Contract Awards

Border Protection upgrades communications with advanced tech

Science Applications International Corp. will upgrade communications systems for the Homeland Security Department's Customs and Border Protection unit, reports David Hubler in Washington Technology.

Harris builds new radio communications for N.Y. county

Harris Corp. will upgrade public safety communications for Ontario County, N.Y., under a $9 million contract. The 15-site system is designed to seamlessly interoperate with neighboring jurisdictions, creating a regional capability.

USDA plans security tech upgrade

The Agriculture Department is updating its security tools with the aid of industry partners.

DHS adds vendor muscle to modeling and simulation effort

Lockheed Martin’s Space Systems Company’s Advanced Technology Center to assist the DHS Science & Technology Directorate’s Complex Event Modeling Simulation and Analysis (CEMSA) project under a five-year, $7 million contract.

Harris antennas will greatly accelerate NOAA weather data processing

Harris Corp. has won a 10-year, $130 million contract to build a ground antenna system for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that will enable the agency to receive and process weather data 40 times faster than today, as well as deliver weather images directly to end users.

Dell servers will power NASA’s climate change investigations

Dell Computer Corp. has entered into a $5.1 million contract to provide new servers to NASA so the agency can conduct simulation modeling and data analysis to explore, understand and predict climate change.

Sensors warn of soldier brain injuries

BAE Systems will furnish sensors for helmets worn by soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan that can help warn of possible brain trauma resulting from close proximity to bomb explosions, reports UPI.com.

Air Force, HP to deploy cyber monitoring system

HP Enterprise Services will furnish the Air Force with a new command and control system capable of boosting its cyber defense capabilities under a new contract.

CACI to assist Army with battle command training

CACI International Inc. will assist the Army with its efforts to train battle command staff under an $8.7 million contract.

NIH contract in GSA's crosshairs brings in $2.1 billion a year

If the General Services Administration is successful in convincing the Office of Federal Procurement Policy that NIH should lose its governmentwide contract authority, the agency could pick up $1 billion in new business.

General Dynamics rings up $228M telephony award

General Dynamics Corp. will modernize the Federal Aviation Administration’s Administrative Voice Enterprise Services program, known as FAVES, under a single-award contract valued at $228 million over 10 years.

Navy picks pair for shipboard network support

Contracts are for CANES program, designed to streamline and consolidated Navy information technology networks aboard its ships.

CSC, Stanley share $2.8B State Department contract

Computer Sciences Corp. and Stanley Inc. each have won a prime contract to run non-immigrant visa application processing under a $2.8 billion program.

Army awards logistics modernization contract

The Army plans to use software from IFS North America for the Logistics Modernization Program underway at all Army arsenals, depots and ammunition plants.

Army continues march toward better tech

New contract for CACI furthers Army's R&D push.

First wave from states will test Recovery.gov's stimulus reporting mettle

The redesigned site's workload is set to increase.

NSF commissions supercomputer to visualize ever-larger data sets

The 2,048-core system, nicknamed Longhorn, will be capable of 20.7 trillion floating-point operations per second, will help researchers keep pace with the explosive rate of data production, TACC officials said.