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SDMAC Is Earning Respect as a Role Model

NONPROFIT: Group Seen as Example of Cooperation, EffectivenessThe San Diego Military Advisory Council has become a role model.

Coffman Specialties Gets $15.8M Defense Contract

San Diego-based Coffman Specialties Inc. received a $15.8 million task order to repair airfield pavement at March Air Reserve Base in Moreno Valley.

‘Boot Camp’ Gets Small Cos. Competitive For Contracts

Fifteen small defense contractors from San Diego County have been chosen to participate in the Defense Innovation Voucher program, called DIVx for short.

Reporter's Notebook: NASSCO to Begin Work On Auxiliary Ship Orders

General Dynamics NASSCO was scheduled to begin building a series of U.S. Navy auxiliary vessels Sept. 20 at its Barrio Logan shipyard.

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RQ Construction Receives SEAL Campus Work

The U.S. Navy awarded RQ Construction LLC of Carlsbad a $63.6 million firm fixed-price contract to design and build facilities at the Naval Special Warfare Coastal Campus at Coronado.

Defense Column Reporter's Notebook: Tour Is Step Up From Usual Bay Excursion

“You’ll get your cardio in today,” says a hard-hatted Gordon Rutherford.

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Defense Cos. Go on Offense for Space Needs

PROPERTY: Seek Big Buildings As Climate Favors Expansion

Defense contractors have been scooping up space in San Diego County at a near record pace.

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Balmert to Lead SDMAC

The San Diego Military Advisory Council has tapped Mark Balmert to be its new executive director, effective Oct. 1, following the retirement of current Executive Director Randy Bogle.

NASSCO’s New $219M Navy Contract Could Grow

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics NASSCO a $218.7 million firm fixed-price contract for shipyard work on the USS Bonhomme Richard.

New Leader, Bigger Dry Dock Working at Shipyard

A U.S. Navy career gave him a front-row seat to history. Now retired Rear Adm. David M. Thomas Jr. is tending to the fleet.

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U.S. Government Picks Viasat for In-flight Satellite Services

The Pentagon has awarded Viasat as much as $560 million worth of work over eight years.

Contracting Notes: LRAD to Provide Acoustic Hailing Devices to Army

Defense contracting notes, in no particular order: LRAD Corp. said Aug. 23 that it received an $11 million contract to provide acoustic hailing devices to the U.S. Army.

Kratos Receives Navy Radar Contract

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said Sept. 4 that it received a U.S. Navy contract that could be worth as much as $67.5 million over five years.

Knowles to Replace Buss as Cubic’s Defense Chief

Cubic Corp. is promoting Michael Knowles to president of its Global Defense business division, as well as corporate senior vice president.

Viasat Radio Gets NSA Approval

The National Security Agency has approved one of Viasat Inc.’s handheld military radios for use by Five Eyes partners and coalition military forces.

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