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  • Monte Vista High School science building completed

    On April 12, C.W. Driver completed construction on the Grossmont Union High School District’s new science building at Monte Vista High School in Spring Valley. Construction of the project was completed six weeks ahead of schedule and under budget. The state-of-the-art facility features two chemistry labs, two physics labs, four biology labs, one prep room, one chemical storage room, eight offices, student and faculty restrooms, and one data room.

  • Pentagon works to define rules of cyber warfare

    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. military may never have a direct answer on when to fire back against a computer-based attack, a top Pentagon leader said last Wednesday, reflecting the complex world of cyber warfare.

  • How an unfixed Net glitch could strand you offline

    NEW YORK -- In 1998, a hacker told Congress that he could bring down the Internet in 30 minutes by exploiting a certain flaw that sometimes caused online outages by misdirecting data. In 2003, the Bush administration concluded that fixing this flaw was in the nation's "vital interest."

  • Aging jet fighters concern retiring NORAD chief

    PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- A four-star general who's retiring from the military's top homeland security position said last Thursday the nation's radar system needs to be replaced and its jet fighter fleet is getting old.

  • The press release is dead; long live Twitter!

    I may be overdramatizing a bit, but I’m no longer a believer that the press release is the primary way most companies can generate good, positive PR. The reason is simple -- no one’s reading them anymore.

  • Fleet Week San Diego moving full steam ahead for 2010

    The mission of the San Diego Fleet Week Foundation, a not-for profit organization, is to honor and celebrate the men and women of the military through public events that entertain, and alliances that support and thank these heroes.

  • Service disabled veteran-owned firms seek higher profile with federal contracting

    Pat O’Day is a disabled veteran and Vietnam War Purple Heart recipient, and owner of two firms with Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOSB) status. Along with countless other veteran and disabled veteran business owners, he has found a lack of parity when it comes to federal contracting.

  • Strategic Data Systems names executive VP

    Beth Yakel has joined Strategic Data Systems (SDS) as executive vice president of its Government Solutions Business Unit. Founded in 1993, Strategic Data Systems is a certified small business providing Information Technology, Engineering and RFID solutions to government and commercial industry.

  • Bipartisan legislation to overhaul defense acquisition spending

    The House Armed Services Committee unanimously approved at the end of April new, bipartisan legislation that would overhaul defense acquisition spending.

  • C4ISR Symposium expands program to state, regional, local officials

    The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) San Diego Chapter and co-host SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific (SSC-Pacific) are pleased to announce this year’s 2010 C4ISR Symposium theme, “Tools and Technologies for Protecting our Critical Infrastructure.”

  • Sustainability becomes integral part of military construction

    Military presence is not the only thing growing in the region as a result of the military’s “Grow the Force” infrastructure build-up campaign. Sustainability is also spreading through the region, as a result of the military’s commitment to building new infrastructure to green building standards.

  • SPAWAR transfers tech to commercial markets

    Not every piece of technology developed initially for the Department of Defense ends up being used by the armed forces exclusively.

  • Panelists see opportunity to build new economic cluster in San Diego

    All one has to do is look at the large Naval ships docked near downtown to see the defense industry's presence in San Diego. However, not all aspects of the industry are so readily visible.

  • How an unfixed Net glitch could strand you offline

    NEW YORK (AP) -- In 1998, a hacker told Congress that he could bring down the Internet in 30 minutes by exploiting a certain flaw that sometimes caused online outages by misdirecting data. In 2003, the Bush administration concluded that fixing this flaw was in the nation's "vital interest."

  • RQ Construction part of multiple-award contracts for $1.5B in Navy projects

    RQ Construction Inc. is among several firms --including others in San Diego County -- that have been awarded part of $1.5 billion in multiple-award construction contracts by the U.S. Navy to complete construction of commercial and institutional buildings and various utilities.

  • SPAWAR small business program deputy teaches WID how to become protégés

    The Department of the Navy offers a program where small defense companies have the opportunity to team up with larger companies to learn how to grow their businesses, but sometimes, those small businesses do not know how to make the program work for them.

  • Software, defense may help SD lead high-tech sector

    Strengths in software services and defense have better positioned San Diego's high-tech sector than other regions in the state, an industry trade group leader said Tuesday.

  • Study: Desal plant at Camp Pendleton

    The plans to build a desalination plant at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton are moving forward.

  • FY2010 DoD economic impact to reach $28.4 billion

    Fiscal year 2008 Department of Defense spending increased roughly $2 billion while the overall economic output increased nearly $3 billion, bringing the totals to $16.18 billion and $26.51 billion, respectively, according to a new economic impact report released Wednesday by the San Diego Military Advisory Council.

  • Construction of $10 million training center under way at Camp Pendleton

    A design-build team comprising professionals from KMA Architecture & Engineering and Straub Construction Inc. has begun work on a Marine Corps Infantry Training Center at Camp Pendleton.

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  • Pentagon works to define rules of cyber warfare

    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. military may never have a direct answer on when to fire back against a computer-based attack, a top Pentagon leader said last Wednesday, reflecting the complex world of cyber warfare.

  • How an unfixed Net glitch could strand you offline

    NEW YORK -- In 1998, a hacker told Congress that he could bring down the Internet in 30 minutes by exploiting a certain flaw that sometimes caused online outages by misdirecting data. In 2003, the Bush administration concluded that fixing this flaw was in the nation's "vital interest."

  • Aging jet fighters concern retiring NORAD chief

    PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- A four-star general who's retiring from the military's top homeland security position said last Thursday the nation's radar system needs to be replaced and its jet fighter fleet is getting old.

  • How an unfixed Net glitch could strand you offline

    NEW YORK (AP) -- In 1998, a hacker told Congress that he could bring down the Internet in 30 minutes by exploiting a certain flaw that sometimes caused online outages by misdirecting data. In 2003, the Bush administration concluded that fixing this flaw was in the nation's "vital interest."