DEFENSE: Budget Cuts May Change Playing Field, Players
With the U.S. government tightening its grip on its purse strings and defense spending in decline, there are likely to be mergers and acquisitions ahead for military contractors.
TECH: Firms Find Ways to Give Workers Secure Access to Data
When Cadence Pharmaceuticals Inc. saw that it was time to retire the laptop computers that its sales force carried, it set foot in the growing world of BYOD.
DEFENSE: Follow-On Project to Be Huge For Winning Bidder
Northrop Grumman recently helped the U.S. Navy launch an unmanned, strike-fighter sized aircraft from the deck of an aircraft carrier, for the first time.
TECH: FCC Examining Idea of Using Cell Towers for Service
The federal government is taking up a 2-year-old proposal from Qualcomm Inc. to extend broadband Internet service to air travelers, using cell towers.
Defense: Newest U.S. Navy Squadron Has Local Business Tie
Northrop Grumman is giving the Magicians a new trick. Officials at Naval Air Station North Island recently held ceremonies to inaugurate the Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 35, nicknamed the Magicians.
DEFENSE: Three Execs Team Up to Get Big Defense Deal
Georgia Griffiths, CEO of G2 Software Systems Inc., was on vacation when she realized an opportunity to grab the largest deal in her company’s history.
DEFENSE: Women in Top Jobs, Programs Open Industry
Those wondering about opportunities for women in the defense sector may be heartened by developments at General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin Corp.
Cubic Corp. reported a 7 percent increase in second quarter sales and a 16 percent increase in net income compared with the same period one year ago.
PROPERTY: Busy Season Begins Late June Through August
The coming of summer means it’s high season for businesses such as Penny Realty Inc. The Pacific Beach firm rents out 90 vacation homes, largely but not exclusively in Pacific Beach and neighboring Mission Beach.
DEFENSE: Northrop Grumman’s Drone Is Big Part of Navy’s Plans
The recently released White House budget request for 2014 allocates fewer dollars to Global Hawk, Northrop Grumman’s high-flying unmanned spy plane.