InfoReliance to Help HHS Move to Microsoft Office 365; Eric Olson Comments

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InfoReliance has received a potential five-year, $92 million blanket purchase agreement to support the Department of Health and Human Services‘ migration of email and enterprise collaboration systems to the cloud-based Microsoft Office 365. The company said Thursday it will provide HHS with email-as-a-service as the agency aims to transition to the Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) government community...

ICF to Help HHS Establish Child Welfare Center; Mike Torpy Comments

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ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) has won a potential five-year, $78 million contract with the Department of Health and Human Services to help the agency establish a public child welfare center. HHS plans for the center to work as focal point for child welfare services and consultation services for state and territorial child welfare agencies, ICF said Monday. The contract contains a one-year...

HHS Taps Profectus BioSciences for Ebola, Marburg Vaccine R&D

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The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded Profectus BioSciences an $8.6 million contract to further develop and test a vaccine designed to treat infections caused by Ebola and Marburg viruses. HHS said Tuesday the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract covers research and development of Profectus’ Ebola and Marburg filovirus vaccine rVSVN4CT1. Profectus presented data from animal studies...

Mary Schwarz: ICF to Help National Cancer Institute Run Anti-Tobacco Program

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ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) has won a potential five-year, $100 million blanket purchase agreement to provide communications support to the National Cancer Institute for a tobacco cessation program. The company said Monday the BPA with the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health and NCI covers messaging strategy support and added communications work across...

Richard Dinnis Joins Ardent Federal Solutions as CEO

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Richard Dinnis, former chief operating officer at Digital Consultants, has been named CEO at Gaithersburg, Md.-based Ardent Federal Solutions, GovCon Wire has learned. Prior to Digital Consultants, Dinnis was COO at federal government technology services company IntePros Federal for almost eight years.  Intepros Federal is a federal services firm which focuses on information technology operations...

HP Enterprise Services to Take Over As HealthCare.gov Web Host

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Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) has won a contract to take over as web hosting provider for HealthCare.gov in a move that will transition the federal health insurance marketplace to a new data center, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Spencer E. Ante writes that HP Enterprise Services will take in $38 million for the work under the Department of Health and Human Services award and that efforts...

James Koenig Named Booz Allen Privacy, Health Cyber Lead; Reggie Van Lee Comments

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James Koenig, formerly a practice lead at PwC, has joined Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) to lead the firm’s privacy and identity theft practice and cybersecurity in the commercial health market. He officially joined the firm on Monday and will hold global responsibilities, Booz Allen said Sept. 25. “As organizations unlock the opportunities of so-called ‘big data,’ leaders also need...

SAIC to Build Indian Health Service Dental Record Database; Steve Comber Comments

Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAI) has won a potential $17 million task order to help the Indian Health Service create a new database for managing dental records. The one-year project includes four 12-month options and seeks to support administrative processes and organizational operations throughout the transition as IHS provides medical assistance to Alaska Natives and Native Americans,...

Booz Allen Books $78M in 1Q Federal Health Contract Awards; Susan Penfield Comments

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Susan Penfield Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) won $78 million in contract awards during the first quarter of its 2014 fiscal year for work supporting federal health agencies. The awards include task orders from the Department of Health and Human Services and contracts from the Department of Veterans Affairs, Booz Allen said Wednesday. “Our civil health portfolio continues to expand within the departments...

ManTech Purchases Federal Healthcare Systems Integrator

ManTech International Corp. (NASDAQ: MANT) has completed its acquisition of federal healthcare systems integrator Evolvent Technologies Inc. for an undisclosed amount. ManTech said in an announcement that it expects the deal to increase its earnings per share in 2012. The company also expects the deal to generate growth and improve margins. Evolvent will join ManTech’s systems engineering and advanced...