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Real estate and construction are the big topics this week for business and professional groups.


The guided missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) is scheduled to depart Oct. 31 on an independent deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean.

In a city seeking to assert dominance in the cyber sector, the crown jewel of the operation is the Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command — SPAWAR — which employs about 3,000 cyber-specific people, on par with the 3,500 private sector employees throughout San Diego.

San Diego-based Cubic Applications Inc. announced it has been awarded a contract valued at $46.5 million from the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command to support the USMC Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Training Systems Support (MTSS) effort.


Imagine flipping open the latest edition of a magazine and instead of seeing a list of the most walkable or dog-friendly cities, finding the most cyber-friendly cities, and then placing importance in the results.

After about a year and a half of planning, the final draft of the California Cyber Task Force Strategy was officially revealed Monday at a joint Cyber Center of Excellence and National Defense Industrial Association event in San Diego.


Business and professional groups around San Diego will host speakers, mixers and expos this week.

Between 100 and 200 miles off San Diego, 11 U.S. Navy vessels are participating in a trilateral Task Group Exercise with the Royal Canadian Navy and the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force that began Oct. 20 and runs through the end of the month.


San Diego’s Cyber Center of Excellence officially launched in March but has been doing a lot of what Center co-chairman Andrew Lee calls “frantic paddling underneath the surface” ever since.

Former San Diego Navy Mayor Vice Adm. William French is retiring from the Navy and his current post as commander, Navy Installations Command, and is being replaced by another former Navy Mayor, Vice Adm. Dixon Rhodes Smith, on Friday.


U.S. Navy ballistic missile defense-capable guided-missile destroyers USS Benfold (DDG 65) and USS Milius (DDG 69) are leaving their current homeport of San Diego to become part of the Forward Deployed Naval Forces in Yokosuka, Japan in the summers of 2015 and 2017, respectively.


Commander, Submarine Squadron 11 (CSS-11) will welcome the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS La Jolla (SSN 701) in a welcoming ceremony at 2 p.m. on Oct. 21, at Naval Base Point Loma.

The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) will return to San Diego, Oct. 20 from an independent deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean.


Defense contractors take note: The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is predicting a budgeting switch from a focus on the “tooth,” or battlefield robotics needs, to the “tail,” further down the chain from the battlefield itself.


Business and professional groups this week will be tackling topics ranging from cyberthreats, real estate forecasts and negotiation skills.


The skipper of a San Diego-based Navy frigate deployed to Central America has been removed from his job amid allegations of personal misconduct during his time in the region.


TJSL also will host the Military Spouse JD Networkís annual “Making the Right Moves” Conference on Friday, Oct. 17. The conference is an all-day professional development and leadership training event that will focus on creating and following a successful career path tailored to the unique needs of military spouse attorneys. It also will be an important and relevant event for current and former service members.


It’s a great day to be a crewmember of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell, which not only returned to San Diego from a three-month deployment on Monday, but did so with 14 tons of cocaine onboard.


Thomas Jefferson School of Law will host the Military Spouse JD Network’s annual “Making the Right Moves” Conference on Friday, Oct. 17.


The Department of the Navy announced it will base the F-35C aircraft at Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore, Calif.

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