Learn about the current issues affecting the defense industry, both locally and nationally, in this spotlight.

  • San Diego's 'blue economy'

    Did you know that investments in maritime-related businesses are among the safest in our current economy? San Diego has an opportunity to be at the forefront of the growing “Blue Economy” in such fields as desalinization, weather and observation science, to robotics.

  • How employee benefits in the defense industry can survive sequestration

    “Sequestration” was the buzzword of the “fiscal cliff” discussion. In its simplest form, the term refers to across-the-board spending cuts in response to the U.S. budget deficit. The cuts have had a significant impact on the defense industry, which makes controlling health insurance costs all the more critical.

  • Big data still in its infancy

    While big data is already a big business, it’s still in its early stages.

  • Dolphins, sea lions assist the Navy

    Dolphins dazzle crowds at SeaWorld for their tricks and flips, but just a few miles away, their relatives train for a different kind of mission: to help protect lives and naval assets.

  • Blue Angels will not fly over Miramar this year

    Sequestration will keep one of the most popular aviation acts in the world from dazzling crowds at the Marine Corps Air Station Air Show in San Diego this fall.

  • Navy announces plans for deploying laser technology

    Citing a series of technological breakthroughs, Navy leaders announced plans April 8 at the Sea-Air-Space exposition to deploy for the first time a solid-state laser aboard a ship in fiscal year 2014.

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Archived Reports

Defense - August 2011

This Defense spotlight looks at naval aviation and contracts awarded.

Defense - April 2011

Learn about the current issues affecting the defense industry, both locally and nationally, in this spotlight.

Defense - January 2011

This Defense spotlight looks at local companies, contracts awarded and some of the hot issues in the industry.