DOD rolls out occupational health data system at test site

The Defense Department has begun deployment in the National Nuclear Security Administration of a Web-based health information system designed to improve occupational health care services and reduce health threats to military and civilian personnel.

NNSA, a semi-autonomous organization within the Energy Department, plans to use the health information system at its Nevada test site to help meet employee protection requirements and provide a Web-based system for managing industrial hygiene records, and to replace several disparate databases with an enterprise system. Fielding and training are scheduled to start later this month.

Army Corps taps Digital Angel for RFID deal

The Army Corps of Engineers has signed a new $10 million contract with Digital Angel Corp. of St. Paul, Minn., to supply passive integrated transponder technology for fish monitoring.

The Corps plans to use the transponder technology in tandem with the company's radio frequency identification antenna to monitor fish movements, and stream and dam passage.

When a tagged fish passes through the monitored area, its transponder automatically activates, sending the Corps a unique identification number. The operations center logs information such as species, the starting point of the fish's journey and the age of each fish.

Northrop Grumman to build DOD distribution analysis center

The Defense Transportation Command has signed a contract with Northrop Grumman Corp. to establish supply chain management solutions.

The $8.8 million contract calls for Northrop Grumman to help establish a joint distribution process analysis center that will integrate analytic capabilities across the organization and support joint operations. The one-year contract has two one-year options.

Northrop Grumman Information Technology and its subcontractors will handle distribution performance analysis, organizational design and supply chain risk and analysis.

The team also will build and implement a knowledge management system, help align workforce skills and establish a training plan. The majority of the work will be done at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.


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