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CenturyLink Adds DBaaS Via Cloud With Orchestrate Acquisition; Glen Post Comments

CenturyLink has acquired data services provider Orchestrate as part of efforts to incorporate the latter’s database-as-a-service tools and cloud-based NoSQL offering with the CenturyLink Cloud platform. CenturyLink said Monday the acquisition will also supplement its product development and technology team with Orchestrate’s data services team. “CenturyLink’s customers, like most enterprises, are expressing interest in solutions that …

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GSA Issues RFP for 3rd-Gen Leasing Support Services Contract

The General Services Administration is seeking proposals for the third generation of the GSA Leasing Support Services contract that works to provide the agency’s contracting officers with support for broker and leasing activity. GSA said Monday the request for proposals includes revisions to the components of strategic planning services, commission agreements, small business …

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Jacobs Engineering to Continue Test Evaluation Support for NASA

Jacobs Technology will continue to provide NASA with test evaluation and support services at the White Sands Test Facility in New Mexico under a one-year, $100 million contract option. NASA said Friday it exercised the second of two options to extend its three-year, $300 million Test Evaluation and Support Team contract with …

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Tony Smeraglinolo: Engility to Support USAID’s Agricultural Programs in Senegal

Engility Holdings (NYSE: EGL) will provide technical assistance services to the U.S. Agency for International Development for the Feed the Future program in Senegal under a four-year, $24 million contract. The company said Thursday it will support on-the-ground operations, including natural resource management, agricultural production and marketing. “Under this contract, we will continue to support …

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John Heller: State Dept Extends PAE Support for US Diplomatic Mission

PAE will continue to provide personnel to perform operations and maintenance work at U.S. embassies and consulates in Asia and Europe under a five-year, $48.3 million contract from the State Department. The company said Thursday the new contract extends its support for the U.S. diplomatic mission across 15 European and Asian locations. “We look forward to …

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NASA to Enter Contract Talks for Research, Tech Transfer Proposals; Steve Jurczyk Comments

NASA‘s solicitation for aerospace research and technology under phase two of its Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs will move forward to contract negotiations. The agency said Wednesday the 149 proposals have total estimated value of $118.1 million and involve 117 U.S. small businesses and research institutions from …

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Casey Coleman to Join Unisys’ Federal Arm as Civilian Agencies Group VP; PV Puvvada Comments

Casey Coleman, formerly client executive vice president at AT&T‘s (NYSE: T) government solutions business, has joined Unisys (NYSE: UIS) as group vice president for civilian agencies at the company’s federal business. Unisys said Wednesday Coleman will oversee service and product delivery to the company’s federal civilian agency clients. “Her expertise in areas like cloud, mobility, security …

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NIH Selects 65 Vendors on New $20B IT Commodities GWAC

The National Institutes of Health has awarded 65 companies positions on the five-year, $20 billion Chief Information Officer – Commodities and Solutions governmentwide acquisition contract, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Michael O’Connell writes that CIO-CS succeeds the Electronic Commodities Store III contract, which will remain valid through May 9. “This GWAC is intended …

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Navy Awards 13 Companies Spots on $49M ISR R&D Support Contract

The U.S. Navy has selected 13 companies as contractors on its five-year, $49 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to support the service’s research and development work on intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems. The Defense Department said Tuesday the vendors will perform work at locations in Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, South …

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BCF Solutions Wins Potential $486M AF Base Security Systems IDIQ

BCF Solutions has won a potential eight year, $486 million contract to provide force protection base security systems and associated upgrade and sustainment services to the U.S. Air Force. The Defense Department said Monday the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract includes delay-denial systems and fixed-site intrusion detection systems. DoD said the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center …

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