COVID-19 More Likely to Accelerate Telecom Modernization than Cause Delays, GSA Officials Say

NextGov: The majority of federal agencies missed important deadlines in the ongoing transition to the General Services Administration’s Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions, or EIS, telecom contract. But program leaders said the COVID-19 pandemic shouldn’t add many significant delays.

“They’re actually only a few agencies that have been impacted by the COVID-19 because of where they’re at,” Allen Hill, executive director of GSA’s Office of Telecommunications Services, told Nextgov Tuesday during The Next Big Network webcast. “It’s primarily agencies that have awarded task orders, for example, and a vendor may be trying to get access to a facility for purpose of a site survey, but they can’t get in because there’s nobody there.”

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