Posts Tagged ‘test’

Blue Origin successfully tests BE-3 rocket engine

HANCOCK COUNTY — NASA commercial crew partner Blue Origin of Kent, Wash., has tested a new, hydrogen- and oxygen-fueled engine designed to lift the company’s crewed Space Vehicle on future missions out of Earth’s atmosphere. Blue Origin is one of the American companies developing next generation rockets and spacecraft capable of carrying humans to low-Earth […] [...]

State submits proposal for drone-testing site

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A consortium of companies and universities in Alabama and Tennessee are hoping to develop a site where drones would be tested. If approved, the facility could become one of only a half-dozen sites approved by the Federal Aviation Administration for research involving unmanned aerial systems, more commonly known as drones, the news […] [...]

Judge reschedules sentencing in wastewater testing fraud case

WATER VALLEY — A federal judge has reset the sentencing date for an environmental laboratory owner in Mississippi who was convicted on federal charges of falsifying records on industrial wastewater samples. Tennie White was the sole operator of Mississippi Environmental Analytical Laboratories Inc. She was convicted in May in U.S. District Court in Jackson on […] [...]

Metcalfe mayor pleads not guilty in teacher test-cheating scheme

by Associated Press Published: July 11,2013

Tags: cheat, Clarence Mumford, Corey Holmes, court, education, educator, fraud, judge, judicial, judiciary, justice, law, legal, mayor, Memphis, Metcalfe, plea, test

METCALFE — A Mississippi mayor has pleaded not guilty to charges for his alleged role in a scheme run by a Memphis educator who helped teachers cheat on certification exams over a 15-year period. Metcalfe Mayor Corey Holmes appeared yesterday in federal court in Memphis, Tenn. He remains free on his own recognizance. No trial […] [...]

Delta mayor indicted in case involving cheating teachers

by Associated Press Published: July 2,2013

Tags: bench, case, cheating, court, education, indictment, judge, justice, law, legal, mayor, SCANDAL, teacher, teaching, test, town, trial

METCALFE — A Mississippi mayor has been indicted for his role in a scheme ran by a Memphis educator who helped teachers cheat on certification exams over a 15 year period. Metcalfe Mayor Cory A. Holmes appeared yesterday in federal court in Memphis, Tenn. He was released on his own recognizance. His arraignment is scheduled […] [...]

Concrete testing company to plead guilty to defrauding NASA, Corps

DIAMONDHEAD — A company hired to perform concrete-strength tests at Stennis Space Center in 2011 is scheduled to accept a plea agreement to making false statements on jobs performed for NASA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Sun Herald reports court records show Gulf Cities Testing Laboratories, LLC, once based in Diamondhead, has […] [...]

Bomgar product passes Symantec’s security test

by MBJ Staff Published: May 31,2013

Tags: computer, information technology, security, software, technology, test

JACKSON — Bomgar’s remote support solution has passed a security assessment performed by Symantec Consulting Services, according to the Jackson-based tech company. Symantec conducted its Product Penetration Test to evaluate the Bomgar solution’s components and related environment against established security best practices. The purpose of the assessment was to evaluate the security of Bomgar’s product […] [...]

Man gets seven years in prison for teacher-cheating scheme

by Associated Press Published: May 13,2013

Tags: bench, cheat, cheater, cheating, court, decision, education, educator, guilty, judge, judicial, judiciary, justice, license, prison, ruling, sentence, teacher, test

MEMPHIS — A federal judge in Memphis has sentenced a longtime Memphis educator to seven years in prison in a test-taking fraud scheme. Clarence Mumford Sr. pleaded guilty in February to leading a 15-year scheme that helped teachers cheat on qualification exams. The passing scores were then used to help people get jobs in public […] [...]

Lab owner wants evidence tossed because of lack of coffee

WATER VALLEY — A laboratory owner charged with faking wastewater samples wants a judge to dismiss evidence taken from her computer because she claims she was stressed, “without coffee” and intimidated when she gave it to federal agents. Tennie White, owner of Mississippi Environmental Analytical Laboratories Inc., faces trial tomorrow on charges of faking wastewater […] [...]

State sends drone site proposal to FAA

by Associated Press Published: May 7,2013

Tags: aviation, defense, drone, federal agency, federal government, military, proposal, technology, test

JACKSON — Mississippi is bidding for one of six sites nationwide to test unmanned aerial vehicles. A Mississippi Development Authority spokeswoman says the state submitted its proposal to the Federal Aviation Administration on Monday. State officials say the FAA should choose Mississippi because it has three manufacturers of unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as a […] [...]

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