agency was stingy with delegations of procurement authority under the Brooks Act.
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.
Smartphones and other “cool” gadgets may have killed off what came before them, but now they are starting to show their age.
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.
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.
Granite Telecommunications filed a complaint with the Government Accountability Office on Aug. 27 about the Labor Department’s EIS task order.
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.
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.
Now that GSA awarded the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) telecommunications contract, agencies have just over three years to move from the current Networx 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.