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News Tipoffs for Alabama Editors Newsletter for Sunday July 26, 2020 ( 25 items )  

119 Companies Awarded Share of $147.05 Million Navy Contract
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- The U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on July 23: Alexandria Technical and Community College, Alexandria, Minnesota (N00189-20-D-Z800); Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, Maryland (N00189-20-D-Z801); Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona (N00189-20-D-Z802); Ashford University, San Diego, California (N00189-20-D-Z803); Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota (N00189-20-D  more

21.1 Million Funding Available for Head Start Services Expansion in 14 States
WASHINGTON, July 25 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families announced that it expects to award up to 30 grants for head start or early head start services expansion in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma and South Carolina. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $21,140,818 with a ceiling of 4,027,077. The category of funding activ  more

36 Orthopaedic Specialty, State Societies Issue Joint Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- Thirty-six orthopaedic specialty and state societies have issued a joint public comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' proposed rule entitled "Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Proposed Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2021 Rates; Quality Reporting and Medicare and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Programs Requirements for Eligible Hos  more

5 Companies to Compete for $247 Million Army Contract
WASHINGTON, July 22 -- The U.S. Army Field Directorate Office issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on July 21: Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., McLean, Virginia (W9124L-20-D-0006); Calibre Systems Inc., Alexandria, Virginia (W9124L-20-D-0007); Janus Research Group LLC, Evans, Georgia (W9124L-20-D-0008); Tec-Masters Inc., Huntsville, Alabama (W9124L-20-D-0009); and Yorktown Systems Group Inc., Huntsville, Alabama (W9124L-20-D-0010), will compete for each order of th  more

Accenture Federal Services Awarded $89.62 Million Air Force Contract
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- The U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on July 23: Accenture Federal Services LLC, Arlington, Virginia, has been awarded an $89,615,577 multiple-year firm-fixed-price contract (FA8771-20-C-0014) action to sustain existing infrastructures and establish new cloud common infrastructure and services for Air Force enterprise resource planning: Air Force Integrated Personnel and Pay System, Defen  more

AHI Gains $74 Million Contract Modification
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on July 23: AHI, Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded a $73,999,755 modification to a contract (W58RGZ-18-C-0007) for 15 UH-72 D-2 production aircraft and options to procure three additional D-2 production aircraft, 18 jettisonable cockpit doors, 14 engine inlet barrier filters and 14 environmental control units. Work will be performed in Grand Prairie, Texas, with a  more

Alabama Hospital Association Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- Donald E. Williamson, president and CEO of the Alabama Hospital Association, Montgomery, has issued a public comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' proposed rule entitled "Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Proposed Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2021 Rates; Quality Reporting and Medicare and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Programs   more

Alabama Hospital Association Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 17 -- Donald E. Williamson, president and CEO of the Alabama Hospital Association has issued a public comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' proposed rule entitled "Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Proposed Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2021 Rates; Quality Reporting and Medicare and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Programs Requirements   more

Barlovento Awarded $45 Million Army Corps of Engineers Contract
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on July 23: Barlovento LLC, Dothan, Alabama, was awarded a $45,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract to support the advanced contract (W9128F-20-D-0043) initiative for emergency temporary roof repairs for the Gulf Coast of the continental U.S. Bids were solicited via the internet with seven received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with a  more

DRS Sustainment Systems Awarded $189.83 Million Contract
WASHINGTON, July 21 -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on July 20: DRS Sustainment Systems Inc., St. Louis, Missouri, was awarded an $189,828,895 hybrid (cost-no-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price) contract (W31P4Q-20-D-0031) for development, production, deployment and support of the Mobile-Low, Slow, Small Unmanned Aircraft System Integrated Defeat System. Bids were solicited via the internet with one receive  more

Emory University School of Medicine Winship Cancer Institute Professors Issue Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- The Emory University School of Medicine Winship Cancer Institute, Atlanta, Georgia, has issued a public comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' proposed rule entitled "Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Proposed Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2021 Rates; Quality Reporting and Medicare and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Programs Requi  more

EPA Proposed Rule: Partial Deletion of Redstone Arsenal Superfund Site
WASHINGTON, July 22 -- The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a proposed rule (40 CFR Part 300), published in the Federal Register, entitled: "National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Partial Deletion of the Redstone Arsenal (USARMY/NASA) Superfund Site". The proposed rule was issued by Mary Walker, Regional Administrator EPA R4. DATES: Comments must be received by August 21, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brad Jackson, Remedi  more

Fish & Wildlife Service Rule: Four Species Not Warranted for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- The Fish and Wildlife Service has issued a rule (50 CFR 17), published in the Federal Register, entitled: "Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Four Species Not Warranted for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species". The rule was issued by Aurelia Skipwith, Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. DATES: The findings in this document were made on July 23, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Species Contact information Arctic grayling, Jodi Bush, Proj  more

