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

DISA Issues RFP for SETI Contract

The Defense Information Systems Agency has issued a request for proposal for the Systems Engineering, Technology and Innovation (SETI) contract. With this request for proposal, DISA is aiming to move toward an efficient approach for the procurement of engineering support/services, with a focus on innovation throughout the engineering life cycle. According to the press release, SETI is focused on fostering, developing, and encouraging innovation with the goal to reduce costs and timelines.

Applied Visions Gets DHS S&T Contract

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate awarded $16,339,743 to Applied Visions, a software company based in Northport, N.Y., on March 9. Under the contract, Applied Visions will develop a Unified Threat Management system that will help software developers better analyze code for cyber vulnerabilities. The contract was issued as part of the Homeland Security Advance Research Projects Agency Cyber Security Division’s Software Assurance Program.

DOE Installs LEDs in Headquarters

The Department of Energy finished installing 33,000 LED lights in its Washington, D.C., headquarters as part of an energy reduction initiative. ADI Energy, an energy services company based in Smithfield, R.I., conducted the installation. The LED lights, which replaced fluorescent lighting, are projected to cut energy use by 45 percent. The new lights, Philips Lighting’s InstantFit LED Lamps, have a longer life span than the fixtures they are replacing. ADI Energy completed the upgrade through an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC), which is part of the agency’s ENABLE program, in sixth months. The ENABLE program offers a standardized procurement process for small Federal projects that focus on energy conservation technology. ADI Energy’s ESPC contract will last 13 years.

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