FCW: EIS on the back burner

“Federal agencies are focused COVID-19 response telework, and telecom carriers are working to help, so modernization promised under the $50 billion governmentwide next generation telecom contract will have to wait.

The transition to the General Services Administration’s Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract will likely see significant disruption, according to contractors and experts.”

“I’ve spent this week working with existing contracts,” said David Young, CenturyLink senior vice president, public sector in an interview with FCW on March 17. “I haven’t worked on EIS this week.”

“As pressure from customers for more telework capacity surges, Young’s company has been scrambling to open up bandwidth on its network for all of its customers, he said. CenturyLink, he said, is also supporting bandwidth for other public service efforts, such as Zoom online learning’s push to provide services to millions of elementary and high school students working from home.”

“As the coronavirus unfolded, said Young, “agencies switched…” Read the full article here.

Source: EIS on the back burner – By Mark Rockwell, March 18, 2020. FCW.

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