Network Services 2020 Strategy


Network Services 2020 (NS2020) is our strategy for the next generation of telecommunications and information technology (IT) infrastructure services. It provides a roadmap for the future of our Network Services Programs (NSP), including evolution beyond Networx, the regional Local Service Agreements (LSAs), and other current contracts. The NS2020 portfolio will make it easier to get our federal telecommunications and IT infrastructure offerings.

We want to use strategic sourcing to match government's evolving needs to solutions that allow all federal agencies to fulfill their mission.

For more information, please see the NS2020 Strategy white paper [PDF, 662KB].

For more about improving the process of transitioning services to a contract in the NS2020 portfolio, please see the NS2020 Transition Strategy white paper [PDF, 538KB].

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Goals and Benefits

Goals Benefits
Lower overall costs to the government through reduced acquisition costs and increased savings through aggregated volume buying Enables agencies to move to a fully outsourced managed services or cloud model as well as to maintain a self-managed infrastructure model
Accommodate a comprehensive range of government purchasing patterns from enterprise-wide procurements to quick turnaround buys Enables procurement of integrated solutions
Provide agility and flexibility Fosters competition and promotes small business participation
Facilitate ease of transition Provides needed, value-added support services

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Sourcing Analysis and Marketing Assessment Strategy Development Strategy Implementation
2012 2013 2014+
Interview stakeholders, obtain key industry insights Identify strategic goals Publish strategy white papers:
NS2020 Strategy (updated) (PDF, 662KB)
NS2020 Transition Strategy (PDF, 538KB)
Analyze technology market and service trends Develop portfolio strategy and structure Release NIS, CIS, WIS RFPs
Obtain lessons learned Release NIS RFI Release EIS RFI
Identify common enablers, develop strategic themes Produce roadmap Begin transition planning and preparation

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Collaboration Opportunities

NS2020 will only succeed if federal agencies and business partners fully collaborate. We are working to ensure full cooperation, using these primary channels:

Note: The links below go to nongovernment commercial websites:

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The NS2020 Strategy Program includes the following service areas. 

Infrastructure Solutions:


Mobility/Wireless Program:

Advisory Services

Emerging Technologies and Services

Government Shared Services (Communications Services)

Please see the NS2020 Strategy White Paper [PDF, 662KB] which describes these program areas and associated acquisitions. 

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EIS Draft Request for Proposal (RFP) on FedBizOpps.

NIS update on FedBizOpps.

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Related Policy Memos

  1. OMB Memo M-13-02: Memorandum for The Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies [PDF, 227KB]
  2. Digital Government Strategy [PDF, 660KB]

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Last Reviewed 2015-09-08