The University of Hawaii and U.S. Navy have agreed to extend their contract to house a controversial military research lab within UH facilities.
The first five-year contract was finalized in 2008 and expired July 14.
The press release announcing the extension comes more than a week after Civil Beat first inquired about the lab to no avail.
The release explains that the Navy last March threatened not to extend the agreement because the university wasn’t demonstrating a strong enough commitment to the contract. So UH last September hired a retired Navy admiral, Mike