Tag Archives: telecommunications

GSA’s Allen Hill: Agencies Must Accelerate EIS Task Order Awards Before Transition Deadline

General Services

Allen Hill, acting deputy assistant commissioner for category management at the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Office of Information Technology Category, has said that agencies must expedite their respective Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) transition efforts. Thirty percent of federal agencies have finished issuing EIS task orders as of Sept. 30th, according to the report.

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GAO Issues Report on 5G Implementation Policy Options

5G Implementation

A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report has found that stakeholders must address 5G network infrastructure implementation risks in areas such as spectrum availability, privacy, cybersecurity and public health. “As with previous generations of mobile wireless technology, the full performance of 5G will be achieved gradually as networks evolve over the next decade,” the report states.

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CALIBRE Names Emile Trombetti VP, CGO; Richard Pineda Quoted

Emile Trombetti

CALIBRE Systems has appointed Emile Trombetti as vice president and chief growth officer (CGO) to lead strategic growth and collaborate with operational divisions. With more than 30 years of experience, Emile has a broad base of industry experience that spans federal government, financial services, manufacturing, telecommunications, energy and automotive.

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Ellen Lord: Pentagon, ODNI in Talks Over Section 889 Waiver Extension

Hon. Ellen Lord

Hon. Ellen Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) are in talks over the potential extension of a waiver that would provide defense contractors more time to comply with a new rule that seeks to remove certain Chinese telecommunications equipment from the supply chain.

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NCSC Helps Federal Agencies Enact Telecom Supply Chain Restrictions; NCSC Director William Evanina Quoted

William Evanina

The National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) has launched an effort to brief federal agencies on how to protect the government supply chains against threats from Chinese companies. William Evanina said the center partnered with NIC within the ODNI to drive information-sharing efforts and protect the federal supply chain.

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DoD Releases Memo on Contracting Ban for Vendors Using Certain Telecom Equipment

Pentagon

The office of the undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment at the Department of Defense has issued a memo to facilitate the implementation of an interim rule that would block government agencies from contracting with entities that use telecommunications equipment and other products from five China-based companies.

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GSA’s Allen Hill on Transition to EIS Telecom Contract

General Services

Allen Hill, acting deputy assistant commissioner at the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), said the transition to the potential 15-year, $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract for telecommunications and information technology services is now underway at GSA.

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GAO: FCC Needs Measurable Performance Goals to Manage Spectrum Demands for 5G

5G

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) come up with measurable and specific performance goals and strategies to manage spectrum demands associated with the deployment of 5G networks. These professionals mentioned the need of the commercial sector for access to additional mid-band spectrum to avoid 5G deployment delays.

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