SDBJ SPECIAL REPORTS

S.D. Secures a Good Share Of Military Spending

From Contractors to Personnel, Region Reaps $50.1 Million in Impact From Defense Role

Every year, San Diego County brings in more U.S. Defense Department contracts than many states of the union. In 2017, San Diego’s $8.23 billion in defense wins were more than what the states of Washington and New York received individually.

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Region’s UAV Expertise Helps to Transform Military

DEFENSE: Role Has Been Expanding, More Civilian Use AlsoExpected

It was one more example of how the U.S. military is using unmanned aircraft to stretch its abilities.

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Asset Management Co. Gives Lessons in Team Building

Firm Taps Technology, Research and Vision To Serve Growing and Changing Clientele

Michael Johnson first became a manager at a relatively young age, inheriting oversight of his first team, at Moody’s Investors Service, when he was about 30, then other teams, and later another at Merrill Lynch & Co., in New York.

‘Genomics Evangelist’ Envisions Group Effort

Dawn Barry is a self-described genomics evangelist. But she’s not preaching to the choir.

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A New Day at the Office

Design and Construction Moves to Meet Millennials By Providing Open Space, Amenities And Office Options Rather Than a Set Space

Millennials, those younger workers between the ages of 18 and 34 who are seeking a different kind of workspace, are having a profound effect on the way offices are designed and built in San Diego County and elsewhere. And since millennials constitute a large percentage of the San Diego population, designers and builders are stepping up to accommodate their preferences.

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Alexan ALX Leads Way of Downtown Apartment Boom

PROPERTY: Alexan Targets Millennials; More Projects on the Way

Downtown San Diego is about to get the first in a series of new apartment towers — Alexan ALX — after a year of little activity

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Putting MBAs on Fast Track

Schools Consider Offering Accelerated Programs As Time and Career Concerns Weigh on Students

Nikhil Varaiya knows how to deal with students who complain it takes them too long to complete the Master of Business Administration program where he works at San Diego State University. “I’ve asked them, ‘Are you willing to go three semesters at 12 to 15 units a semester? That’s when they start to have some sort of hesitation,” said Varaiya, a finance professor at SDSU and director of its graduate business programs.

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Synergy, Right Symbolism Required for Proper Naming of Schools

EDUCATION: Institutions Often Have Guidelines For Transformational Event

Despite its youthful 27 years, California State University San Marcos can boast philanthropist names on five of its facilities, including the library, the field house and the home of the business school.

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Bringing AI Out of the Shadows

DEEP LEARNING: Intel Latest To Leverage San Diego Talent for Neuroscience

With significant help from some new allies in the far south of the state, Intel Corp. plans to ship a neural network microchip by the end of the year.

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Radar-like Lasers Show Promise in Obstacle Avoidance

NAVIGATION: Grant Helps Researchers Study How to Measure Motion

Lasers are getting more capable by the year.

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Innovation, Specialization Now Define Region’s Aviation Sector

ECONOMY: Many Jobs Created; Defense Needs Still a Big Driver

More than a century after the U.S. Navy tried out aircraft for the first time at North Island, the aviation business persists in San Diego County.

Private Jet Business Sticks With Its Flight Plan

Attempts to Bring Uber-Like Services or Other Big Changes to Aviation Don’t Take Off

There is something to be said for an on-demand charter flight, said Kimberly Herrell of Carlsbad-based Schubach Aviation. It’s nothing fancy. It’s the vanilla ice cream in the freezer case among sprinkles and swirls.

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