Mary Davie: GSA’s Networx Vehicle Sees Increased Purchasing Activity, Saves Agencies $332M

The General Services Administration has been analyzing federal agencies’ network services purchases through its Networx telecommunications acquisition vehicle, said Mary Davie, assistant commissioner of the Office of Integrated Technology Services at GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service. With 136 agencies using Networx to buy network and telecom services, the GSA is able to determine current trends in …

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Rob Bectel: Energy Dept Wants ‘BYOD’ Environment

The Energy Department is working to secure its research data hub in a private cloud computing platform, GCN reported Monday. Rutrell Yasin writes the agency intends to use the hub to provide information to its workforce and researchers within and outside its headquarters. Rob Bectel, chief technology officer and senior policy advisor with …

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DoD Sends Transport Dock Ship to the Arabian Gulf

The Defense Department has moved to protect civilians in Iraq amid a growing crisis in the country by sending the amphibious transport dock ship the USS Mesa Verde to the Arabian Gulf, American Forces Press Service reported Monday. Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby has confirmed that Defense …

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