Posts Tagged ‘contracts’

Utah company wins contract to run three state prisons

by Associated Press Published: June 7,2012

Tags: contracts, convicts, corrections, crime, criminals, jails, prisoners, prisons, state agency, state government

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — A Utah-based private prison operator will take over management of three Mississippi correctional institutions beginning in July. Management & Training Corporation of Centreville, Utah, has signed 10-year operating contracts for the East Mississippi Correctional Facility near the Lost Gap community beginning July 2; Walnut Grove Youth Correctional Facility in Walnut Grove on […] [...]

Senate weighing bill to disallow state agencies from advertising

JACKSON — A bill pending in the Mississippi Senate seeks to pull the plug on all state agencies’ ability to advertise. State Sen. Merle Flowers, a Republican from Southaven, tells WLBT-TV millions and millions of dollars are going advertising programs all over the state. The bill would prevent state agencies from using radio and television […] [...]

School district not renewing contracts of teachers, staff

COLUMBUS — The Columbus Municipal School District will not renew the contracts of 59 teachers and support staff. Interim superintendent Dr. Martha Liddell says personnel cuts and other reductions will save the district $3.4 million. Officials say about $2.1 million in savings coming from eliminating 54 teachers. Three counselors, a coach and an administrator were […] [...]

Judge rules BP contract shields Hallibuton from oil spill damages

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge ruled yesterday that Halliburton could avoid paying most of the pollution claims that resulted from the catastrophic 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill because it was shielded in a contract with well-owner BP. Still, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier said that Halliburton is not exempt from paying punitive damages […] [...]

Shipbuilders could see impact from Defense Department cuts

by Associated Press Published: January 30,2012

Tags: contracts, defense, defense spending, manufacturing, military, shipbuilders, shipbuilding, ships, vessels

PASCAGOULA — The Department of Defense’s proposed cost-cutting measures could have major implications for shipbuilding in South Mississippi. As a result of the cuts, some new vessels could be shelved, scrapped or delayed over the next decade. A few broad details covered in the first five years of a 10-year cost reduction plan were released […] [...]

PEER releases cost-per-inmate-day report

by MBJ Staff Published: January 3,2012

Tags: contracts, corrections, costs, inmates, jails, prisons, state government

JACKSON — During its 1994 special session, the Legislature passed Senate Bill 2005 (now codified as MISS. CODE ANN. Section 47-5-1201 et seq. [1972]) to address short- and long-term bed capacity within the state’s correctional system. The bill created the State Prison Emergency Construction and Management Board to expedite the contracting and construction of proposed […] [...]

Huntington Ingalls delivers ship to Navy

by MBJ Staff Published: December 20,2011

Tags: contracts, defense, manufacturing, military, shipbuilders, shipbuilding, ships

PASCAGOULA — Huntington Ingalls Industries has delivered the company’s sixth amphibious transport dock, San Diego (LPD 22), to the U.S. Navy. The ship was delivered in a brief ceremony at Ingalls Shipbuilding. San Diego recently completed acceptance sea trials with the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey observing. Ingalls’ test and trials team thoroughly tested […] [...]

Researcher sentenced for wire fraud in grant scheme

GULFPORT — A researcher at the University of California at Los Angeles has been sentenced in Gulfport to probation and restitution in a wire-fraud case. Prosecutors said Michael D. Pottenger of Santa Monica, Calif., accepted a grant of nearly $100,000 that he wasn’t eligible to receive. The Sun Herald reports Pottenger received three years’ probation […] [...]

Defense orders more guns from BAE Systems

by MBJ Staff Published: October 6,2011

Tags: artillery, cannons, contracts, defense, howitzers, manufacturing, military, war, warfighting

HATTIESBURG — The U.S. Department of Defense has ordered 70 BAE Systems lightweight M777 howitzers to begin equipping the U.S. Army’s Infantry Brigade Combat Teams (IBCTs). Valued at $134 million, the order takes the U.S.-UK production program to Oct. 2013 and a total of 1,071 guns. The M777 is the world’s first artillery weapon to […] [...]

Settlements reached in Stennis whistleblower case

by Associated Press Published: September 30,2011

Tags: aerospace, contract steering, contracts, courts, defense, military, settlements

HANCOCK COUNTY — The Justice Department said two companies and three individuals have agreed to pay $22.6 million as part of a whistleblower lawsuit that accused them of rigging a contract at Stennis Space Center. The 2009 lawsuit, filed in federal court in Mississippi, claimed three current or former federal employees conspired to steer a […] [...]

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