Communications Networking

EIS transition already underway ... or should be

GSA brought out its star EIS customer - the Department of Agriculture -- to help explain why agencies need to start the transition process even before the $50 billion telecommunications contract is awarded this spring.

DHS seeks best path to data-sharing architecture

The Homeland Security Department is working on plans for a new architecture to lower the hurdles for sharing data among government agencies.

Alcatel to spin off LGS business

Private equity groups will pay $200 million to buy LGS Innovations LLC from its parent, Alcatel-Lucent, granting independence to a company with roots stretching back to Bell Labs and the pre-break up of AT&T.

Harris blames pricing, adultery for lost NGEN contract

Harris Corp. accused the Navy of not properly evaluating pricing and not conducting a thorough investigation of the NGEN program manager's affair with another contractor.

HP prevails in protest fight for $3.5B Navy NGEN contract

HP got quite the Halloween treat in its goody bag as the Government Accountability Office denied Harris' protest of its $3.5 billion Navy NGEN award.

12 companies share $4.1B Army contract

Ten large businesses and two small businesses win spots on the Army's $4.1 billion contract to improve battlefield communications. Who has been picked to compete for satellite and transmission services?

FEMA developing contract for emergency communications

Agency issues RFI to collect information on communications solutions that can connect temporary field offices to headquarters and other FEMA facilities during an emergency.

Ultra to help Army intercept electronic communications

Special Operations Technology, a business owned by Ultra Electronics, won a $22.8 million contract to help the Army intercept electronic communications in Afghanistan.

Starbucks and Google: Not so grande for AT&T

Starbucks picking Google over AT&T for wireless service in its coffee houses isn't just a commercial deal; like Amazon versus IBM, the competitive landscape is changing rapidly, and you better be preparing for new challengers.

Did OCI issues kill a $40M SAIC contract?

SAIC won a $40.2 million contract to outfit vehicles with command and control equipment, but its competitor, BAE Systems, claimed the company had an organizational conflict of interest, and filed a protest that led the Navy to reconsider the award.

NGEN bid protest update

The clock is running on the bid protest of the Navy's $3.5 billion NGEN award. First up is the Navy's response to filings by Harris and CSC.

Is there a fatal flaw in the Navy's NGEN decision?

A cone of silence has descended on the protest of the Navy's Next Generation Enterprise Network contract, but Editor Nick Wakeman speculates that the fight will be over pricing and risk.

Two small business capture $36M in Navy communications work

Design West Technologies and Systems Engineering Support Company have won a contract to provide the Navy with communication assemblies in a pair of contracts worth $36 million.

Battling protests bog down Navy contract

SRA and SAIC are locked in a fight over a Navy Military Sealift Command contract, illustrating everything that people hate about today's bid protest-happy market.

Shift to solutions fuels Verizon success

As government agencies cut costs and look for efficiencies, Verizon public sector sees growth opportunities and contrat wins increase.

General Dynamics launches GDNexus initiative

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has just launched a new initiative called GDNexus, which will help members do better business with government customers.

Navy bumps NGEN award again

The Navy says it needs more time to make its pick between HP and a team led by CSC and Harris for the $5 billion Next Generation Enterprise Network contract.