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Network Services 2020 Strategy

GSA issues two white papers:

NS2020 Strategy White Paper (updated) (PDF, 662 KB)

NS2020 Transition Strategy White Paper (PDF, 538 KB)

GSA launches two NS2020 acquisitions:

Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) (RFI on

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

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.


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 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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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    

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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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The NS2020 Strategy Program includes the following service areas. 

Infrastructure Solutions

  • Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions;
  • Northeast Infrastructure Solutions;
  • Central Infrastructure Solutions; and
  • Western Infrastructure Solutions. 


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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