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Jackson Prep makes history and other subjects come alive with virtual reality programs

By BECKY GILLETTE The Jackson Preparatory School is doing some unique things with its virtual reality (VR) laboratory. The school is using VR programs to enhance teaching while also training students in the rapidly-growing industry that is expected to have an economic impact of $100 billion by 2021. Adam Mangana, director of the Extended Reality Lab at Jackson Preparatory School, ...

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Graphene ‘summit’ to be held in D.C.

By JACK WEATHERLY American business and industry leaders will join U.S. government officials and international graphene leaders for the American Graphene Summit to be held in Washington, D.C., May 21-22. Sen. Roger Wicker (R., Miss.), chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, will be the keynote speaker. Participants will focus on shaping the architecture surrounding graphene technologies and evaluating its potential ...

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C Spire Business named to CRN’s MSP 500 list for sixth straight year

C Spire Business has been named one of the leading managed information technology service (IT) providers (MSPs) in North America for 2019 by CRN, a brand of the Channel Company and a top technology news and information source for solution providers, IT channel partners and value-added resellers (VARS). A subsidiary of C Spire, the Mississippi-based diversified telecommunications and technology services ...

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Northrop Grumman appoints Prakash as chief executive, Japan

Northrop Grumman Corporation has appointed Om Prakash, chief executive, Northrop Grumman Japan, as the company strengthens its partnership with Japan. Prakash will report to Dave Perry, corporate vice president and chief global business officer. As chief executive, Northrop Grumman Japan, Prakash will be responsible for ensuring effective performance on current programs, as well as developing in-country growth opportunities. Prior to ...

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C Spire, Mississippi Delta farmers ready to expand smart agriculture solutions

Buoyed by a highly successful Tech Movement pilot program that uses new automated irrigation techniques to boost row crop yields while conserving water, C Spire is ready to expand its partnership with farmers and smart equipment firms to provide network and information technology support for precision agriculture applications. Precision King and JF Phillips Farm teamed up with C Spire, a ...

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Richard Sun named AITP Mississippian of the Year

The Mississippi Coding Academies and Innovate Mississippi proudly announce that Richard A. Sun, CFA, was named Mississippian of the Year for 2018 by the Jackson Chapter of CompTIA’s Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) on January 31 at Anjou Restaurant in Ridgeland. This award is given annually by AITP to a Mississippian who has had a significant impact on the ...

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C Spire gets favorable ruling in fight with AT&T

By JACK WEATHERLY C Spire’s contract to provide services to the Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services has been upheld by Hinds County Chancery Court Judge Denise Owens. The ruling is the second victory for C Spire in seeking to compete for the contract to provide voice, data and other services to all Mississippi state agencies. The ruling will save ...

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C Spire, Phazr launch first 5G millimeter wave service in Mississippi

C Spire, in Mississippi launched the first 5G millimeter wave fixed wireless service last month with the deployment of super-fast broadband internet service to residents in a Harrison County subdivision near the city of Gulfport. C Spire’s support for broadband deployment, including 5G millimeter wave fixed wireless service, is part of its Tech Movement initiative launched in 2017 and designed ...

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New Mississippi law lets electric co-ops offer internet

Mississippi’s 25 electric cooperatives now have legal authority to offer high-speed internet service. Gov. Phil Bryant on Wednesday signed House Bill 366 , and it became law immediately. Cooperatives provide electricity to nearly 800,000 Mississippi customers. The law allows the co-ops to enter the internet business. Officials with Electric Cooperatives of Mississippi, a statewide trade association, say 20 of 25 ...

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Government shutdown leaves Mississippi’s NASA employees, contractors without pay

By LISA MONTI NASA’s name is on Stennis Space Center’s front gate but nobody in the space agency is working inside its sprawling facility in Hancock County. NASA employees and their contractors haven’t been on the payroll since the partial government shutdown began Dec. 22. Phone calls to offices go to voice mail and some parking lots are empty. The ...

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