I?m glad I double-checked with you; I had a feeling you meant
?contracts?! ("Grants" tend to be awarded to states and cities.)
There are two sites where you can search ?Federal Business
Opportunities,? which is AKA FedBizOpps, and FBO .
You can find vendors (AKA ?contractors?), which are firms that have
been awarded contracts from DHS (Dept. of Homeland Security), and/or
the Department of Defense, by
going to the ?Federal Business Opportunities? page, at:
You can choose DHS, or whichever agency, from the pull-down menu under
?Acronym?; or just look underneath that menu and you?ll see icons for
DHS and for DoD (Dept. of Defense).
For instance, click on the icon ?DHS.? That will bring up this page:
The first link you?ll see there is: ?DHS - Border and Transportation
Security (DHS-BT).? Go to the end of that line at right, and click on
?Award? to bring up this page:
There, you?ll see:
?Aug 09, 2005
Agency: DHS - Border and Transportation Security
Office: Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC)
Location: FLETC Cheltenham Facility
Posted: Aug 09, 2005 Type: Award Title: Z -- IDIQ Electrical & Minor
Construction, FLETC, Cheltenham, MD Award Number:LCH05D00001
Click on the word ?Award,? which is a hyperlink. That will bring up
detailed information about the company that received the contract. In
this case, clicking ?Award? brings up:
Where you?ll see this information:
Contract Award Date: Aug 09, 2005
Contract Award Number: LCH05D00001
Contract Award Amount: $50,000.00
Contract Line Item Number:
Contractor: Innovative Power Solutions, LLC 1711 Edinburgh Lane, Suite
101 Dunkirk, MD 20754
You can go back to:
And click on ?For Awards Prior to Today CLICK HERE.?
At the main search page:
Click the DoD icon, to bring up:
You?ll see several agencies/categories listed. I tried ?Defense
Information Systems Agency (DISA),? and again, went to the extreme
right of the line and clicked ?Award.? That brought up:
Where you?ll see:
Aug 09, 2005
Agency: Defense Information Systems Agency
Office: Procurement and Logistics
Posted: Aug 09, 2005 Type: Award Title: A -- Electromagnetic Spectrum
Engineering Services Award Number:HC1047-05-C-4049
Again, click the word ?Award,? which is a hyperlink. That will bring up:
?Contracting Office Address
Defense Information Systems Agency, Procurement and Logistics,
DITCO-NCR, P.O. 4502, Arlington, VA, 22204-4502
Contract Award Date: Aug 05, 2005
Contract Award Number: HC1047-05-C-4049
Contract Award Amount: Estimate: $493M, including all options
Contract Line Item Number:
Contractor: ITT Industries, Inc. (dba) Advanced Engineering & Sciences
1761 Business Center Dr, Ste 200 Reston, VA 20191-0530?
You can back to http://www2.eps.gov/spg/DISA/awardToday_1.html
And click on ?For Awards Prior to Today, CLICK HERE,? to bring up
Then go to the bottom of the page and click the right arrow to go to
the next pages in this category. Just click the hyperlinks for
?Awards? if you see anything of interest while browsing.
Back at the main page:
I clicked DoD, and then went to the next to last category, ?Other
Defense Agencies (ODA),? and followed that line to the right and
clicked on the hyperlink ?Award.? That brought up:
Clicking ?For Awards Prior to Today CLICK HERE.? Brought up:
This page contains quite a few technology-related contracts. Just keep
clicking ?Award? to bring up details of the contract, including the
company that received the contract.
Btw, should your company ever want to put in for a bid, it seems to me
the easiest, fastest way for you to search this database will be by
using Classification Code A, which signifies R & D contracts (which
is a very broad category), and possibly code D, which is IT.
So, back at the main page:
Click on either DHS or DoD. For instance, click DoD bring up:
There, click ?class code? under whichever of the subcategories, in
this case, I tried the third category ?Defense Information Systems
Agency (DISA)? and moving right along that line I clicked ?Class Code?
to bring up:
The class codes begin with number 10. After the last number, 99, see
A. Click on A to bring up:
You can also sign up to receive notifications of contract procurements at:
I think your best option here may be to click on option ?2. Register
to receive all notices from selected organizations and product service
classifications.? Clicking on that hyperlink will take you to:
where you can register for contract acquisition notification according
to classification code, government agency, etc.
Federal Business Opportunities, AKA FedBizOpps and FBO ? Fee-Based
FedBizOpps also has a subscription-based site ($299 per year), at:
For information and contact information, see:
?Search the notices in the FedBizOpps (FBO), formerly the Commerce
Business Daily(CBD), for federal procurement bidding opportunities,
*contracts awarded* . . . If you need to zero in on the announcements
in the FBO/CBD that are relevant to your business on a daily basis,
then our FBO Email service is perfect for you. By selecting keywords
and categories we'll then use our powerful database software to filter
the hundreds of daily announcements that pertain to your business and
deliver them to you . . .?
?For more information call: 800-932-7761 or email us at: email@example.com?
You can explore the site using keywords, but without a subscription,
it?s hard to find just what you want.
$299 a year seems a reasonable fee to me for your company to get a
constant stream of announcements -- tailored to your exact parameters
-- re: technology contracts awarded to tech companies.
You can search without a subscription, but you?ll have to do a lot of
weeding. Go to this page:
Type in a keyword like ?technology,? or perhaps the name of one of the
companies you work with. Then, in the menu below, select the date
range, then to the right, under ?Type,? select ?Awards.?
I used the keyword ?technology? and brought up these hits at this page:
I then tried searching with a company name, ?Raytheon,? which brought up:
These two databases provide only general information about the amounts
of grants awarded to various states and aren?t likely to be of much
help. But since I began my search by searching for grants and found
these, I thought I?d include them:
The entire list of 2005 DHS grants awarded to each state:
Here?s a breakdown of ?CounterTerrorism? grants awarded by DHS to each
state for 2004:
SourceWatch, which is part of the Center for Media & Democracy,
provides a listing of contractors who do business with the Department
of Homeland Security:
And a list of businesses that hold Defense contracts:
At the top of the above page see hyperlinks to related lists:
?Military-industrial complex, Prison-industrial complex, Homeland
Security contractors, National Missile Defense Contractors, Private
Military Corporations and federal contractors.?
See the Department of Defense?s ?100 Companies Receiving The Largest
Dollar Volume Of Prime Contract Awards - Fiscal Year 2004,? at:
Be sure to scroll all the way down that page to see all the tables,
from: ?Table 1 - Index of Top 100 Parent Companies,? down to ?Top 50
for Other Defense Agencies.?
Contact information isn?t available for the companies listed, but of
course, you can look up each company in your favorite search engine.
These general resources may be of help:
In menu at left see links for ?Homeland Security? and ?Defense? e-zines.
GovEXEC also publishes weekly e-zines:
Homeland Defense Journal:
You may want to also sign up for their newsletter/alerts:
Scroll down that page and check the categories of interest to you,
such as ?Information technology? and ?R & D.?
database +grant recipients +homeland
homeland security awards grants
"Department of Defense" AND "grant recipients" AND 2005 OR 2004
"list of grant recipients" AND "Department of Defense" AND 2005 OR 2004
database AND defense grants
contracts AND Homeland OR Defense
"Department of Defense" AND contractors AND 2005 OR 2004
I hope my research is of help to you. If you need any assistance with
the above links, please post a ?Request For Clarification,? and I will
assist you further.
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