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The same day that a congressional report found the Chinese are developing space technologies capable of shutting down the U.S. military’s communication infrastructure, Robert Hormats, vice chairman of Kissinger Associates, made the case for a positive Chinese-U.S. economic relationship in the future.

Business and professional groups will offer a range of activities this week.

Three Department of Defense contracts were awarded to San Diego companies this week, two of them to Northrop Grumman for MQ-4C Triton components, and engineering and logistics support for the MQ-8 Fire Scout.

Three Navy ships that approximately 4,500 sailors and Marines have called home for the last seven months are sitting about 5 miles off Camp Pendleton — close enough to see, almost close enough to touch and close enough to be home.

Nearly 4,500 sailors and Marines with the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are scheduled to return to San Diego on Wednesday after a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operations.

A proposed sale of unarmed surveillance drones by San Diego-based General Atomics to the United Arab Emirates — the first to a non-NATO ally — is clearing its final U.S. hurdle.

The Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, headquartered in San Diego, awarded Science Applications International Corp. a task order to provide architecture and systems engineering support services.

Business and professional groups will hold events this week on a wide range of topics.

How does a city with some 10,000 employees spread across 40 departments, all constantly looking to onboard the latest and greatest tech products, software and applications, ensure that hackers seeking valuable infrastructure or financial information are kept out of the cyberdomain?

My favorite part about living in San Diego is that when I tell someone where I am from, the first comment is inevitably about the weather. And who can argue? A recent trip to D.C. reminded me just how gorgeous it is here. They often talk about the beaches; sometimes they say “Oh, Gaslamp, right?” or something about Comic-Con. These are the things our town is known for.

The U.S. has approved its first policy for selling armed drones to allies, including drones made by San Diego-based General Atomics, the State Department said.

San Diego’s Cubic Corp. reported that it is combining its two defense operating segments -- Defense Systems and Mission Support Services -- as part of an improved profitability plan, and will consequentially reduce its global workforce by less than 2 percent, or roughly 150 people.

The U.S. Navy will send its new combat ship tailored for Asia’s shallow coastal waters to join military drills with South Korea that North Korea calls a prelude for invasion.

Business and professional groups are planning events this week on a range of topics.

After 13 years of mostly land-based operations, the Marine Corps is working to get back to its roots as a maritime service.

Palomar Display Products, based in Carlsbad, was awarded a $28.6 million contract Friday to produce binocular image control units for the Army Contracting Command, with one bid solicited and one received.

Rounding out a week of WEST 2015, discussions centered on the tools needed for a more agile defense force to meet rising demand in a shrinking budget environment, and the three sea service chiefs shared their higher-level take on the state of the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.

San Diego’s Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (Nasdaq: KTOS) has received a $5.9 million order for integrated microwave assemblies from the prime contractor on a long-term electronic attack airborne platform for the U.S. Navy.

When Maj. Gen. Lawrence Nicholson — now commanding general of the 1st Marine Division at Camp Pendleton — was a young lieutenant in the early 1980s, it was lights out on new information and communication when the ramp of his H-46 or CH-53 helicopter closed on the way to a mission.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work kicked off San Diego’s WEST 2015 sea services conference with a bang Tuesday, highlighting the need for increased investment in new technologies, a renewed focus on equipping and training surge forces, and the consequences of not lifting sequestration-level budget caps.

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