Contract Awards

HHS, DoD Sign $486M Deal for AstraZeneca COVID-19 Drug


AstraZeneca has secured a $486M contract from the departments of Health and Human Services and Defense to further develop and test a pair of monoclonal antibodies as potential COVID-19 treatment. The company will use the funds to conduct large-scale production and Phase 3 trials of the experimental AZD7442 combo drug to help prevent or treat SARS-CoV-2 infections, HHS said Friday.

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Pentagon Awards $600M to Advance 5G Experimentation; Michael Kratsios Quoted

Michael Kratsios Acting Undersecretary DoD

The Department of Defense has made $600M in awards to support 5G testing and experimentation projects with 15 companies at five U.S. military installations. “The Department of Defense is at the forefront of cutting edge 5G testing and experimentation, which will strengthen our Nation’s warfighting capabilities as well as U.S. economic competitiveness in this critical field,” said Michael Kratsios, acting undersecretary of defense for research and engineering and U.S. chief technology officer.

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USAF Selects Amentum to Provide Maintenance Services Under $14B Contract Vehicle; Karl Spinnenweber Quoted

Dr. Karl Spinnenweber EVP Amentum

The Air Force selected Amentum to provide maintenance services for all fixed-wing aircraft platforms under the 10-year, $14 billion Aircraft Maintenance Enterprise Solution (ACES) contract vehicle. Amentum was awarded a position on the new multi-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract in July. “We are excited to continue serving our Air Force customers under the ACES contract,” said Dr. Karl Spinnenweber, executive vice president and general manager of Amentum’s Mission Readiness Group.

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