$2B rains down in April contract showers

We rank the 10 largest contracts awarded during the month of April

Medicaid, communications, NASA and missile defense contracts pulled in the largest awards during April.

Values range from $435 million to $95 million, with the 10 largest contracts totaling just over $2 billion.

We are ranking the newly awarded contracts according to their ceiling value, not the total amount of business that has gone through the contracts. For the January through March countdown, click here. The contracts in our countdown are contracts Washington Technology covered during the month of April.

Let the countdown begin:

10. Orbital Sciences wins $95M Navy research deal
Orbital Sciences Corp. won a $95 million Navy contract to provide a wide range of services to support the development of spacecraft and airborne system prototypes.

The Dulles, Va., company will furnish research and analysis, design and development, and test and demonstration services for prototypes of spacecraft and airborne systems and subsystems.
The work will be performed in Washington, D.C., and Greenbelt, Md., under the auspices of the Naval Research Lab.

9. SAIC on board with $108M Navy technical support program

Science Applications International Corp. will provide systems engineering and technical support services to the Navy under a five-year contract worth more than $108 million if all options are exercised.

The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command’s Tactical Mobile Program awarded the contract. The program provides the ground support elements for preflight mission planning; in-flight data processing; and post-flight data processing and analysis for maritime patrol aircraft on anti-submarine warfare and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions.

SAIC will provide integration and testing of TacMobile hardware, engineering services for maintenance and support of currently fielded TacMobile systems, and design engineering services to support future system upgrades and technical refreshes.

8. HP wins $119M Kansas Medicaid contract

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services will get a few more years to work for the state of Kansas through a two-year, $119 million extension of an eight-year technology services contract.

HP will manage the Kansas Health Policy Authority’s customer service call center in Topeka, which processes an average of 250,000 calls a year related to Medicaid and HealthWave billing and payments.

As part of the $119 million extension, HP will enroll health care providers and process about 19 million claims per year for the state. The Herndon, Va.-based division of HP will also provide Medicaid management information systems maintenance to help the state keep the system current with the latest state and federal requirements. HP will also support efforts to detect overpayments, fraud and abuse.

7. Dell wins $120M outsourcing pact with DHS

Dell Perot Systems won a $120 million contract to process citizenship and immigration applications at 60 field offices of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services bureau.

Also included in the three-year contract is management of records distribution, file operations, FBI name and fingerprint checks, oath ceremony scheduling, and file and pending application and petition inventory requirements, the company said.

The company’s team includes ASRC Management Services, DOMA Technologies, the Data Entry Co., LongView International Technology Solutions Inc. and FedConsulting Inc.

6. Stanley wins $126M contract to keep Army equipment at the ready

Stanley Inc. won a three-year, $126 million contract to help an Army logistics center manage and maintain its equipment inventory.

The company will furnish a wide range of logistics support services to the Army’s Field Logistics Readiness Center at Fort Riley, Kan., company officials April 6.

Services include maintenance, supply, quality and production control services for the center and the units it supports such as the Army’s First Infantry Division based at Fort Riley. Stanley also will perform maintenance on ground support systems, including automotive, power generation, weapons and communications.

Stanley’s team includes Eagle Support Services Inc. and Orion Technology Inc.

5. L-3 to shield Air Force networks under $152M contract

L-3 Communications Corp. will help the Air Forces Central Command protect its network operations under a contract worth $152 million over five years.

Under the fixed-price contract, L-3 will furnish information technology and cyber operations support to the Air Forces Central Command and U.S. Central Command locations.

The company will furnish credentialed cyber operators to manage, monitor and defend the commands’ IT and network assets against malicious attack.

Other services include network and help desk support, information assurance, Web site development, project management and administrative services. Other services covered under the agreement are logistics support, configuration management, and global command and control.

4. Verizon wins $187M Networx deal at HHS

The Health and Human Services Department will pay Verizon Federal $187 million over seven years for an integrated customer contract solution to handle a million customer calls a week.

“Callers to Health and Human Services usually have a pressing need, and our contact center solution is making it easier for them get the information and assistance they need in the most timely way,” Susan Zeleniak, Verizon Federal group president, said.

The Verizon solution combines interactive voice response and touch-tone commands to transfer callers to the appropriate agent for handling. It also provides for quickly adding call center agents when there’s a surge in calls.

3. Raytheon reaches for the stars with $250M NASA contract 

Raytheon Co. will help NASA maintain and manage large volumes of sensing data and imagery from space instruments under a five-year, $250 million contract.

The NASA Goddard award, known as the Earth Observing System Data and Information System evolution and development contract, will give climate researchers access to data about the earth’s atmospheres, oceans, lands and their interactions.

NASA developed the program to manage data collected by a suite of earth observation satellites. The data is used by earth scientists, educators, federal, state, local and tribal agencies and the public. Uses of the data inlude climate change research, disaster planning and response, natural resource assessment, and understanding the earth as an integrated system.

2. Lockheed gets $424M bump on missile defense work

Lockheed Martin Corp. won a $424 million contract modification from the Defense Department to continue building a key component of the nation’s ballistic missile defense system.

Lockheed Martin is working on the integration of the command, control, battle management and communications portion of the missile defense system, focusing on adding more sensors and weapons systems.

Related work involves developing capabilities that will address security, situational awareness and increased functionality.

The two-year contract modification was awarded by the Missile Defense Agency. Lockheed won the original contract in 2002.

The company performs the program work in Arlington, Va., Huntsville, Ala., and Colorado Springs, Colo.

1. Lockheed captures $435M missile defense system contract

Under this $435 million missile defense contract, Lockheed Martin Corp. will help the Army field and maintain a system designed to defend against short-and-midrange ballistic missiles.

Lockheed Martin will support anti-ballistic missile system known as the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system.

The company will provide support throughout limited user testing. After that, Lockheed Martin will provide life cycle support consisting of maintenance, supply support, product assistance and training.

The Army activated the first THAAD battery in May 2008 at Fort Bliss, Texas. In October 2009, the Army activated a second THAAD battery, also based at Fort Bliss. Unit training for the second battery is scheduled to begin in May.

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