CMS Awards 15 Spots on Potential $7B Modeling, Evaluation IDIQ

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has awarded 15 positions on a potential five-year, $7 billion contract to help design and implement service and delivery models for managing costs of federal healthcare programs. CMS announced the contract awards Monday in a FedBizOpps notice and said the agency received 23 proposals for the multiple award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity...

Mark Gray: ASRC Federal InuTeq to Back Army’s Research Supercomputer Net

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Mark Gray ASRC Federal InuTeq has been awarded a potential five-year, $88 million contract to provide technical and professional support services for the U.S. Army’s defense research engineering network modernization program. Mark Gray, ASRC Federal president and CEO, said Monday the company will support technologies that the Army works on through the branch’s research, development, test...

DHS Seeks Academic Partners for Border Security Research Projects

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The Department of Homeland Security is providing up to million in funding for research work into tools to help improve the nation’s immigration system and resilience to coastal disasters, Homeland Security Today reported Friday. DHS will distribute the awards under a set of potential five-year, $20 million cooperative agreements and support university-led research centers of excellence, according...

Ed Sheehan: CTC Forms 3 New Operating Groups

Ed Sheehan Concurrent Technologies Corp. has moved to build up its customer services and core offerings by introducing a new operating structure and business approach. Ed Sheehan, president and CEO of CTC, said Monday the nonprofit organization has formed the engineering, technology and services groups in an effort to sustain business relationships with customers and partners. Jerry Hudson will lead...

Boeing-Lockheed JV Wins $173M to Help NASA Study the Sun

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A United Launch Alliance subsidiary has been awarded a 2.7 million contract to launch a NASA spacecraft that is designed for solar research, The Motley Fool reported Tuesday. Rich Smith writes United Launch Services LLC will work to integrate the Solar Orbiter‘s payload, monitor the spacecraft’s flight and track the mission’s telemetry. The mission, a joint program between NASA and the European...

Boeing to Structure R&D Unit Around ‘Indepedent and Cooperative’ Centers; Greg Hyslop Comments

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Greg Hyslop Boeing (NYSE: BA) has moved to structure its research and technology unit around new technology research centers in five states. The company will open the centers in Alabama, California, Missouri, South Carolina and Washington in an effort to combine technology development works and partner with universities, industry and government research centers, Boeing said Thursday. Greg Hyslop,...

IBM Launches Public Sector Cloud Innovation Center in DC; John Kelly Comments

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has opened a cloud computing center in Washington that will work to help federal agency and public sector customers adopt cloud environments. The Federal Cloud Innovation Center is built to house more than 500 on-site professionals and more than 37,000 cloud experts worldwide who will collaborate with agencies to develop open standards for enterprise-wide cloud computing, IBM said...

Army Research Lab Approves Alcoa Vehicle Armor; Mark Vrablec Comments

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The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has approved an Alcoa (NYSE: AA) armor plate for use in U.S. military vehicles after being tested on a prototype ground vehicle demonstrator intended to be fuel efficient. ArmX® 5456-H151 armor plates are designed to absorb blasts and resist ballistic weapons, Alcoa said Thursday. “Alcoa’s military-grade aluminum alloys and products have helped the U.S. military...

Bechtel JV to Build Laser System for EU Research Facility; John Howanitz Comments

A joint venture that includes Bechtel has won a contract worth more than $45 million to create laser technology for the pan-European extreme light infrastructure facility located near Prague in the Czech Republic. Lawrence Livermore National Security LLC will build the device to facilitate research in homeland security, medical imaging and quantum physics at the facility, Bechtel said Wednesday. “This...

ASRC Federal Subsidiary Wins Geological Research Contract; Paul Dillahay Comments

An ASRC Federal‘s InuTeq subsidiary has won a potential five-year $11 million contract to help a U.S. Geological Survey data center find new ways to conduct earth science research. The USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science Center is responsible for managing remote sensing data on climate and land use change, ASRC Federal said Tuesday. “Our dedicated scientists and researchers are...