Read about some of the major players at the intersection of defense and small business in this special report.
The growing popularity of Web 2.0 technologies such as social networking, instant messaging and virtual environments is undoubtedly the wave of the future, and there are compelling reasons why these tools should continue to be promoted by the Department of Defense. These Web-based systems can directly enhance the armed forces' efforts to provide education and collaboration for service members and families by offering innovative and stimulating virtual worlds to educate and foster relationships.
Many would argue, understandably so, that government does not often provide models for corporations to follow to improve their bottom line. However, federal agencies have long taken the leadership position in cyber security on this one key point: recognizing that it's not enough to know how networks were hacked, but also to know by whom.
For many business leaders, 2009 is a year better seen through the rearview mirror. Important lessons were learned, and, now, most look to make 2010 a much better year. However, TechFlow Inc., a San Diego-based government contractor, experienced its most successful, most explosive year on record, bucking both local and national trends in an otherwise troubling year for small business.
The San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC), formed in 2004, provides a bridge between the military and the San Diego community by helping address military business issues and supporting efforts to improve the quality of life of service members and their families.
The changing face of the fleet and roles in international response are keeping the Fleet Industrial Supply Command busy.
Defense industry leaders on Tuesday received an update about what is going on at Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, and what to expect in the coming year.
Service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSB) learned Friday about opportunities available to them in military construction and obtained helpful hints for winning government contracts.
Northrop Grumman Corp. joined other large prime government contractors this week in a trend to move corporate headquarters to the Washington, D.C. area.
When it comes to cloud computing, there sometimes are more questions than answers.
Changes in government contracting are coming down the pipe from the top levels of federal government in what industry leaders say are part of the standard pendulum swing.
Cyber space is no longer the next frontier -- it's here and it needs to be secured.
Spending 25 years in the Navy as a pilot has conditioned John Pettitt to waking early, working long hours and taking naps when he can find time.
John Nersesian took office in 2009 as president of the San Diego Military Advisory Council with four clear goals for the group.
Navy Capt. Mark Kohlheim has had the distinct privilege of being in a position to hire hundreds of people in recent years, with another 600 expected in 2009.
Michael Jones serves as president and CEO of the Security Network, which brings together small and medium-sized companies with innovative technologies and connects them with defense contractors and government agencies. He is also the president of ProFinance Associates and the CFO of Seabotics.
The defense industry has a passionate small business advocate in Benito Hobson.
A tough economy in 2009 left many businesses struggling to make ends meet, hoping to stay open one more day.
He might not wear a uniform anymore, but retired Vice Adm. Tim LaFleur still uses the skills he perfected during 35 years in the Navy to continue his service.
Explore the relationship between the defense industry and small business, their impact on the region and local companies making big moves.
This special report explores the relationship between the defense industry and small business, and their impact on the region.