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• The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is experimenting with new types of underwater vessels, and awarded a $7.6 million contract to Goodrich Corp. to design, engineer and fabricate a “full-scale prototype submarine rotor component under the hybrid demonstration program.” The company is estimated to have the work completed by next April.

• The U.S. Naval Special Operations Command awarded  $383,500 to Skydive Arizona to provide the elite fighters with parachute and wind-tunnel training. They will be working on “aerial demonstration skills” in the vertical wind tunnels. The multi-year contract will be worth more than $1 million.

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• The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is spending up to $200,000 for legal help from Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan, the nation’s largest minority-owned law firm. The FHFA needs help with two lawsuits related to the housing crash in the late 2000s and said the case requires “expert knowledge of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and experience defending individual and class actions.” The work is expected to last about nine months, but the agency has the option to extend for another three months.

• The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is contracting with Elm Fork Rifle and Pistol Inc., located in Dallas, to use its firing range for up to five years, costing a total of about $616,500. The TSA needs a range with a minimum of 12 “simultaneous shooting points” to train at least eight days per month.

• The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) is working on how it deals with managing both internal and external crises, and is paying up to $150,000 to strategic consulting firm Aveshka. The firm will help the agency with “crisis management and [emergency support function] ESF #13 support.” ATF is tasked with leading other agencies carry out ESF #13 — which includes helping “federal, state, local, tribal and territorial law enforcement agencies when they are overwhelmed by a disaster or terrorist attack” — in the case of an emergency.

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