• Northrop Grumman System Corp. is making drones and helping the Navy with upkeep and support. On Friday, the company received a $61.3 million boost to an existing contract it has with the armed fighting force to ensure that unmanned aircraft is “mission-capable for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions,” according to a Defense Department release. A large chunk of the work will take place at the home base of Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., but some will take place “outside [the] continental United States.”
• The National Labor Relations Board is holding a training conference for field managers at a hotel in Georgetown. The cost to hold and cater the event, in addition to renting rooms for a total of about 80 people, comes to $100,311. The Westin Georgetown won the contract for the multi-day event.
• Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, an agency within the Defense Department, awarded a small business in Puerto Rico a $21.2 million contract to make the uniform shirts and pants used by the Navy. M&M Manufacturing is expected to finish the work by June 2015, but the contract could be extended for another four years.
• The Mine Safety and Health Administration, a division of the Labor Department, awarded a $610,000 contract to Four Peaks Enterprises. The company will provide staffing for the National Mine Health and Safety Academy health and wellness center, located on a 76-acre training facility in West Virginia, to help “incorporate strategies to promote a healthier workplace.” The academy includes about 88 full-time Labor Department officials and 85 full-time contractor personnel. There are fluctuating numbers of students there, up to 600, who are required to complete 45 minutes of physical activity per day.
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