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Defense Department orders more guns from BAE

HATTIESBURG — An order for 46 M777 howitzers from the U.S. Department of Defense takes the total number of guns ordered to 1001. The order comes as BAE Systems continues deliveries of M777 to Canada and Australia in addition to the U.S. The M777 is the world’s first artillery weapon to make widespread use of titanium and aluminium alloys, resulting ...

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Lockheed to pay $2M in whistleblower lawsuit

HANCOCK COUNTY — Lockheed Martin Inc. has agreed to pay $2 million as part of a whistleblower lawsuit that accused several companies and individuals of rigging a contract at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, the U.S. Justice Department said Monday. The 2009 lawsuit, filed in federal court in Mississippi, claimed three current or former federal employees conspired to steer a ...

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Auditor investigating MDOT contract with consultant

JACKSON — The State Auditor’s Office is investigating a Mississippi Department of Transportation contract that reportedly paid a Virginia railroad consultant more than $800,000. Lisa Shoemaker, a spokeswoman for Auditor Stacy Pickering, yesterday confirmed the probe that was first reported by The Sun Herald. The contract paid $100 an hour for railroad advice from Bill Hughes of Hughes Consulting, which ...

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Labor Department files complaint against Tyson

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor has filed an administrative complaint against Tyson Fresh Meats, the world’s largest supplier of premium beef and pork and a wholly owned subsidiary of Tyson Foods Inc. The complaint alleges that Tyson systematically rejected female job applicants at its plant in Joslin, Ill. “The Labor Department is firmly committed to ensuring that federal ...

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Ex-NASA official expected to plead guilty to fraud

GULFPORT — Federal court records say NASA’s former chief of staff will plead guilty in a case stemming from a $600,000 contract to Mississippi State University, a client of his consulting firm. Courtney Stadd faces nine charges, including conspiracy. Court documents didn’t indicate which charges he’ll plead to during a hearing in Gulfport. Stadd’s attorneys didn’t immediately respond to messages. ...

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Ex-NASA officer returning to court

GULFPORT — A May trial date has been set for a former high-ranking NASA official facing nine federal charges accusing him of steering a $600,000 contract to Mississippi State University. Courtney A. Stadd, who consulting firm clients included the college, has pleaded not guilty. He is already been convicted of breaking ethics laws by steering a different contract for almost ...

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Stennis holding Industry Day

HANCOCK COUNTY — Industry Day will be held Sept. 2 at NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center to inform contractors and small businesses about upcoming contracting opportunities at Stennis Space Center. The event is hosted by the Office of Procurement and will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The morning session will be held at StenniSphere, the visitor ...

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