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Senator´s Husband´s Company Wins Defense Contract

A planning and engineering firm co-owned by Senator Dianne Feinstein´s husband has won a Pentagon contract that could be worth up to $600 million.

U.R.S. Corporation says the Army has hired one of its divisions and a partner for the 5 year contract. They will help with troop mobilization, weapons system training and anti-terrorism assessment.

Feinstein´s husband, Richard Blum, serves on the company´s board of directors. He controls about 24% of its stock.

The new contract is the latest lucrative defense job to be won by the San Francisco based company. In February, it was awarded an Army contract that could be worth more than $3 billion. A spokesman for Feinstein declined to comment.