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• The State Department is using the private security company G4S to guard the U.S. Embassy in Tallinn, Estonia. The contract, awarded last week, is worth more than $7.8 million euros.  Many of the duties required of the contractors are withheld from the public, but G4S is responsible for managing the “organizational structure, management, and qualified staff at levels adequate to meet or exceed” the protections needed by the government. 

• The Transportation Security Administration awarded a contract worth up to $134 million to Morpho Detection, a leading manufacturer of explosive, individual and “document identification” technology. The company will provide the TSA with “reduced size explosive detection systems,” including maintenance and support for the screeners, at airports for up to five years. 

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• The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is spending more than $690,000 on contractors to find news of interest to the agency and make daily briefs “that CFPB leadership can use to maintain general awareness of issues facing the administration.” The company involved, Bulletin Intelligence, specializes in customizing mass information for executives “delivered to each client’s executives by 5:00 a.m. via desktops and mobile devices.”

• The U.S. Coast Guard hired Ahtna Environmental to partner with the guard in Alaska and help it in efforts to restore coastal environments, investigate regulatory violations, manage data, and research and carry out large-scale environmental projects and sustainability plans, in addition to many other duties. Ahtna Environmental, which will receive $7.5 million for its services, was created in 2010. Its parent company, Ahtna Inc., is among the 13 corporations created by Congress in 1971 to settle financial and land claims made by Alaskan natives.

• The United States Postal Service (USPS) awarded a $2.1 million contract to New Jersey-based Sierra Mechanical Contracting to upgrade the heating and air conditioning system in its USPS auto shop in Jamaica, N.Y. The work must be completed within 270 calendar days, according to documents. 

Contract information compiled from General Services Administration data and government press releases. Send announcements about government contracts to mwilson@thehill.com.