• Most mid- and small agencies missed the June 1 deadline to choose the Networx carrier to implement Managed Trusted IP Services. Some say part of the reason for the missed mandate is because GSA and DHS have approved only one MTIPS provider so far. OMB still wants agencies to have all traffic going through a TIC access point by Jan. 31.

    July 02, 2010
  • 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
  • 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
  • Some ex-employees turn to cybercrime

    April 08, 2010
  • By Dorothy Ramienski Internet Editor FederalNewsRadio The General Services Administration awarded an additional Internet security contract modification today to Verizon Business Services. Verizon got the award as a contract modification on GSA’s Networx Universal telecommunications…

    June 16, 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  • A second award under the Networx contract has been withdrawn because of protest.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
  • The Labor Department awarded Verizon to provide wide area network services under the Networx telecommunications contract. The agency confirmed that the nine-year contract would be worth $63 million. Verizon also provided Labor services under the…

    November 07, 2008
  • The Defense Department has chosen Verizon to provide both voice and data services under the Networx telecommunications contract. DoD ran two separate competitions that were worth a combined $1.1 billion and Verizon won both, the…

    October 30, 2008