According to the Department of Defense, “Booz Allen Hamilton is being awarded a $44, 000, 000 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for readiness and metrics support for the fleet readiness enterprise and warfare enterprises. Work will be performed in various locations in the continental United States, and is expected to be completed January 2011. Contract funds will not expire before the end of the fiscal year. This contract was competitively awarded through the Navy Electronic Commerce Online and Federal Business Opportunities websites, with three offers received. The Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity (N00189-08-D-0022).”
F5 Networks (Nasdaq: FFIV) has agreed to acquire Santa Clara, Calif.-based Shape Security for approximately $1B in cash as both companies aim to help government and enterprise customers secure digital experience with integrated offerings.
The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded Paratek Pharmaceuticals a potential a five-year, $169M contract to further develop an antibiotic drug as a potential treatment for inhalation anthrax.