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Verizon has been awarded a pair of contract extensions from the General Services Administration to continue to provide federal agencies access to the company’s network and communications service offerings. GSA extended by three years the company’s Networx Universal contract through March 2020 and its Networx Enterprise contract through May 2020 as customer agencies wait for the government to launch the Enterprise […] More
Total federal contract spending declined for the sixth consecutive year in the government’s 2016 fiscal year but the team of analysts at Bloomberg Government predict that negative trend to reverse in the current FY 2016. In its BGOV 200 study released Tuesday, Bloomberg Government said federal unclassified contract spend for fiscal year 2015 fell nearly 1.5 percent to a […] More
Kevin Peters and Dennis Huber, respectively former executives at AT&T and CenturyLink, has joined the advisory board of management consulting and managed technology services company Cartesian. Both appointees will support and provide advice to the company’s leadership team on strategic planning, business development and operations management efforts, Cartesian said Thursday. “Dennis and Kevin bring tremendous experience […] More
Jim Lee serves as director and chief of staff to Microsoft's worldwide public sector services vice president at the global software giant. He previously served as Microsoft's general manager for state and local government, education and healthcare business between May 2010 and September 2013. Lee was the U.S. general manager of sales and delivery for public sector at […] More
A task force formed by the Information Technology Industry Council‘s IT Alliance for Public Sector division has recommended multiple approaches for the U.S. government to bolster the federal cyber posture and ward off potential threats. ITAPS on Thursday sent the recommendations to Beth Cobert, acting director at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Federal CIO […] More
CenturyLink's Lisa Bruch and AT&T's Mike Leff both view the General Services Administration's Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract vehicle as a way to meet changing federal telecommunications requirements, FCW reported Saturday. Bruch, CenturyLink's vice president of federal sales and marketing, told FCW she thought GSA succeeded in its last effort to manage evolving technological requirements of agencies under […] More
Big data companies have forged an open data platform initiative that aims to further the development of big data technologies based on the Apache Hadoop ecosystem. The alliance comprises GE, Hortonworks, IBM, Infosys, Pivotal, SAS, Altiscale, Capgemini, CenturyLink, EMC, Splunk, Verizon Enterprise Solutions, Teradata and VMware, Pivotal said Tuesday. The companies will collaborate to develop and implement […] More
Wray Varley and Pete Dale have joined Infinera as vice presidents of sales for the optical networking company’s government and cloud businesses, respectively. Varley, a more than 25-year telecommunications veteran, aims to drive sales programs across the public sector in his new position, Infinera said Tuesday. He most recently served as an area sales executive […] More
IDC‘s Government Insights segment has released a new report on its evaluation of 12 cloud infrastructure-as-a-service vendors in the federal marketplace against set of weighted parameters for both short-term and long-term deployments. The research firm said Friday that the “IDC MarketScape: U.S. Government Private Cloud IaaS 2014 Vendor Assessment” report used pricing, scalability, compute services, value-added services and a single […] More
Diana Gowen believes the telecommunications industry faces a challenge in getting both business and personnel to adjust to the market pivot toward cloud computing, managed services and other emerging technologies, she told FCW in an interview published Monday. Gowen, who retired in July as senior vice president and general manager of CenturyLink’s public sector business, spoke with reporter Nick Wakeman about […] More
Synergy Research Group has released a new report on market performance of colocation providers in the U.S., Fierce Telecom reported Friday. Sean Buckley writes Equinix and CenturyLink‘s Savvis subsidiary are among the dominant players U.S. colocation market through continued surges in colocation and managed service earnings. Equinix generated $517 million in recurring revenues for colocation, […] More
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