The Government Shutdown Is Ending. For Airports, It’s Just In Time

Government Executive | January 28, 2019

On Friday afternoon, President Donald Trump announced he would agree to end the partial government shutdown by signing a bill to fund the government for three weeks. During that time, he says he’ll continue negotiations with Congress over a deal for a border wall. Trump’s capitulation came after a morning of delays reported in airports across the country, including New York’s LaGuardia and Newark airports, as well as Philadelphia International. Citing a shortage of air traffic controllers, the Federal Aviation Administration had to temporarily ground some planes in a few airports.

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This budget will raise more total property taxes than last year’s budget by an amount of $44,027,644 which is a 10.27 percent increase from last year’s budget. The property tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the tax roll this year is $12,579,588. Of the $44,027,644 in added property tax revenue, $25,217,021 will be used in the City’s General Fund for essential City services such as Police, Fire, Streets, Parks & Recreation and Code Enforcement. The remaining $18,810,623 will be used for debt service payments on debt issued for capital projects. The City’s FY 2016 Adopted Budget includes a reduction in the City’s property tax rate. The members of the San Antonio City Council voted on the Ordinance adopting the City of San Antonio FY 2016 Budget as shown on the “Agenda Voting Results” sheets attached to this Budget Cover Page as Attachment I, which is made a part hereof for all purposes.

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This budget will raise more total property taxes than last year’s budget by an amount of $44,027,644 which is a 10.27 percent increase from last year’s budget. The property tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the tax roll this year is $12,579,588. Of the $44,027,644 in added property tax revenue, $25,217,021 will be used in the City’s General Fund for essential City services such as Police, Fire, Streets, Parks & Recreation and Code Enforcement. The remaining $18,810,623 will be used for debt service payments on debt issued for capital projects. The City’s FY 2016 Adopted Budget includes a reduction in the City’s property tax rate. The members of the San Antonio City Council voted on the Ordinance adopting the City of San Antonio FY 2016 Budget as shown on the “Agenda Voting Results” sheets attached to this Budget Cover Page as Attachment I, which is made a part hereof for all purposes.

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Opus Interactive Partners with Carahsoft Technology Corp to Make Available Its Services for Federal, State, and Local Government

Opus Interactive | December 15, 2020

Opus Interactive, a main supplier of complex hybrid VMware cloud facilitating administrations, and Carahsoft Technology Corp., The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®, today reported a conventional association. Under the arrangement, Carahsoft will fill in as Opus Interactive's Master Government Aggregator® and make the FedRAMP Moderate Ready OpusGov (OG) accessible under Carahsoft's Haze Purchasing Program (CPP). This new association makes Opus Interactive's industry-driving high consistence, high security hybrid and multi-cloud administrations accessible to Federal, state, and nearby government and training associations. The set-up of start to finish administrations are presently accessible through Carahsoft's GSA Schedule, NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) V, National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) ValuePoint, National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance (NCPA), OMNIA Partners and The Quilt contracts and the organization's affiliate accomplices. Opus Interactive's FedRAMP Moderate Ready IaaS/PaaS, hybrid and multi-cloud arrangements are worked for execution, security and interoperability. This structure empowers offices to advance, store, cycle and move crucial outstanding tasks at hand with unwavering quality and security. Subsequent to assessing CPU, stockpiling read/compose, IOPs and organization execution, an outsider report positioned the Opus cloud IaaS offering as industry-driving with better execution for lower cost, quicker application execution and unrivaled organization execution. The WBENC certified Women-owned Small Business (WOSB) and Indian-owned Economic Enterprise offers Cloud Smart services that include: HIPAA, PCI-DSS, SOC 2 Type 2 and FedRAMP Moderate Ready IaaS, hybrid and multi-cloud solutions FISMA High datacenters strategically located to provide redundant failover by geographic region and energy grid Flexible hardware options and solutions tailored to the unique needs of agency workloads Performance backed and guaranteed by SLA compared to other IaaS solutions Price-Performance (CPU Performance): 2000% better performance per dollar Application Performance (Read and Write IOPs): 60% more IOPs, 500% more write IOPs Network Performance (Mb/s): 12x more throughput “With over 20 years of successful performance in the commercial sector, we’re excited for this opportunity to partner with Carahsoft as our Master Government Aggregator,” said Opus Interactive CEO Shannon Hulbert. “Carahsoft’s understanding of government procurement processes and dedicated sales, marketing and contracting experts combined with Opus’ offerings allows us to more quickly bring hybrid and multi-cloud services to public sector agencies that are undergoing modernization and digital transformation initiatives.” While sending Opus arrangements, clients will have the option to exploit Carahsoft's extraordinary pay-more only as costs arise model and its specific comprehension of public area contracting and consistence prerequisites. Carahsoft's CPP offers the public area an adaptable and available approach to get cloud arrangements from single or various sellers. Through CPP, clients can buy CarahPoints to put toward cloud items and administrations on a month to month or prepaid premise to coordinate their main goal and utilization needs. By offering an online entryway and pay-more only as costs arise alternative, CPP is fit to offices and public area associations trying to maintain a strategic distance from the expenses and seller lock in of the conventional acquisition measure. More data is accessible on Carahsoft's committed CPP asset focus. “Opus Interactive’s focus on compliance with FedRAMP and the latest regulatory mandates makes them a great addition to our cloud solutions portfolio under CPP,” said John Lee, Vice President of Cloud Services at Carahsoft. “In addition, the company’s commitment to performance, cost-efficiency and interoperability between public cloud offerings makes OpusGov a perfect match for agencies looking to scale their operations affordably without sacrificing security. We look forward to working with Opus and our reseller partners to optimize cloud adoption in the public sector.” About Opus Interactive Founded in 1996, Opus Interactive has earned a reputation for custom IT solutions that fit unique requirements for security, scalability, cost, and future growth needs of its customers. An accredited member of the International Managed Services Provider Alliance, the Company operates from Tier III+ data centers located in Hillsboro, Portland, Dallas, and Northern Virginia. Through close partnerships with industry-leaders and a commitment to customer satisfaction, Opus delivers custom solutions for Cloud Hosting & IaaS, Colocation, DRaaS & Backup, Object Storage, VDI, and Public Cloud Monitoring & Management. About Carahsoft Carahsoft Technology Corp. is The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®. As a top-performing GSA Schedule, SEWP and ITES-SW2 contract holder, Carahsoft serves as the Master Government Aggregator® for many of its best-of-breed technology vendors, supporting an extensive ecosystem of manufacturers, value-added resellers, system integrators and consulting partners committed to helping government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value.

