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• The Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded approximately $56 million to Lockheed Martin Corp. on July 22, giving them their seventh option period on the same contract. Lockheed Martin is one of two contractors that support the department’s “overall IT infrastructure needs” through tasks such as software support and database management. While the new option period will end in July 2012, additional options could sustain the contract  through July 2015.


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• The Veterans Affairs Department on July 26 signed off on just under $10 million of monthly incremental funding for Phonak. The company will deliver approximately 30,000 hearing aids for healthcare-enrolled veterans by the end of August. The contract was signed in November 2009 and is in its first option year. The contract will be over in November 2014 if all extra option years are used. Veterans Affairs can order up to $10 million per month of hearing aids under the current contract.


• The Navy on Aug. 1 awarded General Electric Aircraft Engines an almost $71.5 million contract modification. General Electric will provide 18 F414-GE-400 engine device kits and 18 F414-GE-400 engines, which power F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircrafts. The work will be completed at 10 United States and one Canada location. The majority of the work will be performed in Lynn, Mass., for the contract, which should be completed in July 2013.


Lend Lease announced July 27 that it received an award of $168 million to modify an existing Army contract. Lend Lease secured the funding to “build more larger-sized homes than previously planned, reflecting the changing needs of military service members and their families,” according to a press release. The work is taking place at the Island Palm Communities project in Hawaii.


— Contract information compiled from defense.gov, USASpending.gov and press releases provided to The Hill. Send statements about government contracts to rleven@thehill.com