Network Services 2020 Strategy
GSA launches two NS2020 acquisitions
Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) (RFI on FedBizOpps.gov)
EIS, which is designed to meet a comprehensive range of federal agency IT/telecommunications requirements, will be the Networx successor.
Northeast Infrastructure Solutions (closed RFI on the FedBizOpps.gov)
To provide an interim approach for expiring Local Service Agreements prior to the availability of EIS, the NS2020 Strategy includes three multi-region acquisitions: Northeast, Central and Western Infrastructure Solutions. Northeast Infrastructure Solutions is the successor to WITS-3 and other local contracts.
- Goals and Benefits
- Collaboration Opportunities
- Portfolio (Subject to Revision)
- Policy Memos
Network Services 2020 is a strategy, not a contract.
Network Services 2020 (NS2020) is GSA’s evolving strategy for the next generation of telecommunications and information technology (IT) infrastructure services. NS2020 provides a roadmap for the future of GSA’s Network Services Programs, including evolution beyond Networx, the Regional Local Service Agreements, and other current contracts. The NS2020 portfolio will facilitate procurement and serve as a streamlined “one stop shop” for all federal telecommunications and IT infrastructure offerings
We envisions a new wave in strategic sourcing that connects the evolving needs of government to mission-enabling solutions.
For more detailed information, please see the NS2020 Strategy white paper (PDF, 918KB).
For further discussion regarding improving the process of transitioning services to a contract in the NS2020 portfolio, please see the NS2020 Transition Strategy white paper (PDF, 538KB).
Goals and 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|
|Sourcing Analysis and Marketing Assessment||Strategy Development||Strategy Adoption||Strategy Implementation|
|June 2012||Sept. 2012||2013||2013+||2014+|
|Conduct interviews with Stakeholders||Analyze technology market and service trends||Identify strategic goals||Conduct acquisition activities, system and support service enhancements||Achieve mission enablers and cost savings|
|Obtain key industry insights||Obtain lessons learned||Develop portfolio strategy and structure|
|Identify common enablers||Develop strategic themes||Produce roadmap|
The success of NS2020 depends on the full collaboration of federal agencies and Industry. Our primary channels to facilitate this collaboration include:
Note: the links below go to nongovernment commercial websites:
- NS2020 Interagency Advisory Panel - Government forum made up of federal agency senior representatives
- American Council for Technology (ACT)/Industry Advisory Council (IAC) (ACT/IAC) Networks and Telecommunications Shared Interest Group (SIG) NS2020 Working Group - Forum for government/industry collaboration
- TechAmerica NS2020 Task Force - Forum for industry collaboration
The NS2020 Strategy Program includes the following service areas.
- Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions
- Northeast Infrastructure Solutions
- Central Infrastructure Solutions
- Western Infrastructure Solutions
Emerging Technologies and Services
Government Shared Services (Communications Services)
For complete description of these program areas and associated acquisitions, please see the NS2020 Strategy White Paper (PDF, 918 KB).
Related Policy Memos
- OMB Memo M-13-02: Memorandum for The Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies (PDF, 227 KB)
- Digital Government Strategy (PDF, 660 KB)