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18 Nov 10. General Dynamics Information Technology was selected by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as one of 46 awardees of the Information Technology Supplies and Support Services (IT SSS) contract. The multiple award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract has a potential value of $30bn to all awardees over eight years if all options are exercised. General Dynamics will provide technical services for the FBI’s multiple information technology systems and engage in developmental projects and programs. These services include refreshing program information technology, hardware and software operations and maintenance, server maintenance, hardware configuration, database management, technical/enterprise architecture and design, critical infrastructure protection, network security and risk and vulnerability management. The work will be primarily performed in the Washington, D.C. area, Clarksburg, W. Va., and Quantico,
Va.

18 Nov 10. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a contract to begin field testing a new generation of autonomous biodetection instruments as part of the BioWatch Gen-3 program. Northrop Grumman was awarded the $8.4m task order under the BioWatch Gen-3 System Performance Demonstration Contract. The total potential value of the contract is $37 million over three years. Northrop Grumman will test 12 of the Next Gen Automated Detection System (NG-ADS) units in outdoor and indoor locations in a major U.S. city for several months to determine the readiness of the systems for future deployment. The company will provide autonomous biodetection equipment and technical support, including the operation and maintenance of the units during the course of the field test.

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