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South Carolina company gets Navy contract for up to $99M

Aug. 15, 2019 5:04 AM EDT

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina company has a Navy contract for up to $99 million over four years. Advanced Technology International of Summerville was one of two competitors for the contract with the Office of Naval Research. Work will be done for the Navy Manufacturing Technology Center for...

Leader of BAE tuition reimbursement scam sentenced

Aug. 13, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A Fort Wayne man has been sentenced to a year in prison and ordered to pay $566,000 in restitution for a tuition reimbursement scam involving dozens of former employees of a British defense contractor. Thirty-six-year-old Robin C. Opper also was sentenced to three years supervised...

Pentagon auditor probing disputed cloud computing contract

Aug. 13, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon's independent auditor is conducting a broad review of the handling of a cloud computing project potentially worth $10 billion, officials said Tuesday. The probe includes an investigation of potential misconduct by current or former Defense Department officials involved in the...

Navy orders justice system review after SEAL's acquittal

Aug. 2, 2019 1:12 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Navy dismissed charges Thursday against an officer accused of covering up war crimes by a SEAL later acquitted of murder, and ordered a review of the service's justice system. The action by the chief of naval operations in the case of Lt. Jacob Portier is the latest blow to military...

Pentagon is reviewing the 'war cloud' contract Amazon wants

Aug. 1, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Pentagon said new Secretary of Defense Mark Esper is reviewing the bid process for the military's $10 billion cloud-computing contract . President Donald Trump has criticized the process, citing complaints from other companies, as potentially biased toward Amazon. The e-commerce...

Supreme Court: Trump can use Pentagon funds for border wall

Jul. 27, 2019 8:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court cleared the way for the Trump administration to tap billions of dollars in Pentagon funds to build sections of a border wall with Mexico. The court's five conservative justices gave the administration the green light on Friday to begin work on four contracts it has...

$7.6M contract awarded for Cape May beach replenishment

Jul. 26, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $7.6 million contract to periodically replenish beaches at the southern tip of New Jersey. The agency says it has hired Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company of Oak Brook, Illinois to maintain and widen beaches in the Cape May area. It's...

Trump: Administration to review Pentagon computer contract

Jul. 18, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that the administration will "take a very long look" at a massive multibillion-dollar contract the Pentagon is preparing to award for a cloud computing system, citing "tremendous complaints" he's heard about the process. Amazon Web Services Inc., a...

Contract awarded to raise Missouri River levee in Iowa

Jul. 11, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

HAMBURG, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Omaha, Nebraska, says it has awarded a nearly $2.8 million contract to repair a Missouri River levee in southwestern Iowa. The contract is build up the elevation of levee that was breached near Percival and Hamburg during historic flooding in March....

Wichita State lands $33M contract for Army missile program

Jul. 10, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita State University's aviation research program has landed a $33 million contract for the Army's high-speed missile program. The Wichita Eagle reports that the three-year contract calls for the National Institute for Aviation Research to make the missiles lighter and cheaper while...