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The Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in New Orleans purchased six cameras to keep watch on the pharmacy’s prescription drug vault, adding to the ones it already has. “These cameras are needed to monitor the inventory of narcotics within the vault,” according to documents accompanying the contract. Johnson Controls, of Wisconsin, won the $26,220 contract.

The Department of Homeland Security purchased $13,875 worth of “pro-style MMA gloves,” referring to gloves used by professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters, “used for safety during striking drills.” A total of 450 Combat Sports-brand gloves were ordered from Carroll Communications, including 50 sized youth medium.

The Treasury’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing needs dogs able to detect explosives to keep employees, visitors and currency safe. Explosive Countermeasures International won the $336,622 contract to provide the services. Explosive sweeps will be conducted of, among other places, delivery trucks and cargo areas, and in “roving patrols for deterrent purposes.” 

The Pentagon awarded a $116,000 contract to McKinsey & Company, Inc., for a project titled “Improving Social Science on Nuclear Issues with Quasi-Experimental Simulation,” according to a government contracting website. Further details are not available.

The Library of Congress awarded LAC Federal with a $71,000 contract to help “rehouse” its Music Division, which provides access to the Performing Arts Reading Room, including about 20 million individual items such as music and book collections, musical instruments, and published and unpublished copyright deposits, among many other items, some dating back 1,000 years. The work includes “rehousing, labeling, adding security tab and bar code markers, and verifying content of approximately 18,000 boxes of Copyright Deposits,” according to contract documents.

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