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Network Services 2020 Strategy

What’s new for NS2020?
NS2020 Regional Infrastructure Solutions (RIS) acquisitions development is progressing rapidly. Three multi-region acquisitions are planned: Northeast, Central, and Western Infrastructure Solutions. 

These acquisitions will provide a near-term approach for expiring local service agreements, including WITS-3, before the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) program is available in 2017. 

Read the FAQ page for the Regional Infrastructure Solutions (RIS) acquisitions (Word, 203 KB).

See FedBizOpps for a draft Statement of Work – Section C of the RFP for Northeast Infrastructure Solutions.  

Background

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 (NSP), including evolution beyond Networx, the Regional Local Service Agreements (LSAs), 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 envision 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, 662 KB).

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, 538 KB).

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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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Timeline

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, 662 KB)
NS2020 Transition Strategy (PDF, 538 KB)
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

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:

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Portfolio 

The NS2020 Strategy Program includes the following service areas. 

Infrastructure Solutions

  • Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions
  • Northeast Infrastructure Solutions
  • Central Infrastructure Solutions
  • Western Infrastructure Solutions

Satellite

Mobility/Wireless Program

Advisory Services

Emerging Technologies and Services

Government Shared Services (Communications Services)

Please see the NS2020 Strategy White Paper (PDF, 662 KB) for a complete description of these program areas and associated acquisitions. 

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Related Policy Memos

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

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