Indicted B-2 Engineer Had Ties to Several Universities
The Lafayette, Indiana Journal and Courier reports that Purdue University is "distancing itself" from Noshir S. Gowadia, the former Northrop Aircraft Inc. B-2 engineer that was indicted last week for transmitting national defense information and exporting classified technical data related to defense articles to foreign persons. The article indicates that Gowadia was a visiting professor at Purdue last spring and was in talks with Purdue to collaborate on a portion of a $1.1 million Department of Defense grant. The article indicates that Gowadia also worked as a consultant for a number of other universities, including the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa and Georgia Tech. Gowadia, who pleaded not guilty to the charges, is scheduled to be tried before a federal jury on January 10, 2006 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii.