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Pentagon announces $17.4M in contracts under Defense Production Act

Pentagon announces $17.4M in contracts under Defense Production Act

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Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The Pentagon announced contracts totaling $ 17.4 million on Friday to retain contractors' workforce capabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. All were ordered under the Defense Production Act Title III, which provides the president with broad authority to support, through economic incentives, essential domestic industrial resources involved in national defense and homeland security requirements. Advertisement A $ 3.1 million contract, in conjunction with the Department of Health and Human Services, was announced with BioFire Defense LLC of Salt Lake City to expand production capacity for diagnostic testing for the COVID-19 virus. AQYR Technologies received a $ 3.6 million contract to expand production capability of the Global Broadcast Service Portable Receiver Suite. A ...