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Sep 09. BAE to power hybrid buses. Business Wire reports that BAE Systems will provide propulsion systems for up to 500 hybrid electric buses recently ordered by King County Metro Transit. The firm also has an option for 200 more. The firm’s HybriDrive systems will power Daimler Orion 7 buses. The new buses will have BAE Systems’ lithium-ion batteries that the firm says give long life, low weight and good fuel economy and thus low emissions. BAE Systems HybriDrive units power more than 2,000 buses in cities across North America and in the United Kingdom. (Source: Transport News Brief)
14 Sep 09. Lockheed Martin has been selected as one of several contractors to support the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Information Technology Solutions-EPA II (ITS-EPA II) agreement. Under this GSA Schedule 70 Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA), Lockheed Martin and its team will provide a broad range of information technology (IT) maintenance and services across the EPA to enable secure information exchange, environmental data analysis, and aid in scientific investigation of geographic areas to generate informed decision making across the government and environmental community. This work will support the identification of danger zones, climate change modeling and Geographic Information Systems database management. The ITS-EPA II agreement has a seven-year period of performance and a combined ceiling value of $955m.