* Computer Sciences said its DynCorp Technical Services subsidiary was one of five companies awarded a contract with the U.S. Army Forces Command that could be worth as much as $2 billion altogether. Computer Sciences, which is based in El Segundo, Calif., acquired Reston-based DynCorp in December 2002. Under the contract, which includes one base year and nine optional extensions, Computer Sciences will provide project management, training and other services to the Army. The contract also was awarded to Lockheed Martin, L-3 Communications Holdings, United Technologies and Lear Siegler Services.
* ManTech International of Fairfax, a technologies solutions provider that focuses on national security programs, won a $3.3 million contract over as many as five years from the Environmental Protection Agency to develop a National Security Information program for the agency. ManTech also will develop and deliver security-related educational and training materials, conduct security assistance visits to EPA offices and assist the EPA Security Management Division in developing policy, outreach materials and standard operating procedures. ManTech shares closed yesterday at $15.18, up 65 cents.
* Human Genome Sciences, a Rockville biotech company, said it has begun a clinical trial of a potential cancer drug. It said it has developed a monoclonal antibody that binds to a specific protein and triggers cell death in cancer cells. The trial will enroll as many as 48 patients with malignancies who have failed in standard therapies or who face no other options for a cure, according to a company statement. The company is collaborating on the venture with the pharmaceutical division of Kirin Brewery in Japan. Shares of Human Genome Sciences closed yesterday at $10.78, up 25 cents.