Training and Certification

Vangent subcontract calls for expansion of Army learning programs

Vangent Inc. has been awarded a $95 million subcontract from Pragmatics Inc. to support the Army’s Classroom XXI Enterprise Classroom Program with a sophisticated learning technology infrastructure.

Why a critical IT shortage is inevitable for states

A survey by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers finds that states are facing critical shortages of IT workers, made worse by furloughs, hiring freezes and stagnant salaries. And the retirements of many older workers loom.

DRC joins contractor trio to boost Army training program

Dynamics Research Corp. and three other contractors will share a five-year, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity Army training contract that has a $30 million ceiling.

Alion puts Guard Dog through its paces for DARPA

Alion Science and Technology Corp. will conduct performance evaluations on the Graph Understanding and Analysis for Rapid Detection – Deployed On the Ground (Guard Dog) program, under a three-year, $4.5 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Senate takes step toward better acquisition

Upgrading the institute and making sure it has enough money will ultimately lead to more effective oversight of government contracting, the measure's backers say.

Unisys gains NASA flight simulation contract

NASA awarded a $48.5 million contract to Unisys Corp. to provide support for flight simulation research at Langley Research Center.

CACI to aid Army with intelligence processing upgrades

CACI International Inc. will provide program management and technical engineering services to the Army under a $45 million task order.

SAIC, University of Md. to support cybersecurity initiatives

Science Applications International Corp. and the University of Maryland are teaming up to support initiatives that promote cybersecurity education, research and technology development.

DOD acquisition officials see trade-off problem

Best-value trade-offs are time-consuming and a sticky subject, especially when they involve complex contracts, a lot of money and bid protests.

TechAmerica issues call for action on procurement

The industry group is calling on the Office of Management and Budget, government agencies and government contractors to take steps to improve collaboration, risk management and program management and make wider use of agile development techniques.

CGI’s new awards provide training support for Marines

CGI Federal will provide training support to the Marine Corps under three new USMC wide-range transformation modernization program awards worth a total of $18 million.

ICF goes 4-for-4 with quartet of HHS contract wins

ICF International Inc. will continue to provide technical and training assistance to the Health and Human Services Department having won one new contract and three recompete contracts that have a total combined value of more than $60 million over five years.

Alion continues modeling, simulation services to Army

Alion Science and Technology Corp. will continue to provide modeling and simulation services to the Army under a $3.6 million task order.

Industry retirees leave mainframe computers behind

Old mainframe computers stay at a company longer than the employees who know how to run them, according to a news report.

SAIC will test and evaluate Air Force information center ops

Science Applications International Corp. will provide test and evaluation services at the Air Force Joint Electronic Warfare Center in Nevada under a task order that has a total value of more than $14 million.

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