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  • FDA Unveils 32 Awardees for Regulatory Science R&D Work - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    FDA Unveils 32 Awardees for Regulatory Science R&D Work

    The Food and Drug Administration has selected 32 companies and academic entities to provide research and development support services to advance studies in regulatory science under a potential $41.8M multi-award contract. The agency announced the R&D contract awards in a FedBizOpps notice posted Friday. The listed winners are: American Society of Nephrology Ann & Robert H. […] More

  • DARPA Unveils 8 Awardees on Second OFFSET Swarm Sprint, Solicits Offers for Third Core Area - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DARPA Unveils 8 Awardees on Second OFFSET Swarm Sprint, Solicits Offers for Third Core Area

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has announced the eight awardees for the second sprint of the OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics program and started to solicit proposals for the third sprint. OFFSET seeks to use swarms of up to 250 unmanned systems designed to provide ground military units with insights as they face mobility and communications […] More

  • NSF Taps 7 Universities to Create 4 Regional Big Data Hubs; James Kurose Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NSF Taps 7 Universities to Create 4 Regional Big Data Hubs; James Kurose Comments

    The National Science Foundation has awarded $5 million in grants to seven universities to set up four regional hubs that will work to advance big data developments, Fedscoop reported Monday. Billy Mitchell writes the regional “big data brain trusts“ will work to support programs across the country that seek to facilitate big data collection and establish […] More

  • DHS Selects 8 Firms, Universities for Mobile Security Tech R&D Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DHS Selects 8 Firms, Universities for Mobile Security Tech R&D Program

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has awarded six companies and two universities contracts worth $10.4 million combined to help DHS secure federally approved mobile devices. DHS said Thursday the eight awardees will explore tools and methods for mobile device instrumentation, transactional security, device layer protection and security management through the initiative. “While initially focused […] More

  • Joseph Bongiovi Named Michael Baker Int'l EVP, Chief HR Officer - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Joseph Bongiovi Named Michael Baker Int’l EVP, Chief HR Officer

    Joseph Bongiovi, a teaching and research fellow at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, has joined Michael Baker International as executive vice president and chief human resources officer. Bongiovi, who has held senior HR positions at several companies before he joined academia, will be in charge of realigning all HR functions as the company undergoes a reorganization, Baker […] More

  • University of North Carolina Report Analyzes Cloud Computing Risks - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    University of North Carolina Report Analyzes Cloud Computing Risks

    A report by University of North Carolina researchers for IBM‘s Center for the Business of Government examined the risks state and local governments face when transitioning to cloud platforms, GOVERNING reported Thursday. John Kamensky, a center senior fellow, writes that study authors Shannon Tufts and Meredith Weiss identified issues associated with cloud migration contracts based […] More

  • Battelle to Help NIH Collect Pain Research Data; Sudip Parikh Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Battelle to Help NIH Collect Pain Research Data; Sudip Parikh Comments

    Battelle has won a $5.2 million follow-on contract to help carry out a National Institutes of Health-funded program to research temporomandibular disorders and other pain conditions. The nonprofit science and technology organization will continue to analyze and collect data from patients enrolled in a study led by the University of North Carolina, the company said Wednesday. […] More

  • Siemens Backs Job Training Programs - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Siemens Backs Job Training Programs

    March marked a continued easing in jobless numbers. The Labor Department announced today the unemployment rate dropped to 8.8 percent, with 216,000 jobs added. The numbers paint a bright picture, but for many of the unemployed things still look pretty bleak. Being told there are jobs available isn't the same as finding them. “Help wanted” […] More

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