Hagerstown Corporation Gets Homeland Security Contract | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

    Hagerstown Corporation Gets Homeland Security Contract

    Play associated audio

    An aerospace technology company in Hagerstown, Maryland is getting a boost from the Department of Homeland Security.

    Sierra Nevada Corporation has received a contract for approximately $600 million to equip aircraft for the Department of Homeland Security.

    The aircraft will conduct customs and border protection, and roughly 100 people are expected to be hired for the work. Sierra Nevada's vice president, William Shaver, says the Hagerstown site, near Hagerstown Regional Airport, already has a little more than 500 employees. About half of the current Sierra Nevada employees are contractors.

    The new workers will include engineers, mechanics, metal workers and maintenance staff.

    Rebecca Sheir reports...

    WAMU 88.5

    Art Beat With Lauren Landau, August 21

    A jazz band performs at a local venue and a play explores the difficulties of surviving the American high school experience.

    NPR

    California Drought Has Wild Salmon Competing With Almonds For Water

    Thousands of Chinook salmon are struggling to survive in the Klamath River, where waters are running dangerously low and warm. Cold reservoir water is instead going to farms in the Central Valley.
    WAMU 88.5

    McDonnell To Take Stand Again Today In Corruption Trial

    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will take the stand Thursday for the second day, as defense attorneys seek to emphasize how the Republican's relationship with Jonnie Williams did not involve extending special treatment.

    NPR

    Islamic State Uses Online Strategies To Get Its Message Out

    Experts say the videotaped killing of journalist James Foley is part of a broader propaganda strategy by Islamist militants. The group, the Islamic State, has become a master of the video medium.

    Leave a Comment

    Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.