Today’s Regulatory Mix: GSA Proposes Updated Acquisition Regulations, Maine Number Conservation in 207 NPA


GSA Proposes Updated Acquisition Regulations 

The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to amend its acquisition regulations to streamline requirements for contracts that involve GSA information systems. The proposed revisions will lead not only eliminate duplicative and outdated provisions, but updated policies will also align cybersecurity requirements based on the items being procured by ensuring contract requirements are coordinated  with GSA’s Chief Information Security Officer. Comments are due on or before November 9, 2021. 



Maine Numbering Conservation in 207 NPA 

Maine numbering conservation succeeds in the 207 Number Plan Area (NPA). Maine remains a single NPA state. Maine has successfully reclaimed over 600,000 numbers in the 207 NPA as part of its numbering conservation efforts. As a result, the Maine Public Utilities Commission has closed its Case 2020-00192 Investigation into Current Carrier Numbering Inventory and Compliance with 47 CFR §52.50. 


The Regulatory Mix, Inteserra’s blog of telecom related regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day. Depending on their significance, some items may be the subject of an Inteserra Briefing.