SIGA Technologies Incorporated, New York, New York, has signed a contract with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to deliver two million courses of its smallpox antiviral, ST-246(R), to the strategic national stockpile. The contract award is worth $433 million and includes options that would raise the contract's total value to approximately $2.8 billion, if exercised. ST-246(R) is an oral therapeutic agent active against orthopoxviruses, including smallpox. While no longer present naturally in the environment, smallpox is considered a bioterrorism threat, and there is currently no FDA-approved treatment for symptomatic individuals. ST-246(R) works by blocking the ability of the virus to spread to other cells, preventing it from causing disease. The FDA has designated ST-246(R) for "fast-track" status, creating a path for expedited FDA review and eventual regulatory approval.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Aerospace Systems Unmanned Systems, San Diego, California, is being awarded a $42 million contract modification to convert eight Army Vertical Takeoff and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to Navy configuration. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
Northrop Grumman Intelligence Systems, Chantilly, Virginia, is being awarded a greater than $9 million contract modification to extend the Airborne Signals Intelligence Payload (ASIP) baseline contract to support the ASIP post-initial operational test and evaluation flight testing on the Global Hawk platform. Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.
Maj. Gen. Richard P. Mills, USMC, has been selected for promotion to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as deputy commandant for combat development and integration; commanding general, Marine Corps Combat Development Command; commander, U.S. Marine Forces Strategic Command; commanding general, Marine Corps National Capital Region Command; commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces National Capital Region; and commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Cyber Command.
This free iPhone app helps you squeeze more out of your data plan and shrink your bills. Save up to 80 percent, understand your data usage, see how much each app requires and get more connectivity at no extra cost.
Dynamics Research Corporation, Andover, Massachusetts, recently announced that it has been awarded a four-year contract with the Air Mobility Command (AMC) Fuel Efficiency Office (FEO) Technical and Developmental Program Support Contract valued at nearly $4 million. Under the terms of the contract, DRC will provide technical and developmental program services supporting information technology initiatives to enhance the fuel efficiency of AMC operations and related mission decisions. DRC will work to automate manpower intensive processes, convert mission information into useable and relevant information and support changes in information technology functional requirements.