Industry Insider

MeriTalk compiles a weekly roundup of contracts and other industry activity. Here’s what happened this week in the Federal Information Technology community.

BlackBerry Expands FedRAMP-Authorized Crisis Communication

Blackberry has expanded its FedRAMP-authorized AtHoc software to include real-time personnel accounting in a crisis. AtHoc Accounting “combines inputs from managers about their team, call center operators, data streams from HR and travel systems, as well as self-reporting by individuals.” The software enables agencies and organizations to create centralized safety reports and comply with U.S. Federal mandates for personnel accounting.

CSRA Provides Support for Marine Systems

The U.S. Marine Corps awarded CSRA a five-year, $143 million contract to provide engineering, maintenance and operations support for the Marine Corps Total Force System and Standard Accounting Budgeting Reporting System. “CSRA is extremely proud of our long-standing partnership with the U.S. Marine Corps,” said Executive Vice President Ken Deutsch, head of CSRA’s Defense Group. “We are honored to continue this legacy and support the TSO’s personnel and payroll services.”

Raytheon Gets Air Force Contract

The U.S. Air Force recently awarded Raytheon a $12.6 million contract to develop, field, and sustain Medium Altitude Long Endurance Tactical Multi-Spectral Targeting Systems software. Under the contract, Raytheon’s team will support multispectral targeting sensors on the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper medium-range attack unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

American Systems Works on Aircraft Collision Avoidance

The U.S. Navy awarded American Systems, an IT company based in Chantilly, Va., a $30 million contract for engineering and technical acquisition relating to air vehicle simulations on May 16. Under the contract, American Systems will create algorithms that can be used in collision avoidance systems for manned and unmanned aircraft.

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