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BILL CRAWFORD: Jackson County vote for McDaniel risks Ingalls jobs

By Bill Crawford Wow! Jackson County went for Chris McDaniel over Thad Cochran in the Senate Republican primary, putting the jobs of relatives, friends, and neighbors at risk. Talk about killing the goose that lays the golden eggs. No county is more dependent on military spending than Jackson County. Think Ingalls Shipbuilding, the state’s largest private sector employer with approximately ...

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Lockheed Martin workers go on strike at Stennis

HANCOCK COUNTY — As many as 116 Lockheed Martin employees at Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis are on strike. Machinists union spokesman Frank Larkin said members of Lodge 2249 voted down a contract offer from Lockheed Martin that would have ended worker pensions. “It’s a single issue that drove the strike vote,” Larkin said. Friday morning, more than ...

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Weather satellite modules arrive at Lockheed Martin facility

HANCOCK COUNTY — The two large modules of the first GOES-R series weather satellite spacecraft were recently delivered to a cleanroom at Lockheed Martin’s Space Systems facility near Denver. The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R series (GOES-R) is NOAA’s next-generation geostationary weather satellites. With the delivery of the system module and the propulsion module, the weather satellite will now undergo the ...

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Lockheed partners with TVA in energy efficiency programs

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — Lockheed Martin is partnering with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to administer commercial and industrial energy efficiency programs aimed at keeping energy costs low for consumers across the Southeast. Lockheed Martin will supply program management, engineering and operations services to TVA and local power companies to deliver energy more efficiently. “Lockheed Martin’s engineering, systems integration and smart ...

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Lockheed Martin awards scholarships to 15 Jackson high school students for science problem-solving

Jackson high school students took home more than $20,000 in scholarship money recently during the STEM Bowl competition at Lockheed Martin’s IT Day at Jackson State University. Five students from Provine took first place, and each won a $2,000 scholarship, while five students from Callaway took second place, winning $1,500 in scholarships. Lanier was third, and the five-student team won ...

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Lockheed Martin hosts annual IT Day Friday in Jackson

“The “Power of Information” is the theme for Lockheed Martin’s IT Day, scheduled for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday at the Jackson Convention Center in downtown Jackson. The free, day-long information technology event is open to the public and offers topics for technology and business professionals, students and job seekers. Lockheed Martin is hosting the event in partnership with area colleges ...

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"Job Hunter" features Clinton's Lockheed Martin facility tonight

Lockheed Martin’s mission support center in Clinton will be featured on Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s “Job Hunter” series tonight at 7:30 p.m., as part of a spotlight on careers in Mississippi’s information technology industry. The aerospace super company officially opened the 33,000-square-foot office in Clinton in 2011 to support the corporation’s many federal-based technology and mission services.  

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Lockheed Martin IT Day is March 22 in Jackson

“The Power of Information” is the theme of the fifth annual Lockheed Martin Information Technology Day on March 22 at the Jackson Convention Center. The day-long event is intended to increase IT education and awareness, and encourage networking and collaboration in industry, academia and the community. The free event begins at 9 a.m. and is open to the public. The ...

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Tupelo's North Mississippi Health Services wins Baldrige Award

North Mississippi Health Services in Tupelo is one of four organizations selected nationwide as recipients of the 2012 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest Presidential honor for performance excellence. It won in the health care category. The award was announced today by the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology. This is the 25th anniversary of the ...

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IT takes the stage Feb. 17 with Lockheed Martin's 'IT Day' in Jackson

By Stephen McDill Aviation giant Lockheed Martin has scheduled its third annual “IT Day” for Feb. 17 at the Jackson Convention Complex. Lockheed is a leading provider of information technology to the U.S. government and company representatives say they hope the day long event will encourage growth in the IT industry in Mississippi. “By learning and seeing the latest innovations ...

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