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• The Treasury Department will be using specialty inks from a Switzerland-based company to print its currency and other government security documents. SICPA Securink Corp., whose North American headquarters is located in Springfield, Va., won a contract worth anywhere from $5 million to $45 million for the proprietary inks. According to award documents, the Treasury’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing will provide a proprietary “formula” that, when printed on paper, becomes infrared or reflective.

• The National Park Service on Monday awarded a contract worth about $222,000 to Garden State Fireworks to create a the July 4th fireworks display on the National Mall in Washington. The 123-year-old company boasts a roster of awards and performance venues — including the closing ceremony of the XV Winter Olympics in Canada and the Statue of Liberty bicentennial celebration in New York in 1986. 

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• The Department of Veterans Affairs is contracting with the National Academy of Sciences to conduct an “independent and unbiased” study to define “chronic multi-symptom illnesses” commonly found in Gulf War veterans. The contract documents are partially redacted, but the department says the study “is essential to resolving a long-standing controversy affecting research related to health problems” of veterans from the war in the early ’90s. “The lack of a universally accepted case definition has impeded progress in developing adequate treatments,” it says. The yearlong contract is worth $850,000.

• The Naval Sea Systems Command awarded Lockheed Martin a contract worth more than $52.9 million to maintain, test and integrate the Remote Minehunting System with Littoral Combat Ship mission modules into existing programs. The work should be completed by May 2016.

• The National Institutes of Health (NIH) works with taxi companies to provide transportation for patients and their families to and from local hospitals, hotels, airports and their homes in the Washington, D.C., area. Most recently, NIH awarded two companies — Barwood Inc. and Regency Cab, also known as Mohebbi Investments — with an award for up to $4.73 million to provide the services on a 24-hour per day, 365-day per year basis. 

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