The Obama Administration’s plans to upgrade the food safety system could bring welcome relief to local and state agencies who have struggled to prevent food illness outbreaks amid bureaucracy as well as limited resources and federal leadership. Plans include a new, public health-focused approach to food safety based on three core principles: prioritizing prevention; strengthening surveillance and enforcement; and improving response and recovery, according to a Health and Human Services press release. They are based on key findings of the Food Safety Working Group, which were announced recently. The group was created by President Obama in March to advise the Administration on food safety system upgrades.
Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has won a potential three-year, $63M contract to develop, engineer and integrate a training system based on synthetic signature generation technology for the U.S. Navy. The company will also help the service brancg test, implement and maintain the SSG trainer as part of the cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the Department of Defense said Tuesday.
Bechtel has been awarded a 44-month, $383M contract to design, construct, test and commission a second mobile launcher at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. NASA said Wednesday it will use the ML2 to assemble, process and launch the Space Launch System rocket with the Orion spacecraft on missions moon and Mars. The platform will be built to support KSC's exploration ground systems.