Brad Graves

Reporter

Email: bradg@sdbj.com
Phone: 858-277-6359 Extension: 3102

Recent Stories

Soltek Pacific Gets $12M in Renovation Work at 32nd Street

New Center Will Support Navy Littoral Combat Ships

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Viasat Q1 Revenue Hits $537M, Buoyed By Several Factors

Aircraft Business Affected By 737 MAX Groundings

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Turtle Beach Q2 Revenue Is $41.3M; Co. Names Director

Corporation Gains More Perspective on Ecommerce

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CUSTOM CONTENT: The World of Work Is Ready to Change Again

Deloitte and the San Diego Business Journal address the future of work.

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Blue Tech Inc. Gets Computer Contract From U.S. Army

Point Loma Firm to Split Work With 7 Other Cos.

The following are selected defense contracts awarded to San Diego County companies in late July and early August.

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Inseego Reports Q2 Revenue of $56M; Up 14% From 2018

5G Wireless Hotspot Hits Market; Growth Expected

Inseego Corp. saw its second quarter revenue grow 14% year-over-year to $55.9 million. The business announced financial results on Aug. 6.

Sempra Energy Q2 Revenue Is $2.23B; LNG Shipments Start

Asset Sale Talks in Progress; LNG Customers Sought

Sempra Energy reported net income of $354 million, or $1.29 per share, on revenue of $2.23 billion during its second quarter.

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Cubic Reports Q3 Results; It Could Buy Tech Co.

DEFENSE: Company Restructures, Makes Supply Chain Leaner

Cubic Corp. disclosed that it paid $50 million in cash to acquire a 20 percent stake in a privately held software company based outside Washington, D.C.

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Teehee Bishop Joint Venture to Put Roofs On Navy Buildings

Small Businesses Poised to Divide Up to $30 Million

The following are selected defense contracts awarded to San Diego County companies in late July.

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New Address Will Let DRS Daylight Solutions Grow

$100M Business Serves Both Military and Medical Clients

From the very start, DRS Daylight Solutions set out to make a dual-use product — that is, something both the military and commercial enterprises might use.

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Revenue Up 24% at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

Organic Growth Was 13%; Capital Expenditures Planned

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc., is a defense contractor and electronics maker based in Scripps Ranch.

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Northrop Grumman Names Customers for Long-Endurance Firebird Aircraft

Company Sees More Than a Military Future for Unusual Vehicle

For the first time, Northrop Grumman Corp. has announced customers for its Firebird aircraft, built for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, or ISR.

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Gets $275M Order

Aircraft, Ground Electronics Are Part of U.S. Army Deal

The following are selected defense contracts awarded to San Diego County companies in mid-July. The U.S. Department of Defense releases a digest of contract awards daily at 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

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Sanford Gift to Fund Compassion Research at UC San Diego

San Diego philanthropist Denny Sanford made a major gift to UC San Diego for research into the biology of compassion. Such research could help train future generations of physicians.

Technology, Collaboration Influence the Employee’s Habitat

REAL ESTATE: Diverse Business Models Spur Mix of Remote, On-Site Work

The needs and the abilities of a company workforce are not the same as they were only a few years ago. So the office is changing, morphing and stretching.

Northrop Grumman Fire Scout Ready to Fight

Unmanned Helicopter Passes the Point of Initial Operational Capability

The U.S. Navy has declared that an unmanned helicopter built by Northrop Grumman Corp. is ready for prime time.

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Research Reactor at GA in Demand

Torrey Pines Campus Hosts Dept. of Energy Fusion Work

Though its defense contracting businesses get more press, General Atomics was founded on atomic energy. The company still does interesting work in the field.

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Nominations Are Open for Next Top Business Leaders Under 40

Nominations are now open for the San Diego Business Journal’s 2019 Next Top 40 Awards.

The Military Buys Everything, Including Plumbing Services

Logistics Work Adds Up for General Atomics Aeronautical

The following are selected defense contracts awarded to San Diego County companies in late June and early July.

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Tyson Sees Need for 100 Additional Attorneys

LAW: Firm Nearly Doubled Revenue in 2018 to $40.6M

Tyson & Mendes LLP is experiencing quite a growth spurt, practically doubling its revenue in 2018 to $40.6 million.

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New CEO to Lead PSemi in Producing Next Billion Chips

Semiconductor Maker Expects To Continue Growth Trajectory

Sumit Tomar took on the CEO’s role at Miramar-area semiconductor maker PSemi Corp. on July 1.

GA-ASI Gets $80M Logistics Deal for Gray Eagle Aircraft

Northrop Grumman Receives $7M for Airborne Data Link

The following are selected defense contracts awarded to San Diego County companies in late June. The U.S. Department of Defense releases a digest of contract awards daily at 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

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Bank Raises $10M in Private Placement

Private Bancorp of America Inc., the La Jolla-based parent of CalPrivate Bank, said it recently completed a $10 million private placement of common stock.

Navy Courts Small Business In Gold Coast

The Annual Event Can Help Newcomers To Government Contracting

Government contractors — not to mention business people who would like to get contracts — have a unique opportunity this month to hear what the U.S. Navy and other government offices are in the mood to buy.

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Federal and Military Leaders Take Tours Of 6 Tech Companies

Goals Are to Find Best Practices, Boost Resilience

Dignitaries from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, including the department’s chief information officer, visited six San Diego technology companies on June 24 and 25 for a look at how the region is evolving as a technology and cybersecurity hub.

Netradyne on Path to Gather 2.7M Miles Of U.S. Road Data

Specialist Looking for Insight on Trouble Spots

Netradyne has its eyes on the road.

