By The Hill Staff - 07/17/13 10:45 PM EDT
• The Navy is spending as much as $900 million on contracts with 13 companies — including heavyweights Booz Allen Hamilton, CACI Technologies, Honeywell Technology Solutions and Lockheed Martin Services — for “integrated cyber operations services.” That includes technology, equipment, support services, in addition to the research and development of new “computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance [and] reconnaissance,” among other categories. The contract may last up to 2018.
• The State Department is spending up to $1 billion on “life support services” at four of its embassy compounds in Iraq. PAE Government Services, a frequent contractor with the federal government, received the award, which could last five years. The company will be primarily involved in preparing and serving food and delivering fuel, though they will be support staff in other areas. Though the maximum cost of the contract is $1 billion, the State Department estimates the spending will only be $403 million.
• The Department of Veterans Affairs awarded a contract worth more than $1 million to Medical Logistic Solutions, a medical courier service based in Colorado. The company will pick up and deliver blood specimens from Veterans Affairs labs in Northeast Ohio. The initial contract lasts for a year, with the option to renew it for four additional years.
• Broadcasting Board of Governors, the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) and Voice of America (VOA), awarded contracts to two companies and an individual to conduct broadcast, Internet and radio journalism training classes. There is no amount listed in the award documents, but the contracts were reserved for small businesses only. VOA reporters will learn how to dress on camera and take courses in photojournalism, new media technologies, effective interviewing and audio and video editing. The contracts were awarded to Oratorio, McMillon Communications and Deborah Potter.
• The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded a $110 million contract to AECOM to assist the agency with its South Sudan Transition and Conflict Mitigation Program, which aims to “enhance peace and stability in areas of South Sudan where violence is high and government presence is low.” Among the program’s activities are providing at-risk youth with employment training and engagement in sporting events. Documents don’t say what the company — which provides global “professional technical and management support services” — will be doing for USAID.
• The Department of the Army awarded a five-year, $842,000 contract to TCMP Health Services, a frequent government contractor. The company, owned by a service-disabled veteran, will provide one full-time psychologist to a military hospital in Seoul, South Korea.