There’s One Less Option for Agencies Now on GSA’s Next-Gen Telecom Contract

With last year’s acquisition of Level 3 by CenturyLink, the companies’ offerings on the Enterprise Infrastructure Services contract have been consolidated.

Agencies Should Rethink Their Communications in an Era of Leaks

Both government organizations and political campaigns must rethink how they communicate, as channels once thought to be secure are not.

FirstNet to Offer Emergency Drop Kits Creating a ‘Connected Bubble’ to First Responders

AT&T’s team is also working with states to get a liaison in every emergency operations center.

GSA Official: Next-Gen Telecom Contract Is An Opportunity For Transformation

Agencies should think of the move to the Enterprise Infrastructure Services contract as more than a transition.

Huawei Pushes Back Again on FCC Proposal That Would Hurt Its Business

FCC officials say the Chinese telecom poses a national security threat to U.S. networks.

How Using Open Wi-Fi Could Get Safer

A standard called Enhanced Open aims to make using free networks more secure than it is now.

Schumer, Rubio Seek to Reverse Trump Reversal on ZTE Ban

Trump wants to help ZTE as part of a U.S.-China trade deal, but lawmakers say the company’s a national security risk.

FCC Bans Surprise Phone Charges

The agency is also cracking down on surprise network switching.

Huawei Slams FCC Efforts to Bar It From Federal Communications Program

Government officials say the Chinese telecom poses a hacking threat to national security.

ZTE Kerfuffle Shows Cybersecurity Doesn’t Operate in a Vacuum

Lawmakers have decried the president’s efforts to reverse a ban on a Chinese telecom, citing security fears, but there’s a lot more at stake.

FBI Considering One $5 Billion Contract For All IT Supplies, Services

A request for information sheds light on the FBI’s upcoming IT Supplies and Support Services contract, including the bureau’s preference to include all such services in a single contract.

AT&T Won Secret $3.3 Billion NSA Contract Despite More Expensive Bid

Legal documents shed light on one of NSA's most important tech contracts.

$17.5 Billion Defense IT Contract Award Survives Four Protests

DISA’s ENCORE III contract is now open and ready for use after the Government Accountability Office dismissed several protests.

Congress Mulls a CIO's Authority, Future of Homeland Security and Data Breaches

And one caucus is concerned about climate change data vanishing form federal websites.

5G Could Be Coming To A City Near You

2018 could be the year of lightning-fast internet—depending on where you live.

Watchdog: GSA Assuming ‘Unnecessary’ Risk in Telecom Transition

The Federal Acquisition Service has doled out $9 million to agencies supporting the EIS rollout without receiving the required interagency agreements.

How It Became Normal to Ignore Texts and Emails

Digital messages mimic the speed of real conversation, but often what people like best is the ability to put them off.

Trump Signs Executive Order to ‘Streamline’ Rural Broadband

The order offers no funding for broadband projects but aims instead to reduce bureaucratic barriers for industry.

IT Modernization and the Benefits of Cloud Collaboration Systems

Efforts to updates systems will also transform how employees will work.