Stephen Warren: VA to Acquire ‘Commercial, Off-The-Shelf’ Scheduling System

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The Department of Veterans Affairs intends to issue a request for proposals by the end of September 2014 to acquire a new medical appointment scheduling system that would contain new management-based scheduling software. “VA chose a full- and open-competitive strategy to acquire a ‘commercial, off-the-shelf’ scheduling system,” Stephen Warren, the VA’s chief information officer, said Monday. “We...

NASA Issues Helium Supply RFP

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NASA has started accepting proposals from contractors to supply helium at agency-run flight and research centers for a period of up to five years. The contract contains a two-year base period and three option years that could extend work through Sept. 30, 2019, NASA said in an Aug. 8 FedBizOpps notice. Helium would be delivered at several NASA facilities, including the Ames Research Center, Jet Propulsion...

Sotera Lands Army Intell System Sustainment Task Order; Deb Alderson Comments

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Deb Alderson Sotera Defense Solutions will help the U.S. Army integrate and sustain field software for intelligence systems the branch uses worldwide under a two-year, $87 million task order. The company said Tuesday that the Army awarded the order under the Software and Systems Engineering Services Next Generation contract vehicle, through which the branch acquires engineering and scientific support...

Air Force Picks 14 Firms for $494M Hosted Payload IDIQ

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The U.S. Air Force has awarded positions on a potential $494 million contract to 14 companies for products and services to help the government obtained commercial hosting tools for its payloads. The firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has a five-year ordering period and covers work through Jan. 31, 2029, the Defense Department said Thursday. Vendors with positions on...

Army Taps 6 Firms for $300M for Armament Center Support IDIQ

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Six companies have won positions on a five-year, $300 million contract to help a U.S. Army research and development center obtain materials and services to meet the center’s requirements. The Army received nine bids for the multiple award order dependent contract via the Internet and will determine both funding and work location with each order, the Defense Department said Wednesday.  Contract...

Cerner, Accenture, Leidos Join Forces for Pentagon EHR System Competition

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Medical information technology firm Cerner is partnering with Accenture Federal Services (NYSE: ACN) and Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) in pursuit of health IT system work at the Defense Department, Modern Healthcare reported Thursday. Joseph Conn writes the Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization contract’s total value is estimated to be $11 billion over 10 years. Cerner spokesperson Kate O’Neill...

Chris Miller Expects DoD EHR Contract to Draw Multiple Bidding Teams

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Chris Miller, executive officer for the Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization program, expects at least four teams of contractors to bid on the 10-year DHMSM contract, FCW reported Wednesday. Adam Mazmanian reports the project’s goal is to build a new infrastructure for managing the electronic health records of 10 million active-duty soldiers and their families, reservists and...

Dr. Robert Wah: CSC, HP, Allscripts Team to Pursue Military Health IT Contract

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Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC), Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) and Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) have partnered to compete for the Defense Department‘s multi-billion dollar Healthcare Management System Modernization contract. The companies aim to provide an enterprise platform that will work to integrate DoD’s disparate military e-health records systems and to help connect service members...

Iron Bow Wins $150M IT Contract with Commerce Dept.

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Iron Bow Technologies, has been awarded a contract with the U.S. Department of Commerce for IT hardware focusing on network-related products. The five-year blanket delivery order, issued under the National Institutes of Health Electronic Commodities Store III, has an estimated total value of $150 million and has the potential to be available for use by any of Commerce’s 12 operating units, Iron...

Chris George: UK Gov’t Picks CGI to Support Radioactivity Monitoring System

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CGI has won a four-year contract to provide application services and other support work for a radioactivity monitoring system the U.K. government uses in the event of an overseas nuclear accident. The company will support the U.K. government-operated Radioactive Incident Monitoring Network that works to help authorities coordinate the nation’s emergency response if radiation threats emerge, CGI...