Amazon Supports Department of Justice’s Prosecution of Six Defendants Charged with Fraud, Among Others

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Washington today brought charges against six individuals for conspiracy to use a communication facility to commit commercial bribery, conspiracy to access a protected computer without authorization, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and wire fraud. Amazon supported this lengthy investigation and the defendants were indicted this morning.

Granite Announces New York Stock Exchange Listing Extension

WATSONVILLE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Granite Construction Incorporated (NYSE: GVA) (the “Company”) today announced that it has received an extension for continued listing and trading of the Company’s common stock on the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”).

U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory Announces Investment to Further Develop LH CO2MENT Colorado Project, Carbon Capture Technology

CHICAGO & HOUSTON & PARIS & VANCOUVER, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On September 1, the United States Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (DOE-NETL) awarded $1.5 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development to support the initial engineering analysis and advancement of the LH CO2MENT Colorado Project, which was the subject of a scoping study launched earlier this year. The commercial-scale carbon-capture project, based in Florence, Colorado, is a partnership of Svante Inc., LafargeHolcim, Oxy Low Carbon Ventures, LLC (OLCV), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Occidental, and Total.

To Drive Post-COVID Economic Recovery, Mayors Prioritize Infrastructure and Technology Investments

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– While a majority of U.S. mayors (94%) agree that their city’s economic recovery depends on containing and preventing community spread of the COVID-19 virus, investing in infrastructure to generate jobs and economic growth is the top immediate (69%) and long-term (71%) priority for mayors, according to “Infrastructure, Technology and Mayors’ Priorities for Confronting a Health, Economic and Societal Crisis,” a new U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) study conducted in partnership with Siemens USA by The Harris Poll.

CyberSheath Launches CMMC Managed Services For Defense Contractors Using Microsoft Technology Stack

RESTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CyberSheath Services International today launched its Managed Services for the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) to ensure compliance with the new cybersecurity standards for commercial contractors of the United States government. The managed services include a Shared Security Compliance Framework to guarantee compliance for both DFARS Clause 252.204-7012 / NIST SP 800-171 and evolving CMMC requirements.

8minute Solar Energy 67-Megawatt Lotus Solar Farm Now Fully Operational

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)– 8minute Solar Energy (8minute) today announced the 67-megawatt (MWdc) Lotus Solar Farm in Madera County, California is now fully operating. The Lotus Solar Farm produces energy for well over 12,000 Southern California homes, delivered through a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Southern California Edison, and will reduce carbon emissions by more than 48,000 metric tons each year.

Lockheed Martin Awards POC $31M Secure Data Storage Contract

TORRANCE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Physical Optics Corporation (POC): Lockheed Martin recently awarded POC a multi-phase development, production, and sustainment firm fixed price contract to provide secure, advanced data storage systems in support of new-production F-16s.

Renewable Properties Raises $30 Million to Accelerate Growth

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Renewable Properties, a developer and investor of small-scale utility and community solar energy projects throughout the U.S., announces it has successfully raised $30 million from funds managed by CarVal Investors, a global alternative investment fund manager. Funds will be used to further develop Renewable Properties’ existing utility-scale solar project pipeline, expand development efforts into new and existing markets, and secure new project opportunities and acquisitions.

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