The Mississippi Defense Initiative (MDI) is a program from the United States Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment, The University of Southern Mississippi, and public and private sector partners that believe in the promise of a diverse Mississippi economy.

The MDI unites federal labs, defense companies, other private businesses, Mississippi entrepreneurs, Mississippi educational institutions, Mississippi public entities, and domain experts to design, develop, and roll-out strategies to transition from heavy defense-oriented revenue models to commercial revenue models.

AQST Announces Success

AQST USA, Inc. out of Canton MS and their partners, Global Warming Solutions, Inc. (GWSO) out of Temecula, Calif., announce the successful completion of testing for their new and revolutionary battery hydrogen power technology, which was referred to as a “Multi-Energy Electrochemical Power Sources”. AQST and GWSO proudly announce that test results have far exceeded…
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Governor’s Office announces plans

The Governor’s Office of Military Affairs (GOMA) and the Mississippi Defense Initiative (MDI) at the University of Southern Mississippi have announced plans to strengthen and grow Mississippi’s defense economy with a recently released new strategy document, The Future Fight: Mississippi’s Defense Economy Strategic Plan, developed to capitalize on trends in national defense and the national…
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