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Navistar receives another order from Marines

WEST POINT — Work on a contract to upgrade MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles for the U. S. Marine Corps will take place in Clay County. Yesterday, Navistar Defense, LLC announced it received an $880 million order to upgrade 2,717 MRAP vehicles for the Marines. Workers at the West Point plant will remove the body from the vehicle and ...

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Bomgar Corporation earns certification, accreditation

JACKSON — Bomgar Corporation has been awarded a Level 2 Federal Information Processing Standards Publications (FIPS) 140-2 Validation: Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules for its B200, B300 and B400 appliances and version 10.6.2 software. FIPS 140-2 validation is a requirement for any cryptographic product, which will be used in a U.S. government agency network. According to Bomgar, it is the ...

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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 and was ordered to make ...

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Ex-NASA official's conviction for steering contracts upheld

HANCOCK COUNTY — A federal appeals court in the District of Columbia Friday upheld the conviction of a former chief of staff for NASA in a case stemming from a $600,000 contract awarded by the space agency to Mississippi State University, a client of his consulting firm. Courtney Stadd, NASA’s chief of staff and White House liaison from 2001 to ...

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Camgian awarded SBIR project

STARKVILLE — Camgian Microsystems Corporation has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 1 project by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). Terms were not disclosed. This program is focused on developing an ultra-low-power system-on-a-chip (SoC) technology that will enable improvements in size and endurance over current generation wireless micro-sensor networks. “Today’s warfighter is becoming reliant upon more ...

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Camgian Microsystems earns SBIR project

STARKVILLE — Camgian Microsystems Corporation been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 1 project by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA’s) Information Processing Techniques Office (IPTO). The amount of the contract was not disclosed. In this program, Camgian, teamed with BAE Systems Advanced Information Technologies, will aim to develop a multi-tiered intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) network ...

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Ex-NASA official pleads guilty to contract-steering

GULFPORT — A former high-ranking NASA official has pleaded guilty in Mississippi to designing contracts in a way that netted him more than $270,000 in illegal profits. Liam P. Sarsfield, a former chief deputy engineer in Washington, D.C., controlled a $1.5-million fund and designed contracts that wouldn’t have to be put out for bid. He steered the contracts where he ...

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Firm wins Defense contract, adding jobs

LAUREL — HC Services Fire Protection, d/b/a International Fire & Safety Inc., has been awarded a $5.5-million contract to support the Department of Defense. International Fire & Safety president and CEO Sue Bridges said the award will create 25 or more new jobs for Jones and surrounding counties as well as result in $30-$50 million in additional sales over the ...

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