By The Hill Staff - 01/29/14 07:41 PM EST
• 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.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.