GSA Appoints Frank Lalley Assistant Commissioner at Federal Technology Service
GSA # 9467
March 11, 1998
Contact: Bill Bearden
or Mary Rudbeck
WASHINGTON -- Frank Lalley will become the Assistant Commissioner, Office of Service Delivery at the U.S. General Services Administration's Federal Technology Service beginning March 16. In making the announcement, FTS Commissioner Dennis Fischer said that Lalley will lead the Federal government's transition to the FTS2001 long distance telecommunications service once contracts are awarded early this fall.
"Frank Lalley has a strong commitment to customer service, is well known in the federal information technology community, and commands a great deal of respect in the telecommunications industry," Fischer said. "We are thrilled to have him on board as we prepare to unveil the FTS 2001 program with its worldwide coverage and broad range of customer options."
Lalley , who also relinquishes his chair of the Interagency Management Council for Federal Telecommunications this month, comes to GSA from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). At VA, Lalley has been Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Telecommunications since 1994, with responsibility for the VA's nationwide telecommunications network with a budget exceeding $120 million annually.
From 1990 to 1994, Lalley was the VA's Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information Resources Policy and Oversight, overseeing modernization of information systems and facilities to provide world-class, customer-focused service to veterans and their families. He was Director of the VA's Office of Information Management and Statistics from 1987 to 1990.
Between 1975 and 1987, Lalley directed numerous analyses and advised high-level officials on worldwide energy supplies, demand and prices as an employee of the Department of Energy and, earlier, the U.S. Federal Energy Administration. He was a civilian employee of the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1974 and a commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force between 1965 and 1969.
Lalley holds a Bachelor of Management Engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master's of Business Administration from Southern Illinois University. He has also completed course work in George Washington University's Doctoral Program in Business Administration.
FTS 2001 long-distance services will be delivered through multiple contracts that will leverage the high-volume and significant purchasing power of the federal government to provide agencies with comprehensive long-distance voice, data and video services at substantial savings. Worth $5 billion to $8 billion, they will be the federal government's largest non-defense contracts.
In fiscal year 1997, the FTS 2000 system served 1.7 million users, carrying a total of 5.9 billion minutes of voice traffic at rates as low as 2 cents per minute for on-network traffic.