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NASSCO Launch Is a Big Deal for Shipyard

SHIPPING: First Ship of Two Is Part of $511M Contract With Matson

General Dynamics NASSCO launched a newly built commercial container ship June 15 with much fanfare.

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Viasat, Arianespace Modify Launch Deal

New Model Launch Vehicle Will Carry Satellite to Space

Viasat Inc. announced on June 17 that when it comes time to launch its constellation of ViaSat-3 satellites, it will use a new model of rocket from Arianespace.

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Kratos, Air Force Put Drone to Test

Aircraft Reportedly Costs A Few Million Dollars

The unmanned tactical aircraft called the Valkyrie from Kratos Defense and Security Solutions Inc. passed another milestone on June 11, making a 71-minute test flight.

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Cubic Data Security Gets NSA’s Approval

Employees Craft Electronics to Transmit Classified Flight Data

The National Security Agency has said that a Cubic Corp. electronics package called Engage is acceptable for transferring classified data.

Cubic to Provide Advanced Data Link To F-35 Lightning II

Northrop Grumman Builds Electronics in Separate Effort

The space for electronics inside a Lightning II fighter aircraft is at a premium.

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As Times Change, Universities Fine-Tune MBA Programs

Online or in Person? Local Programs Straddle Line

Universities stand conventional thinking on its head. It’s what they do.

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Executive Q & A: Masters In Business

The decision to pursue an MBA is a big one. The San Diego Business Journal recently spoke with three university administrators about master of business administration programs, and how to evaluate the merits of competing MBA programs. Read on for their thoughts:

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Sempra Declares Dividends for Common, Preferred Stock

Sempra Energy, the San Diego energy services company, announced a dividend of 96.75 cents per share, payable July 15 to shareholders of record on July 5.

Viasat Plans to Scan the Heavens From a Post in the Outback

Australian Government is Part Of Multimillion-Dollar Deal

Viasat Inc. is planning a multimillion-dollar infrastructure project.

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United Technologies, Raytheon Merger to Touch San Diego

Diverse Lines of Business Would Join Up in Mid-2020

A sizable aerospace and defense industry merger announced earlier in June will affect San Diego County.

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Navy Awards Michael Baker International Up to $99M in Work

The U.S. Navy awarded the San Diego office of Michael Baker International Inc. a five-year contract for civil engineering services. The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity deal has a ceiling price of $99 million.

RF Industries Reports $1.1M in Quarterly Net Income

RF Industries Ltd. — a maker of telecommunications cables, connectors and related electronic equipment — reported net income of $1.06 million, or 11 cents per diluted share, on net sales of $13.6 million during its second quarter, which ended on April 30.

RF Industries Names Board Member

Sherry Cefali has been appointed to the board of San Diego-based RF Industries Ltd., the publicly traded business that specializes in electronic interconnect products.

Interim Dean Named at SDSU’s Fowler College of Business

Bruce Reinig has been appointed acting and interim dean of the Fowler College of Business at San Diego State University, effective June 1.

Escondido Company’s Respiratory Aid Gets More Federal Funding

Medical Devices: Kaer Biotherapeutics Receives SBIR Grant

Escondido-based Kaer Biotherapeutics received a $300,000 federal grant to help it develop medical technology that could potentially help premature babies and adults with respiratory problems.

AttackIQ’s $17.6M Series B Will Keep It On the Offensive

SECURITY: It Plans to Hire This Year, Sees IPO in Its Future

Energy companies, health records companies, and other tech-heavy industries are keeping a closer eye on security. And with good reason: A failure in the electric grid or a banking system could be disastrous. But how do they ensure the dozens of systems they employ are working properly?

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Pentagon Spends On Services for Navy, Marines

Funds Go Toward Unmanned Aircraft, Ship Repair and IT

The following are selected defense contracts awarded to San Diego County companies during late May. The U.S. Department of Defense releases a digest of contract awards daily at 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

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Navy’s New Name For Its Old Town Base Is NAVWAR

Cyber Command’s Local Economic Impact Is $1.77B

The U.S. Navy changed the name of its information technology command in Old Town on June 3. The SPAWAR name is gone.

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Escondido Company’s Respiratory Aid Gets More Federal Funding

Escondido-based Kaer Biotherapeutics received a $300,000 federal grant to help it develop medical technology that could potentially help premature babies and adults with respiratory problems.

Venture Funded Software Firm Names CTO

ESUB Construction Software named Angelina Hendricks its chief technology officer. The hire follows on the heels of the announcement that eSUB raised $12 million in venture funding.

Navy Renames IT Command

The U.S. Navy information technology command based in Old Town will now be known as Naval Information Warfare Systems Command, or NAVWARSYSCOM.

Saudi Arabia Talks LNG Imports, Partnership With Sempra

Under the deal, Saudi Aramco would take a 25 percent stake in Sempra LNG's Port Arthur, Texas plant, which has yet to be financed and built. Sempra would export 5 million metric tons of LNG per year to Saudi Aramco.

Viasat Gets $10M Military Satellite Contract

Viasat Inc. said it received a contract to build a low Earth orbit satellite for the U.S. military’s Link 16 radio system. The Space Enterprise Consortium of the U.S. Air Force made the $10 million award.

A Sound Business Model: LRAD Grows Revenue 30 Percent

DEFENSE: Rancho Bernardo Business Bought Back $2.2M of Its Stock

LRAD Corp., the maker of Long Range Acoustic Devices able to deliver sound over great distances intelligibly, reported net income of $1.18 million, or 4 cents per share, on total revenues of $10.2 million during its second quarter, which ended March 31.

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