Posts from GovCon Daily for 09/17/2015

Ashton Carter: US Military Could Face $38B Deficit Under Full-Year CR

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said a lack of a full annual budget from Congress would push the Defense Department to implement what he called “irresponsible” cuts to military programs, Defense News reported Wednesday…
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Grant Thornton: 42% of GovCon Firms Saw Increased Contract Revenues During FY 2014

Forty-two percent of U.S. government contracting firms that responded to a Grant Thornton survey reported growth in revenues from their contracts with public sector organizations during the past fiscal year…
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PSC, California Tech Council Partner to Help Early-Stage GovCon Firms

The Professional Services Council has teamed up with the California Technology Council in an effort to help early-stage firms and entrepreneurs offer their technological platforms and services to federal agencies through the government procurement process…
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FEMA Taps Fluor for Engineering, Architectural Support Task Order; Bruce Stanski Comments

Fluor Corp. has received a potential one-year task order to carry out engineering and architectural support work for the Federal Emergency Management Agency in support of FEMA’s disaster recovery efforts in Texas…
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HHS R&D Arm, AstraZeneca Form Antibiotic Development Partnership; Robin Robinson Comments

AstraZeneca and the Department of Health and Human Services have signed a partnership agreement on the development of antibiotics for drug-resistant infections and potential bioterrorism threats. HHS said Wednesday the public-private partnership also includes a cost-sharing deal in which the department’s Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority will contribute up to $170 million over a five-year period…
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