According to the Department of Defense, “AT&T (NYSE: T) was awarded a $218, 708, 000 firm-fixed-price contract award for DISN Video Services-Global (DVS-G) which provides video service and video teleconference services. The period of performance is from Dec. 1, 2010, to Nov. 30, 2012, for the base period with three one-year option periods. This contract will provide interoperable global unclassified and classified video services and a full-service VTC utility for all DISN users. The VTC service is a real-time, near-full motion video service that allows simultaneous video and audio communications between two or more dedicated or dial-up VTC sites worldwide. DVS-G provides critical support to a variety of overseas contingency operations missions. The solicitation was issued as an other than full and open competition pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1). Solicitation was posted to the Federal Business Opportunities website; only one proposal was received from AT&T Corp., a large business. The DITCO, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., is the contracting activity (HC1013-11-C-0100).”
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.