Bill would benefit Ingalls

A bill that could bring a contract for three more Coast Guard cutters to Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula was approved by a Senate committee during the week. A release from Sen. Roger Wicker’s office said the Coast Guard Reauthorization bill, which was passed by the Commerce,...


New project for Ocean Springs

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. – East Ocean Springs is getting a Tractor Supply Co. store, a $1.6 million construction project, according to the city building permit, and it’s going to be 19,100 square feet, according to the contractor, Fulcrum commercial builders of Mobile. Builders...


Contract: HII, $10.2M

Huntington Ingalls Inc., Pascagoula, Miss., is being awarded a $10,182,617 cost-plus-award-fee modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-12-C-2312) to exercise options for DDG 51 class follow yard services. The follow yard services contract provides liaison and...


Contract: Northrop, $303.9M

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded $303,936,000 for modification P00017 to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive contract (N00019-15-C-0002) for the procurement of three low-rate initial production Lot 2 MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft. In...


Hospital ER marks 50 years

PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- Singing River Health System on Wednesday celebrated its 50th anniversary of emergency room service. The ER was the first to open full-time in the state. In those 50 years, the ER department has continued to grow in staff, equipment, and patients. Between...


Incubator graduation

Four businesses recently graduated from the Jackson County Small Business Incubator: Dr. Myrtis Austin, PhD, licensed marriage and family therapist in Gautier; Jessica Mohler Creel, licensed occupational therapist in Ocean Springs; Luci Knotts, licensed speech pathologist, Moss...


VT Halter building new facility

PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- VT Halter Marine has begun construction of an integrated ship blast and paint facility that will allow the complete indoor and environmentally controlled surface preparation and final painting of ship sections. Its will allow sections to be prepared, blasted...


Contract: Northrop, $39.9M

Northrop Grumman, San Diego, Calif., has been awarded a $39,947,203 letter contract for Battle Field Airborne Communications Node (BACN) for EQ-4B Global Hawk. Contractor will provide BACN payload modification, integration, and installation onto the EQ-4B. Work will be performed...


Contract: Northrop, $32.8M

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded $32,851,099 for modification P00001 to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract (N00019-17-C-0036) for integration of the original equipment manufacturer radar into the MQ-8C Fire Scout, including,...


Spending bill has billions for state

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., on Monday gave his support to a 1,600-page bill that would fund the government through Sept. 30. Cochran's office said in a press release that the legislation is a package of 11 regular appropriations bills for the rest of fiscal year, as well as...


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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