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Nassco Names Three VPs

National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. President Frederick J. Harris has appointed three new vice presidents.

Donald H. Dame, 54, has been named vice president of human resources. Dame spent the last seven years as vice president of human resources and government relations at Illinois-based Freeman Energy. Both Nassco and Freeman Energy are General Dynamics subsidiaries.

Robert E. Smith, 39, was named Nassco’s vice president of finance and chief financial officer. Smith comes from General Dynamics Electric Boat, where he served as the subsidiary’s director of contracts and estimating.

Arthur L. Serpa, 56, was named vice president of production outfitting, a newly created position.

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In a release, the company said the new job would help Nassco “continue its role at the forefront of American shipbuilding.”

Serpa also comes from General Dynamics Electric Boat, where he worked as director of manufacturing at the subsidiary’s Quonset Point facility in Rhode Island.

Dame and Smith are replacing Eric Murray, who recently retired as Nassco’s vice president of human resources and finance.

Nassco, a General Dynamics subsidiary, employs 4,000 locally.

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Court Management:

MasterDox, a San Diego-based technology company, announced the creation of a new court case management system designed to help manage information during trial preparation.

The company’s software, caseDox, combines a Web-based locker for documents with other case-management tools.

The company charges a 34-cent scanning and processing fee per document, which then enables attorneys involved in the case to search a repository of those documents for key words or specific terms.

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Recon Contract:

San Diego-based Science Applications International Corp. has won a $30 million contract to provide continuing support to the National Reconnaissance Office’s Signals Intelligence Applications and Integration Office and the agency’s Signals Intelligence Directorate.

SAIC will provide systems, engineering, test and evaluation and management support on the contract, which has a base year and four one-year options.

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Online Locker:

Streamload Inc., a San Diego-based digital media company, has launched an online media center, which offers users the ability to store, organize and share personal media online.

The subscriber-based service allows 25 gigabytes of online storage to standard users for free; users can upgrade to 250 gigabytes of space for $9.95 monthly.

Streamload includes a video-sharing service, which allows subscribers to create video albums and preview and share high-quality video files.

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Charitable Work:

Cymer Inc., a San Diego-based semiconductor manufacturer, has donated $175,000 to UC San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering Scholars Program.

The gift will fund a scholarship and fellowship to an undergraduate and graduate recipient.

Candidates will be selected from UCSD’s 2006 engineering applicants.

The Jacobs School Pascal Didier undergraduate scholar will receive $100,000 during four years for full tuition and living expenses. The scholarship is named for Cymer’s former president, who died this month.

The Jacobs School S.C. Lin graduate scholar will receive a $75,000 research fellowship.


Have any defense or technology related news? Send it to Rob Davis at rdavis@sdbj.com or call him at (858) 277-6359.

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