Contract: HII, $50.6M

Huntington Ingalls Inc., Pascagoula, Miss., is being awarded a $50,594,681 cost-plus-fixed fee modification to a previously awarded contract (N0024-16-C-2415) to exercise option year two for life cycle engineering and support services for the LPD-17 class Amphibious Transport Dock Ship program. The services include post-delivery planning and engineering, homeport technical support, class Integrated Product Data Environment, data maintenance and equipment management, systems integration and engineering support, LPD-17 class design services, research engineering, obsolescence management, class material readiness, emergent repair provision, training and logistics support, ship alteration development and installation, material management, operating cycle integration, availability planning, and configuration data management. Work will be performed in Pascagoula (96 percent); Norfolk, Va. (1 percent); San Diego, Calif. (1 percent); Mayport, Fla. (1 percent); and Sasebo, Japan (1 percent), and is expected to be completed by December 2018. Fiscal 2012 and 2017 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy); fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance (Navy); and fiscal 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $17,267,150 will be obligated at time of award and $3,807,943 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 12/15/17)

Contract: Ingalls, $7M

Ingalls Shipbuilding of Pascagoula, Miss., was awarded a $7,016,664 cost-plus-fixed fee contract for post-delivery planning yard services in

DHS picks Mississippi

Mississippi State University in Starkville was chosen by the Department of Homeland Security as a base of operations for drone research. Research

B&D expands, creating 35 jobs

B&D Plastics, LLC is expanding in Gautier, Miss., a $750,000 corporate investment that will create 35 jobs. B&D Plastics is one of the

Northrop expanding in Moss Point

PASCAGOULA, Miss. – Northrop Grumman Unmanned Systems Center will expand its operation at Trent Lott International Airport in Moss Point,

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