The interim rule implementing Section 889 of the 2019 NDAA takes effect Aug. 13 requiring agencies to add a provision to all new task orders and solicitation prohibiting vendors from using certain Chinese telecommunications products.
The General Services Administration says it’s creating more visibility into the transition to the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) program through meetings with deputy secretaries, letters to agency CIOs and agency transition managers and briefings with smaller agencies.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations completed a year-long investigation into federal oversight of three Chinese telecommunications companies.
Gowen was the senior vice president and general manager of MetTel’s federal practice. The public sector sector also said goodbye to Timothy Shaughnessy as he retired on May 29 from the IRS after 33 years of federal service.
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.