Archive: Market Sectors

CoVant Acquires Bomb Disposal, WMD, Experts A-T Solutions

By Calvin Biesecker CoVant, a private equity partnership firm founded in late 2006, said yesterday it has made its first acquisition, A-T Solutions, Inc., which provides analytical and training services in explosives ordnance awareness and disposal, weapons of mass destruction (WMD) awareness, and homeland security preparedness to DoD, homeland security and even commercial customers. A-T, […]

Members of Congress May Seek To Overturn Tanker Decision

By Jen DiMascio and Emelie Rutherford Regardless of whether the Air Force acted legally and responsibly in its decision to choose Northrop Grumman [NOC] to build the service’s next aerial refueling tankers, lawmakers may still move to overturn the decision. "I think the decision was based on the law. I think [the Air Force] followed […]

NNSA: RRW Makes Return To Nuke Testing Less Likely

By George Lobsenz The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), seeking to resurrect its new warhead plan in the face of a skeptical Democratic-controlled Congress, is suggesting that development of the "reliable replacement warhead" would make it less likely that it would have to resume underground nuclear testing than if it continues piecemeal refurbishment of the […]

Coast Guard RDC Seeks SETA Services

The Coast Guard’s Research and Development Center (RDC), which is now part of the service’s newly consolidated Acquisition Directorate (CG-9), is tasked to provide system engineering and technical assistance (SETA) to all aspects of RDC activities. Tasking will typically be related to the following RDC functional areas: requirements, alternatives, cost and operations analysis; systems engineering […]

ICx Nabs Up to $19M in Chem/Bio Detection Awards

ICx Technologies [ICXT] has received two contracts potentially valued at over $19 million for continued development of chemical and biological detection technologies. The largest award, a multi-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract from the Army Research Office, is worth up to $17.2 and is for further development of the company’s enzyme and mass spectrometry-based technologies […]

DHS NPPD Seeks Infrastructure Protection Services

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) National Protection Programs Directorate, Office of Infrastructure Protection has a requirement for professional services to support the Homeland Infrastructure Threat and Risk Analysis Center Infrastructure Risk Assessments and related programs. The office needs contractual support that provides expertise in the following areas: contract management; security strategies support; risk integration […]

ManTech Wins $9.7M to Provide IT Services to DHS S&T

ManTech International [MANT] received a four-year, $9.7 million task order from the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate under the EAGLE contract to provide information technology (IT) security compliance services, IT security architecture services; and IT security independent verification and validation of S&T’s applications and systems at headquarters and throughout its […]

CBP Plans RFP for Human Resources Support

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) plans to issue a Request for Proposals around March 17 for human resources consultant support services. The procurement will be a small business set-aside. Sol. No. HSBP1008R1628. Respond by March 14. Contact: Monica Watts-Cooke, contract specialist, 202-344-2938,

Smiths Detection Gets $7.2M Air Force HazMat Award

Smiths Detection has received $7.2 million in follow-on awards from the Air Force Civil Engineer Support Agency for hazardous materials identification equipment. The company previously won a $4.5 million order last year from the services for HazMat equipment. Smiths says the new order further positions its portable HazMatID and handheld APD 2000 identifiers for Air […]

HHS Issues BAA for Radiological Medical Countermeasures

The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority has issued a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) to develop new chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear therapeutics, including the development of new indications for already licensed therapeutics, as novel medical countermeasures for the treatment of populations exposed to acute radiation. Titled Therapies […]