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Friday, December 16, 2011

E-Rate gets dynamic

I just learned that General Dynamics purchased Vangent.  If you know what that has to do with the E-Rate, then you are way too far down the rabbit hole, and you need an E-Rate intervention.

If you've been reading this blog since 2007, you may remember that Vangent purchased Pearson's government services division, and with it the contract to run the Lawrence, KS contact center.  So if you have had the misfortune of mailing any forms, or have had to contact the Client Service Bureau, you have had contact with a Vangent employee.  From now on, it will be a General Dynamics employee.

Just for kicks, I checked to see if General Dynamics is a service provider.  The answer seems to be no, although a couple of divisions have SPINs, and one of them was approved for funding in 1999, but no funding was disbursed.  I guess schools and libraries don't have much use for advanced weapon systems.

Does this mean PIA gets to use F-16s now?

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous3:13 PM

    Perhaps the F-16s would disuade the Denisa Babcocks of the E-rate world. Before they steal.