Jerome Hauer Joins Chertoff Group as Security Services Principal; Michael Chertoff Comments

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Jerome Hauer, formerly commissioner of New York’s homeland security and emergency services division, has joined Chertoff Group as principal within the firm’s security services practice. He will be part of Chertoff’s team that works to assist customers in establishing risk reduction and management strategies and executing business continuity plans, Chertoff said Tuesday. Michael Chertoff, executive...

Steve Comber: Leidos to Support NIH Grants, Research Mgmt System

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Steve Comber Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) will provide information technology services to the National Institutes of Health‘s Electronic Research Administration under a potential five-year, $113 million contract for work to support eRA’s electronic systems. The company said Monday that eRA develops, maintains and deploys electronic systems that manage information on NIH and Department of Health...

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,...