BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state Native corporation has won a $99 million government contract for U.S. Navy projects, with much of the work expected to be done in Puget Sound.
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...
LOUISVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi company is getting a defense contract to maintain and repair U.S. Marine Corps cranes.
The U.S. Navy announced the contract for Taylor Defense Products...
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — An Atlanta man convicted of sabotaging a computer program housed on servers at an Army base in North Carolina has been sentenced to two years federal prison.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Turkish citizen who owns a New Jersey-based defense contracting business allegedly cheated the government out of $7 million by misrepresenting where military parts were manufactured.
Federal prosecutors say 42-year-old Ferdi Murat Gul was indicted Wednesday on six counts of wire fraud and single counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, conspiracy to violate the arms export control act and violating that act.
Gul remained at large Friday and is believed to be in Turkey.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon defense contractor who bribed a government official to secure more than $170 million in contracts was sentenced Friday to a year on probation and fined $5,000.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — State legislation that would provide up to $100 million in bonds to help pay for capital improvements at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton is moving through the General Assembly.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The former president of a New Mexico-based defense contractor has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for his role in a scheme that solicited and accepted kickbacks for wartime reconstruction projects in Iraq.
Neal Kasper of Fairfield, Montana, was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Santa Fe after pleading guilty in February 2016 to charges of wire fraud and conspiracy to solicit and accept kickbacks.
SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) — A $17.3 million U.S. Department of Defense contract with New Balance to provide U.S.-made athletic shoes to service members is getting cheers from lawmakers in Maine, where the company employs hundreds of people.
Members of the delegation pushed for athletic footwear to be made subject to the Berry Amendment, which requires the defense department to give preference to home-grown products.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A defense contractor plans to open offices in Oklahoma where it will design and build jet-powered drones and employ more than 350 workers over the next several years.
Gov. Mary Fallin announced Friday that California-based Kratos Defense & Security Solutions will open administrative, engineering and production facilities in Oklahoma City.
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is starting legal action against five member countries amid concern about their handling of defense contracts and conditions they might be imposing on suppliers.
The EU's executive Commission said Thursday that it had sent letters of formal notice to seek clarification from Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland and Portugal.
LONDON (AP) — British aerospace company BAE Systems has agreed to sell 24 Typhoon fighter planes to Qatar as part of a 6 billion pound ($8 billion) deal with European defense contractors.
British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson announced the deal after contracts were signed Sunday in Doha, the Qatari capital.
The agreement also includes the sale of Brimstone and Meteor missiles made by MBDA Missile Systems, as well as Raytheon Paveway IV guided bombs manufactured in Britain.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The Air Force Research Laboratory has awarded a nearly $50 million contract to a defense contractor to research ways to protect weapons systems from cyberattacks.
PERU, Ind. (AP) — Local officials are looking for ways to boost military-related business around northern Indiana's Grissom Air Reserve Base.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Federal agents have raided a building belonging to a Department of Defense contractor in western Colorado.
The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports more than 300 employees of Capco Inc. were sent home during the raid Wednesday. Jeff Dorschner, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office, says no immediate arrests were expected, and no other details about the case will be released.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. agency that oversees the nation's nuclear weapons cache and the science behind it has detailed its requirements for the next manager of Los Alamos National Laboratory in a final request for proposals published Wednesday.
The National Nuclear Security Administration has set a deadline of Dec. 11 for potential bidders.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia defense contractor and its subsidiaries have agreed to pay the United States $16 million to settle allegations they fraudulently obtained contracts.
The Department of Justice announced the settlement with Virginia Beach-based ADS Inc. on Thursday.
GREEN ISLAND, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York company that sells packaging material and furniture made with help from fungus says it has been awarded a $9.1 million defense contract.
Ecovative Design says the contract with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, is to develop living building materials. An idea being explored would be to literally grow shelters or other structures in places where they are needed.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former U.S. Naval attache to the U.S. embassy in the Philippines has been sentenced to 41 months in prison for illicitly secured diplomatic clearances for a Malaysian defense contractor in exchange for luxury watches and the services of prostitutes.
ATLANTA (AP) — A U.S. Army colonel, his wife and a former defense contractor are accused of participating in what federal prosecutors call a bribery and kickback scheme connected to a Georgia military base.
Col. Anthony Roper conspired with his wife and others to seek and accept bribes in exchange for rigging more than $20 million in Army contracts to individuals and companies, prosecutors said Thursday.
The scheme began in 2008 and lasted nearly a decade, prosecutors said.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A subsidiary of a Virginia defense contractor has been awarded a contract paying up to $203 million over five years to guard a vast former nuclear proving ground outside Las Vegas, a spokesman for the agency overseeing the Nevada National Security Site said Thursday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of the three major U.S. defense contractors rose to all-time highs in the first day of trading after President Donald Trump bestowed Saudi Arabia with a $110 billion arms deal.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A southeast Alaska regional tribal government is taking one step closer to self-sufficiency.
In an effort to protect itself from federal budget cuts, the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska is exploring new business ventures, CoastAlaska News reported (http://bit.ly/2ppeWdi) Thursday.
Tribal President Richard Peterson estimates nine-tenths of the council's money comes from federal sources. The rest comes mainly from the state.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Federal authorities say a former defense contractor convicted of mail fraud and making false claims while supplying non-conforming parts to the military has been sentenced in Ohio to two years in prison.
The U.S. attorney for Ohio's southern district says 64-year-old Stephan Boggs was sentenced Friday. The Columbus man also was ordered to pay nearly $280,000 in restitution for supplying the non-conforming parts to the Defense Department for military use.
SALINA, N.Y. (AP) — The Pentagon has awarded a $1.6 billion contract to Lockheed Martin for more mobile radar systems that will be assembled at one of the company's New York plants.
Rick Herodes, program director of the Q-53 radar system, told The Post-Standard (http://bit.ly/2o5gNFu ) that the Bethesda, Maryland-based defense contractor will make at least 70 more of the radars over the next five years.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Vicksburg, Mississippi-based facility has won an $88.8 million defense contract to advance supercomputing.
Republican U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker, in a news release Thursday, announced the award — the second-year option of a four-year U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' contract — to continue expansion of high performance computing capabilities at the Engineer Research and Development Center.
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The defense contractor Textron is buying the snowmobile maker Arctic Cat in a deal valued at about $247 million.
Textron said Wednesday that it will pay $18.50 per Arctic Cat share, a 41 percent premium to its Tuesday closing price. The transaction also includes debt, though no exact figure was provided.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's congressional delegation says the new $138 million Department of Defense contract with Sikorsky Aircraft will ensure maintenance on the current Marine One presidential helicopter fleet will remain in Stratford.
Under the contract announced Thursday, work will begin in January.
WASHINGTON (AP) — For members of Congress, there's nothing more American than baseball, apple pie and big defense contracts.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A retired Department of Defense contracting supervisor was sentenced Friday to six years in prison for accepting bribes from a Malaysian businessman nicknamed "Fat Leonard" who is at the center of the Navy's worst corruption case.
Paul Simpkins, who was sentenced in federal court in San Diego, pleaded guilty in June to steering multi-million dollar Navy contracts to Leonard Glenn Francis in exchange for more than $300,000 in payments, the services of prostitutes and other bribes.
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A Greenwood company has received defense contracts totaling $34.5 million this week for work in South Carolina.
The Pentagon's daily lists of contracts signed include two for R.C. Construction Co. Inc. — both at facilities in South Carolina.
Tuesday's list included a $22.9 million Navy contract for firing range improvement and modernization at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island. It was one of six bidders on the job.