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Can San Diego Defend Against Possible Base Closure Threats?

Geopolitics are complex enough to make your head spin. From the Middle East to the China Sea, there are thorny and complicated disputes. But within the borders of the United States is something that might be just as complicated: the politics of Pentagon spending.

Cubic Corp. Receives $80M Task Order for Military Training Support

Kearny Mesa-based Cubic Corp. said on Aug. 29 that it received a five-year, $80 million task order to support aviation training at five U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps bases.

Datron Gets $495M Foreign Military Sales Contract

Afghanistan continues to be a plum market for Datron World Communications.

Capt. Joel Roos Taking Command of Naval Medical Center San Diego

Former U.S. Seventh Fleet Surgeon Capt. Joel Roos will assume command Aug. 30 of Naval Medical Center San Diego, relieving Capt. José Acosta, who will become lead medical officer of the locally based U.S. Third Fleet, the military announced.

Escondido-Based Herman Construction Gets $15.9 Million Army Contract

The U.S. Army said on Aug. 23 that it awarded Herman Construction Group Inc. of Escondido a contract worth $15.9 million.

Kratos Awarded $20 Million Contract

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. will play a part in getting the U.S. Air Force’s new aerial refueling tanker off the ground.

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Darryl Albertson Named Cubic Corp.'s First Diversity Officer

Cubic Corp. has named Darryl Albertson as its chief human resources and diversity officer.

Cubic Corp. to Lease Space in Otay Mesa

Cubic Corp. is leasing a 39,000-square-foot facility in Otay Mesa to complement its Tijuana manufacturing space.

Zumwalt Headed to San Diego After Commissioning

The U.S. Navy plans to send its futuristic destroyer Zumwalt to San Diego after the ship’s Oct. 15 commissioning ceremony in Baltimore.

Pentagon Taps ViaSat for Two Contract Awards

The U.S. Navy’s satellite network is trusty, but it needs an update. So it has tapped ViaSat Inc. for some help.

Two San Diego-Based Environmental Companies Will Compete for Navy Contracts

Two San Diego-area businesses received U.S. Navy contracts to provide habitat enhancement services on the Navy Department’s sprawling network of bases in Arizona, California and Nevada.

BAE Systems San Diego Awarded Second-Year Contract Options for Navy Ship Modernization Projects

BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair is among seven companies awarded second-year contract options on U.S. Navy ship modernization deals.

General Dynamics NASSCO Awarded $24.4 Million Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics NASSCO a $24.4 million contract modification to refine the design of the Navy’s proposed LX(R) amphibious ship replacement. Work is expected to last until September 2017.

Women Speakers at Conference Part of Sea Change for Military

One of the biggest military stories of the decade has been the gradual increase in the number of women among U.S. fighting forces on the front lines. There has been a lively debate over whether and how women should serve in the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps infantry. In the U.S. Navy, women are slowly entering the submarine force. Early this month, Los Angeles native Dominique Saavedra became the first female enlisted sailor to earn her silver dolphins pin, meaning she is qualified to work on a submarine. A chief culinary specialist, Saavedra is expected to deploy on the USS Michigan, which carries Tomahawk missiles.

BAE Systems Ship Repair Leases 100,000 Square Feet in Chula Vista

Driven by the U.S. Navy’s plan to station more ships in San Diego and its own plans to grow, BAE Systems Ship Repair recently leased more than 100,000 square feet of new space in the South Bay.