GAO Issues Report on Missile Defense
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report (GAO-20-432) entitled "Missile Defense: Assessment of Testing Approach Needed as Delays and Changes Persist". The report was sent to Sen. James M. Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, chairman, Sen. Jack Reed, D-Rhode Island, ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Sen. Richard C. Shelby, R-Alabama, chairman, Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Illinois, ranking member of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Defense, Rep.   more

GAO Sustains Protest by Leumas Residential of Virginia
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision sustaining a bid protest filed by Leumas Residential LLC of Fredericksburg, Virginia. According to the GAO, Leumas Residential LLC "protests the award of a contract to DSA, LLC, of Gadsden, Alabama, under request for proposals (RFP) No. N40080-19-R-2506, issued by the Department of the Navy, for grounds maintenance services at various naval facilities. The protester challenges the agency's evaluation of its propos  more

Government Marketing & Procurement Gains $18 Million Contract Modification
WASHINGTON, July 25 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on July 24: Government Marketing and Procurement LLC,* Wimberley, Texas, was awarded an $18,000,000 modification to a contract (W912DY-18-D-0024) for Vocera wireless hands-free communications systems and supporting hardware/software infrastructure. Work will be performed in Wimberley, Texas, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 1, 2023. Fiscal 2020 Defense H  more

Harvest Select Issues Public Comment on Fish & Wildlife Service Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 21 -- Randy Rhodes, president of Alabama Catfish LLC dba Harvest Select, Northport, has issued a public comment on the Fish and Wildlife Service's proposed rule entitled "Migratory Bird Permits: Management of Conflicts Associated with Double-Crested Cormorants Throughout the United States". The comment was written on July 15, 2020, and posted on July 16, 2020: * * * Alabama Catfish, LLC, dba Harvest Select is a vertically integrated US Farm Raised Catfish production and proces  more

House Appropriations Issues Report on Military Construction, VA - Title II - VA - Other Health Issues (Part 6 of 11)
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- The House Appropriations Committee issued a report (H.Rpt. 116-445) in explanation of the accompanying bill (H.R. 7609) making appropriations for military construction, veterans affairs and related agencies for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2021. The report was advanced by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Florida, on July 13. (Continued from Part 5 of 11) OTHER HEALTH ISSUES Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS).--The Committee calls the Department's a  more

Lockheed Martin Gains $702.88 Million Contract Modification
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on July 22: Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $702,881,910 modification to a contract (W31P4Q-18-C-0130) for procurement of Hellfire missiles. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2023. Fiscal 2010, 2011, 2018, 2019 and 2020 other procurement (Army) funds in the amount   more

NOAA: Notice of Availability of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group Final Phase II Restoration Plan
WASHINGTON, July 21 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has issued a notice, published in the Federal Register on July 20, entitled: "Notice of Availability of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group Final Phase II Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment #3.3: Large-Scale Barataria Marsh Creation: Upper Barataria Component". The notice was issued by Carrie Selberg, Director, Office of Habitat Conservation, National Marine Fisheries Service  more

Senate Conducted 5 Committee Hearings on July 23
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- The U.S. Senate conducted five committee hearings on July 23, 2020: U.S. SPECTRUM POLICY Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet concluded a hearing to examine the state of United States spectrum policy, after receiving testimony from Tom Power, CTIA, Washington, D.C.; H. Mark Gibson, CommScope, Inc., Ashburn, Virginia; Roslyn Layton, Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark; and Michael   more

Sikorsky Aircraft Awarded $19.51 Million Contract
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on July 23: Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $19,511,833 firm-fixed-price contract (W58RGZ-20-F-0473) for overhaul and repair of the tail rotor blade with pitch horn replacement for UH60 Blackhawk aircraft. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an   more

Southern Poverty Law Center Issues Public Comment on HHS Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 21 -- Tyler Clemons, staff attorney at the Southern Poverty Law Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, has issued a public comment on the Department of Health and Human Services' proposed rule entitled "Health and Human Services Grants Regulation". The comment was posted on July 16, 2020: * * * The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) writes to submit comments in response to the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) published in the Federal Register on November 19, 2019, regarding the r  more

SRC Awarded $425.87 Million Army Contract
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on July 23: SRC Inc., North Syracuse, New York, was awarded a $425,870,432 hybrid (cost-no-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price) contract (W31P4Q-20-D-0032) for development, production, deployment and support of the Expeditionary-Low, Slow, Small Unmanned Aircraft System Integrated Defeat System (E-LIDS). Bids were solicited via the internet with one receive  more

Vanguard Pacific Awarded $7.3 Million Air Force Contract
WASHINGTON, July 21 -- The U.S. Air Force 316th Wing issued the following high-value contract information through the Pentagon on July 20: Vanguard Pacific LLC, Foley, Alabama, has been awarded a $7,304,129 firm-fixed-price contract (FA2860-20-D-0003) for protective coating and sign maintenance. This contract provides for airfield rubber removal, striping of airfield, streets and parking lots, protective coating and sign maintenance. Work will be performed at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, a  more