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• The Defense Department awarded a $2.24 million contract to Greytek, a veteran-owned small business, to provide cybersecurity support for several roles at the agency. The deal requires the contractor to provide a person who will serve as a “counterintelligence security representative” and a point of contact with department officials when traveling overseas. That person will produce “foreign travel threat briefings” and security presentations. The contractor must also have someone “monitor, audit, analyze” the information systems that alert for “unauthorized access, insider threat, hacking or penetration attempts from known threats,” among other tasks.

• The Department of Homeland Security is leasing x-ray machines for $64.6 million from Smiths Detection. The machines will be used to screen for mail and other deliveries to federal facilities, according to documents attached to the contract solicitation. 

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• Ten monkeys — each of different type or country of origin — will be delivered to the National Institutes of Health as part of research that takes place at the agency. The contract, awarded to World Wide Primates, is worth $7.58 million. The different kinds of non-human primates that will be delivered include Rhesus macaques from both India and China, a squirrel monkey, a Chlorcebus aethiops (otherwise known as an African green) and Cynomolgus macaques, which are often used in studies examining diabetes, cardiovascular disease and breast, uterine and other cancers. The contract includes crates, transportation, housing and a per diem, according to solicitation documents.

• The Army Corps of Engineers is awarding a large, multi-year contract in order to ensure that it is prepared to handle any “disasters,” according to a release. Hollon Contracting, a small business in Alabama, won the $10 million award to help the government with “emergency repairs” that are needed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The contract is expected to last until May 2020. 

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