Posts Tagged ‘U.S. Department of Defense’

Navistar lands Army contract to rework Maxx Pro Dash vehicles

WEST POINT — The Navistar Defense plant at West Point is upgrading MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicles as part of a $38.4 million contract awarded by the U.S. Army, according to U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.). This phase of the “vehicle reset” contract would entail the replacement of mandatory parts and repairs to MRAP […] [...]

Bland pushing for ExpressJet as new airline for Meridian

MERIDIAN — Meridian Mayor Percy Bland wants Georgia-based ExpressJet to be the new air carrier for Meridian Regional Airport. The recommendation now goes to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Bland was assisted in his selection by a panel of seven community members who studied the proposals. ExpressJet was one of two airlines to submit bids […] [...]

NASA says funding decision for test stand was faulty

HANCOCK COUNTY — Officials at NASA have admitted that they didn’t follow their own rules and agreements when the agency spent $352 million to refurbish a test stand in Mississippi when cheaper ones were available in Huntsville, Ala. and in California. AL.com reported that although NASA officials say they didn’t follow their own rules, they […] [...]

DoD awards $14M contract to Aurora Flight Sciences

COLUMBUS  — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran says the Department of Defense has awarded a $14-million competitive contract to Aurora Flight Sciences in Columbus to assist in the development of a new aircraft for the Department of Defense. In a news release, Cochran’s office said Saturday that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency awarded the contract […] [...]

Defense awards $3M contract to Camgian Microsystems

STARKVILLE — Camgian Microsystems Corporation has received a $3-million contract award from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) as part of its Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF) program. The award, the company’s second RIF program award, will fund advancements to Camgian’s low-power, networked sensor technologies and support integration with the Army’s Standard Ground Station (SGS) and […] [...]

County hires consultant to look at land use around air base

COLUMBUS — Lowndes County will hire a consultant to make sure maps defining land use of property around Columbus Air Force Base are up to date. The board of supervisor will accept proposals from planners through Nov. 29. The Commercial Dispatch reports that the joint land use study was completed earlier this year. The study […] [...]

Pentagon awards contract extension to support jet trainers

MADISON — A company in Madison has a $102.6 million, one-year extension to its Air Force contract for logistics support of the T-1A training jet. A news release from the Pentagon yesterday says L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace, LLC will do the work in Madison for five bases in four states. Those are Columbus Air Force […] [...]

Riverwalk welcomes Bradway

Riverwalk Casino Hotel recently welcomed John Bradway as the new director of IT for the casino. Bradway will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of Riverwalk’s information technology management and strategy as well as development of all technical infrastructure systems and processes. A native of Vicksburg, Bradway’s first start in the casino industry was as […] [...]

White going to Pentagon

A Navy officer at Stennis Space Center is getting a promotion to the Pentagon. A Defense Department news release says Rear Adm. Jonathan W. White will be director of the Navy’s oceanography, space and maritime domain awareness division in Washington. White is currently commander of the naval meteorology and oceanography command at Stennis. [...]

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