Executive Spotlight: Ken Folderauer, Comcast Vice President of Government Services


Ken Folderauervice president of Comcast Government Servicesrecently sat down with ExecutiveBiz for the publication’s latest Executive Spotlight interview detailing the company’s work to differentiate itself in the industry and deepen its position to build a strong digital future.

Additionally, Folderauer also discussed the strategic importance of improving network capabilities for federal agencies as well as five significant DISA contracts, largest areas of opportunity, and his specific goals for Comcast Government Services in 2022. .

“2022 will bring increased innovation and increased competition among vendors to deliver new and innovative ways to help the federal government modernize its networks, improve performance, and ultimately save money. We look forward to gaining a foothold in this critical space and creating new products and services tailored to the unique needs of not only the federal government, but also state and local governments.

You can read the full Executive Spotlight interview with Ken Folderauer below:

ExecutiveBiz: In our last Spotlight in September 2019, we discussed Comcast Business developing a Federal Government Services team to extend communications networks for government agencies. Can you provide an update on how this team, Comcast Government Services, LLC has differentiated its place in the industry and how you continue to deepen your position in the industry to build a stronger digital future?

Ken Folderauer: The past two years have been a watershed moment for Comcast Business and our entry into the federal government space with Comcast Government Services. We have gained tremendous momentum and expanded our footprint, supported by our acquisition of Technologies definedLLC.

The addition of Defined Technologies reinforces our rapidly growing position as a leading provider of connectivity and communications solutions for government agencies. We are one of only nine prime contractors to hold an Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract from the General Services Administration (GSA) to modernize the government’s IT, network and telecommunications infrastructure.

As we solidify our position as a trusted partner of the federal government, we will continue to offer innovative solutions to help the federal government achieve this mission.

ExecutiveBiz: 2021 saw Comcast Government Services win five contracts from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). Can you explain the strategic importance of this engagement and the importance of improving network performance for federal agencies?

Ken Folderauer“DISA provides enterprise network and computing infrastructure to support the needs of more than 40 military services, combatant commands and Department of Defense support organizations worldwide, including the President, Vice President and the Secretary of Defense.

The Agency is in the midst of a multi-phase process to replace 17,000 existing circuits with Ethernet-based services to improve network performance and reduce costs. The awarding of five multi-million dollar contracts valued at $343 million by DISA is an incredible testament to the strength of the Comcast Business network.

The Federal Government requires all of its contractors to meet the highest technical and service level standards and we are honored that they have entrusted us with this important task. By supporting one of DISA’s most critical networks, we’re helping the Department of Defense pursue its vision of becoming the trusted vendor to connect and protect the military in cyberspace through its Commercial Ethernet Gateway initiative. .

ExecutiveBiz: What are the biggest areas of opportunity in the federal sector for 2022?

Ken Folderauer“2022 will bring increased innovation and increased competition among vendors to deliver new and innovative ways to help the federal government modernize its networks, improve performance, and ultimately save money. We look forward to gaining a foothold in this critical space and creating new products and services tailored to the unique needs of not only the federal government, but also state and local governments.

ExecutiveBiz: What are your specific goals for Comcast Government Services for 2022? What are your priorities for the coming year?

Ken Folderauer“Comcast is committed to maintaining the highest standards for all of our federal government customers. And now, with EIS under our purview, we look forward to more opportunities to help the federal government modernize its IT, network and telecommunications infrastructure.

Having been in the FedTech space for over 30 years, I’m excited to see what the future holds for Comcast Government Services – we’ve only just begun to realize what’s possible.


To schedule a 1:1 meeting with Ken Folderauer, Comcast’s Vice President of Government Services for the Federal Government, and to learn more about how Comcast’s Government Services solutions can help your agency, please contact Ken at [email protected]

Ashley C. Reynolds