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State of Texas Chooses Hughes for Managed Network Services Contract

Hughes Network Systems | February 28, 2022

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), an innovator in satellite and multi-transport technologies and networks for 50 years, has been awarded a contract by the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) to offer managed telecommunications services in the State of Texas. The contract, with a four-year initial term, brings a full range of satellite, cable, fiber and wireless technologies to connect Texas government offices and schools with high performing, enterprise-grade broadband and Software-Defined Wide Area Networks (SD-WAN). "Hughes has proudly served the Texas Department of Public Safety since 1999," said Tony Bardo, assistant vice president, Hughes. "With this new agreement, we expand our offering considerably, bringing more options and more optimized network services to support the essential work of Texas state, county and local agencies, departments and public education entities of all sizes." A leading managed services provider, Hughes partners with hundreds of broadband carriers to bring best-available connectivity to every site in a customer's network for primary, secondary and even tertiary back-up. Available transports from Hughes in Texas include fiber, cable, microwave, LTE and satellite – integrated and optimized to support bandwidth intensive activities like streaming video and interactive applications. About Hughes Network Systems Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), an innovator in satellite and multi-transport technologies and networks for 50 years, provides broadband equipment and services; managed services featuring smart, software-defined networking; and end-to-end network operation for millions of consumers, businesses, governments and communities worldwide. The Hughes flagship Internet service, HughesNet®, connects more than 1.5 million subscribers across the Americas, and the Hughes JUPITER™ System powers Internet access for tens of millions more worldwide. Hughes supplies more than half the global satellite terminal market to leading satellite operators, in-flight service providers, mobile network operators and military customers. A managed network services provider, Hughes supports nearly 500,000 enterprise sites with its HughesON™ portfolio of wired and wireless solutions. Headquartered in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes is owned by EchoStar. About EchoStar EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is a premier global provider of satellite communication solutions. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., and conducting business around the globe, EchoStar is a pioneer in secure communications technologies through its Hughes Network Systems and EchoStar Satellite Services business segments.

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Intact Awarded GSA IT Schedule 70 Services Contract

Intact | August 19, 2020

Intact, a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (‘CSP’) Direct Reseller certified as Authorized Azure Government and Commercial, today announced that the company has secured a U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) IT Schedule 70 services contract through its partnership with CenturyLink. This five-year federal supply contract will allow Intact to deliver its ReAccess® and PowerLine™ cloud services solutions to federal, state and local government agencies in an expedited, compliant and cost-effective manner.

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