Erik Buice: Northrop Extends Work to Maintain NIH’s Pathogen Data Repositories

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Erik Buice Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a potential $27 million follow-on contract to help a National Institutes of Health organization update and maintain web-based repositories of viral pathogenic data. The company said Thursday it will continue to support the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases‘ Bioinformatics Resource Center Virus online portals that are...

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...

NIH Issues RFP for $20B Health, Life Sciences IT Products Contract

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The National Institutes of Health has issued a request for proposals on a 10-year, $20 billion governmentwide contract for information technology products and services in health and life sciences, FCW reported Thursday. Jonathan Lutton writes the CIO – Commodities and Solutions acquisition contract will replace the Electronics Commodities Store III contract and includes information management,...

Tor Opsahl, 30-Year Federal Market Vet, Appointed CCSi COO

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Dr. Tor Opsahl, who joined Creative Computing Solutions Inc. in 2008 and an executive vice president, has been promoted to EVP and chief operating officer at the Rockville, Md.-based federal engineering services contractor. He has focused on business development and long-term growth as an EVP and helped lead the company to win spots on three contract vehicles with the departments of Homeland Security...

Todd Stottlemyer: Acentia Adds New CDC Contract Vehicle Spot Through BCA Acquisition

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Todd Stottlemyer Acentia has moved to grow its healthcare information technology market footprint by purchasing IT services contractor Business Computer Applications for an undisclosed amount. Atlanta-based BCA has more than 30 employees that work in Atlanta and in Hyattsville, Md., Acentia said Monday. Todd Stottlemyer, Acentia CEO, said his company will hold a position on the Centers for Disease...

NIH Office to Hold New $20B IT Vehicle Competition; Stephen Morris Comments

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Both technology manufacturers and resellers will compete under a potential 10-year, $20 billion government-wide information technology contract vehicle run by a National Institutes of Health office, the Washington Post reported Sunday. Marjorie Censer writes that NIH’s Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center intends to award 50 contracts under the Chief Information Officer-Commodities...

NIH to Invest $96M in Biomedical Data Analytics Centers; Eric Green Comments

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NIH image The National Institutes of Health has unveiled a four-year plan to build centers where researchers would work to develop tools for analyzing and sharing large sets of biomedical data, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Joseph Marks writes NIH plans to invest $96 million in as many as eight “Big Data to Knowledge” facilities that will be led by scientific investigators. “BD2K aims to...

ICF to Continue Support for NIH Grants Facility; Mary Whitley Comments

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Mary Whitley ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) will continue to help the National Institutes of Health manage a facility that monitors federal granting activities under a $72 million re-compete contract. The five-year agreement is meant to support the agency’s operation of the Electronic Research Administration, which reviews and implements about 190,000 grants worth some $30 billion annually,...

NIH Heart Institute Picks Five for $184M IT Services IDIQ

A National Institutes of Health division has selected five contractors to compete for task orders on a potential $184 million contract covering information technology support services. Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAI) announced Wednesday it won $18 million in orders to install new technology for the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute‘s websites and databases. Washington...

SAIC Wins Spot on $184M NIH Heart Institute IT BPA; Steve Comber Comments

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Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAI) has won a position on a potential $184 million contract covering information technology support services for a National Institutes of Health organization. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute awarded the five-year contract as a multiple-award blanket procurement agreement, SAIC announced Wednesday. SAIC won three task orders worth $18...