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Monster launches fed job site

The Partnership for Public Service and Monster last week announced a partnership to encourage more interest in jobs in the federal government. As part of the partnership, Monster launched a Monster Public Service online job site (publicservice.monster.com) that gives job seekers an opportunity to search federal job openings nationwide. Positions in many career fields from entry-level to senior executive will be listed.

The Partnership for Public Service will contribute editorial content designed to educate job seekers about what careers are available in government, including a weekly newsletter on how to apply for federal jobs. A percentage of Monster's government business revenues will go toward a fund being established by the partnership to offer scholarship and loan repayment assistance to students interested in pursuing careers in the federal government.

DISA awards antivirus contract

The Defense Information Systems Agency this month awarded contracts to a trio of vendor teams for a Defense Department and Coast Guard enterprise antivirus software initiative. The following companies were awarded contracts to help protect more than 3 million DOD computers from viruses for users at work and at home: Network Associates Inc.; Northrop Grumman Information Technology, with partner Symantec Corp.; and Government Technology Solutions Inc. (gTech) with partner Trend Micro Inc.

All three awards are for one base year with four one-year options. The Network Associates and Northrop Grumman IT deals are valued at $16.5 million, and the gTech award is potentially worth $4.6 million if all options are exercised.

The new contract replaces the current DOD Anti-Virus Software Initiative license agreement with Network Associates.

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