* Inphonic, a Washington reseller of wireless phones, priced a proposed public offering at $15 to $17 a share, which would raise $90 million to $102 million. The company filed to sell 7 million shares to the public, 1 million of which would be sold by insiders. The offering would be co-managed by Deutsche Bank and J.P. Morgan Chase. The company did not disclose when its shares would begin trading. Inphonic had filed to go public once before, in late 2002, but did not go forward with that offering because of poor market conditions.
* BearingPoint, a McLean information technology company, was awarded an umbrella contract with the Department of Homeland Security that could be worth up to $229 million. BearingPoint led a team of companies that includes Hewlett-Packard, Booz Allen Hamilton and Deloitte Consulting to win the blanket purchase agreement. Under the deal, the department can issue task orders quickly for functions such as accounting, grants management and acquisition support.
* Anteon International, a Fairfax government technology contractor, won a five-year, $28.9 million contract to design, operate and maintain the U.S. Joint Forces Command's Joint Advanced Training Technology Laboratory. Anteon will provide information technology and engineering support services in areas such as modeling and simulation, information technology security, database design, opposing forces technologies, knowledge management systems, joint command and control, and intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance systems.
* SRA International, a Fairfax government technology contractor, won a 42-month, $13.9 million contract from the Small Business Administration to provide IT support for its Disaster Credit Management System, a Web-enabled electronic loan application processing system used in assisting disaster victims. SRA will implement software changes, maintain software and hardware architecture, update system documentation and provide ongoing support.
* MobiHealth, an Arlington company that provides mobile applications to the health care industry, agreed to merge with MDanywhere Technologies, a Baltimore information technology company also serving the health care industry. Terms of the deal were not revealed. MobiHealth will become a division of MDanywhere Technologies, and the combined entity will be led by MDanywhere's current management team. The companies said they hope to complete the transaction by Oct. 1.
* Visual Networks, a Rockville network management company, named Grant Thornton LLP its independent audit firm, replacing PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, effective immediately.
Compiled from reports by Washington Post staff writers.