As the 2013 sequester continues to jeopardize the budget of the federal government, government contracting companies have sought out both international markets and state and local government contracts to replace federal contract revenue.
ExecutiveBiz is on the front lines of these contract stories, delving into the various companies, municipalities and work involved in each.
In the past two weeks, the GovCon business website has covered five state and local government stories including companies such as Harris Corp., Parsons, Microsoft and MAXIMUS.
In order to help Genesee County, N.Y. public safety agencies better coordinate with eachother, Harris Corp. was awarded an $8 million contract to to implement a new communications system.
Law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services and county highway and public works departments will use the system designed with Harris' VIDA network.
Parsons recently won two transportation contracts, one with the state of Michigan to design two bridges and the other is for a design-build package to extend the Washington D.C. Metro to Dulles Airport from Fairfax County.
Parsons will be responsible for designing and building rail lines, stations and systems for phase two of the Metrorail project and designing two new lateral slide-in bridges for the Michigan Department of Transportation for the other contract.
For Microsoft’s recent contract win, the Redmond, Wa.-based firm will migrate 100,000 Texas government employees to Office 365 cloud for email, web conferencing and calendar sharing.
“The familiarity of Office backed by deep investments in cloud security, privacy and compliance play an important role in how Microsoft is enabling city, state and federal agencies to move to the cloud,“ said Michael Donlan, vice president for Microsoft's state and local government business.
ExecutiveBiz also covered two contracts worth up to $40 million for MAXIMUS to provide independent medical review and independent bill review services to the California State Division of Worker's Compensation.