WASHINGTON: Public affairs officers at the Department of Homeland Security are looking for a vendor to monitor news coverage and its potential impact on the agency.
Bulletin News in McLean, VA, holds the current contract, which is up for statutory review.
A company representative confirmed that it was rebidding.
The vendor will provide clipping and media monitoring for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the office that has primary responsibility for communicating security-related issues to government officials and the public.
It will track print, broadcast, and web stories related to major natural disasters and terrorist activity, as well as legislative issues that could impact FEMA operations.
The scope of the work will be highly detailed and will require the vendor to compile, summarize, and file both local and national stories on a daily basis.
The contract is for one year, with two renewal options.