View Full Version : Feds Shut Down Rocket Plant

2005-May-28, 06:06 PM
I wonder why. (http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/index.php?sty=42043)
Federal authorities shut down a major defense contractor plant Thursday morning in Chandler, telling workers to go home as agents scoured the facility.
Agents with the Defense Criminal Investigative Service were seen at the Orbital Sciences Corp. campus, but it was not known which federal agency served the search warrant.

The obscure agency is the investigative arm of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense that investigates terrorism, cybercrimes and technology transfers.

Sandy Raynor, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Phoenix, said she could not release any details of the investigation.

The Chandler operations are focused on developing and building launch vehicles for the U.S. military, NASA and commercial customers.

An Orbital Sciences representative said employees at the corporate office in Dulles, Va., were also asked to leave Thursday morning.Selling to the Chinese, perhaps?

2005-May-29, 12:40 AM
Orbital Announces Investigation (http://www.orbital.com/Template.php?Section=News&NavMenuID=32&template=Pr essReleaseDisplay.php&PressReleaseID=509)

2005-Jun-08, 07:18 PM
This smacks of Boeing-bought blue-suits and their spooks.