But Will AT&T Be Spying On Them? Government to Make Its Own New T3 IntranetSomervell County Salon-Glen Rose, Rainbow, Nemo, Glass....Texas


 

But Will AT&T Be Spying On Them? Government to Make Its Own New T3 Intranet
 


2 April 2007 at 5:42:46 PM
salon

(First off, everyone knows, right? That AT&T has taps for the benefit of the government in OUR telecom system and the government uses that to spy on us? And, at least under the Republican Congress, nobody wanted to stop Mr. Nosy-In-Chief from breaking the law and it remains to be seen whether the Democratic Congress will rein in Lawbreaker-In-Chief?) But let me get to what I was reading.

In an article about outsourcing, some info about Networx was specified. The government is going to be outsourcing work from a variety of telecom and computer companies to create their Very Own, Private Network aka Intranet, not just for the civilian agencies but the Department of Defense as well.

The effort entails installing state-of-the-art digital voice and data networks that will run over fiber optic lines at T3 speeds or higher. The end result will be a convergence of the computing and communications networks used by the federal government into a unified digital environment. To get there, the GSA needs contractors with both telecom and enterprise IT expertise. "The new technologies blur the edges between the two, so the team arrangements are designed to include expertise in both those areas," says Johnson. What's more, security will be paramount given that the program will extend not just to civilian agencies, but to the Department of Defense.

As a result, the vendor teams bidding on the Networx contracts -- expected to be awarded by April's end -- include major technology, telecom, and security players. One team comprises no less than AT&T, Bechtel, Cingular Wireless, Electronic Data Systems, Global Crossing, and Northrop Grumman. Another includes Computer Sciences Corp., Hewlett-Packard, MCI, and Verizon Wireless. Still another is made up of Hughes, Lockheed Martin, Sprint Nextel, and their subcontractors. "They all represent what we need to move toward a converged environment," says Johnson

They want to have this rolled out within 2 years. Really, I should snicker about this, given my own experience seeing corporations rolling out stuff, particularly when you have outsourced vendors that must play nice.

How much is all this costing us?

Next month, the U.S. government is expected to dole out one of the largest public sector contracts on record -- a $20 billion deal to revamp the telecommunications infrastructure used by virtually all major federal agencies. The project is called Networx, and to fulfill the deal contracting officials in Washington will tap a team of outsourcers comprised of some of the biggest names in tech services.

On the outsourcing issue- the thinking, according to this article, is that rather than going with ONE outsourced company, the procurer will get a bunch of them and then have them all work together.

A CIO now wants enough service providers familiar with his company and its business so that it's possible to shift work among them and keep all the vendors competing for more work. "Having more providers creates healthy competition," says Gartner outsourcing analyst Kurt Potter.

Yeah, we'll see, Dilbert-style, what the thinking will be 5 years from now on this.


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