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Prosecutors say a fourth member of the U.S. Navy has been charged with conspiracy to commit bribery in a multimillion-dollar scheme involving a Singapore-based defense contractor accused of giving cash, vacations and the services of prostitutes in exchange for information.

The amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25) is scheduled to arrive at its new homeport of Naval Base San Diego, on Monday, April 21.

If SPAWAR were a private company, it would have ranked as San Diego's 12th-largest private-sector employer in fiscal 2013, according to a report released Thursday by the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC).

Facilities management is as much about navigating employer-driven change, personal goal achievement and market opportunity as building technical, managerial and leadership prowess.

The Institute for Defense and Government Advancement’s 5th Annual Border Management Southwest event, “Securing the U.S-Mexico Border with tactical strategies and technologies,” will bring together military and government personnel from the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army and more to discuss the most pressing issues facing the Department of Homeland Security, from efforts to build new partnerships to modernizing security capabilities.

The guided missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) and the guided missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) are scheduled to return to Naval Base San Diego April 17 following completion of separate deployments to the Western Pacific Ocean.

The USS Zumwalt, the first in a class of three revolutionary U.S. Navy vessels known as the DDG 1000, is set to be christened Saturday in Bath, Maine, at General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will be the principal speaker.

National City is steeped in history that’s very significant to San Diego County’s early development. When Spanish soldiers and missionaries, led by Father Junipero Serra, occupied land that the Kumeyaay people farmed, they used 26,000 acres in what is now National City as grazing land for their horses and named it El Rancho del Rey, or “Ranch of the King.”

The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS McClusky (FFG 41) is expected to depart San Diego for a scheduled deployment to the 4th Fleet area of operations April 10.

Philanthropist Madeleine Pickens and The Del Mar Country Club have announced that more than $1 million was raised at the March 22 benefit event to support the SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation.

None of the three federal agencies that helped rescue an ill 1-year-old girl and her family from their broken down sailboat about 900 miles off Mexico's Pacific coast plan to seek reimbursement for the cost of the operation.

Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) will build five additional U.S. Navy MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopters, which allow ship commanders to extend their intelligence-gathering capabilities far beyond the horizon.

The red carpet is rolled out and ready for the commissioning Saturday of the U.S. Navy’s newest littoral combat ship, the USS Coronado. The Coronado, the fourth LCS and second of the Independence variant, is stationed at Naval Air Station North Island for the ceremony, which is expected to draw 5,000 visitors, but will be moved Monday to its homeport at Naval Base San Diego.

Point Loma is a 7-mile strip of land that serves as a gateway to San Diego Bay. The community has a strong tradition of the sea, long ties to the U.S. Navy and a bustling tourist industry.

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. in San Diego is being awarded a $43,781,216 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee, firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-12-C-0059) from the U.S. Navy.

San Diego’s Kratos Defense & Security (Nasdaq: KTOS) has been awarded $1.7 million for its electronic product division to provide critical microwave components that will be used in what the company describes as a “critical missile program.”

Escondido-based Bilbro Construction Co. is being awarded $11,009,552 for a firm-fixed-price task order under a previously awarded multiple-award construction contract for work on a tracked vehicle maintenance cover at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms.

As part of the effort to accelerate job growth and the cyber innovation economy in San Diego, the Cyber Center of Excellence has formed to serve as a hub for collaboration.

San Diego-based Epsilon Systems Solutions Inc. has been awarded a task order under its Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), SeaPort-Enhanced contract in the estimated amount of $53 million, if all options are exercised.

The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) is scheduled to depart Naval Base San Diego March 20 on an independent deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean.

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