Brad Graves

Reporter & Special Sections Editor

Phone: 619-366-6627

Recent Stories

Leonardo DRS Has $120M Contract For Laser Tech

System Foils Heat-Seeking Missiles By Dazzling Them

Cubic Satellite Gear Deal Worth Up to $172M

The U.S. Special Operations Command announced on Aug. 3 that it awarded the GATR Technologies subsidiary of Cubic Corp. a five-year, indefinite delivery, indefinite quality contract that could be worth as much as $172 million.

Religious Services, Group Workouts OK’d in County Parks

San Diego County Supervisors on Aug. 5 approved the concept of opening certain parks overseen by the county government for religious services, cultural ceremonies and organized fitness activities.

With San Diego Expertise, ASML Makes Microchips Smaller

TECHNOLOGY: Extreme Ultraviolet Laser Light Makes It Possible

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RQ and DPR Get $144M Deal to Rebuild Hurricane-Damaged Camp Lejeune

Eight Construction Firms to Split as Much as $100M

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Unmanned Aircraft Concept Could Be Payday for Contractors

DEFENSE: Up to Three Businesses Look for Work on Skyborg Program

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Qualcomm Tests Connected Car Tech in San Diego

C-V2X Testing Is in Conjunction With Caltrans and Others

T3i Inc. Receives $26.4M Deal to Train Navy Special Operations Forces

Ship Repair Deals Take San Diego Firms to Hawaii

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Cubic to Provide Battle Simulations in $16M Deal

DEFENSE: British Army Uses Technology From San Diego Corporation

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GA-ASI Signs $82M Unmanned Aircraft Deal

DEFENSE: U.K.’s Royal Air Force Buys Its First 3 Copies of New Model

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EvoNexus Debuts 5G Incubator

TECH: Qualcomm Backs Program

RQ Construction Gets $26M Deal To Build Special Warfare Facility

Building Projects Coming to Several Naval Bases

Northrop Grumman Benefits From F-35 Aircraft Contract

Cubic Also Preparing Electronics for Fighter

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Second Ship From $511M Order Launched

SHIPBUILDING: NASSCO Builds 2 Cargo Carriers for Matson

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USD Creates Real Estate Department

EDUCATION: Years of Effort Culminate in Innovative Program

Employment Law Has a New Emphasis in the Era of COVID-19

Health and Safety Goes to the Top of an Employer’s To-Do List

Transplant Games Slated for Summer 2022

San Diego will host the Donate Life Transplant Games 24 months from now. The San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl organization led the successful bid to bring the games to San Diego.

Second Ship From $511M Order Launched

SHIPBUILDING: NASSCO Builds 2 Cargo Carriers for Matson

General Dynamics NASSCO sent a commercial cargo ship that it is building for Matson Inc. down the inclined ways of its Barrio Logan shipyard and into San Diego Bay on July 2.

Viasat to Offer Home Internet Service in Brazil

Nationwide Coverage Offered By End of 2020

Kratos Defense to Help U.S. Army With Directed Energy Prototypes

In a First, U.S. Marine Corps Buys GA-ASI Aircraft

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Sempra to Put $5.82B Back Into Company

ENERGY: Sale Of South America Assets Concluded

Sleek & Stylish

Luxury Apartments Attract a Variety of Tenants

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Illumina Software Buy Estimated At $100 Million

GENOMICS: Deal Seen as Widening Competitive Edge

With $8.7 Million in Series A Funding, Sun Genomics Plans to Scale

BIOTECH: Firm Studies Customer DNA, Offers Customized Probiotics

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Under $70M Deal, Team Housing Solutions to Arrange Long-Term Stays

Navy Also Awards Ship Maintenance, Shore Facility Deals

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Cyber Career Map Points the Way For Job Seekers

Sector Employs 8,450 People in the Region

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World Trade Center Helps 15 Companies Target Overseas Opportunities

TRADE: White Labs Receives Its Benefits Early

Cox Charities Awards Scholarships to 25 Students

Cox Charities, the philanthropic arm of Cox Communications, awarded $77,000 in scholarships to 25 deserving San Diego County students this year. Here are the winning students and where they plan to study.

Entrepreneur Finds Opportunity in Changing Regulatory Climate

SERVICES: Co. Builds Business Around Complying With New CDC, State, County Rules

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Northrop Grumman Aircraft Deal Worth $333M

DEFENSE: Australia Places Order for 3 Unmanned Vehicles

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Inovio Pharmaceuticals Pulls in $71M in Pentagon Funding

BIOTECH: Co. Advancing Its COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate

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Rent Moratorium Extended in San Diego; Relief Funds to Be Offered

San Diego City Council took two actions benefiting small businesses, renters and their landlords on June 30.

NAVWAR Building Project Is on Track, Navy Officials Say

Old Town Redevelopment May Help Improve Transit

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Barnhart-Reese, I.E.-Pacific, Burch In Line for Construction Projects

Aircraft Systems Among Other Recent Defense Contracts

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Cox Communications to Harvest Sun Power With EDF

Cox Communications plans to generate and store solar energy. The Atlanta-based company contracted with EDF Renewables North America for solar photovoltaic and battery storage infrastructure at Cox’s San Diego corporate office.

For Its Next Project, Viasat Thinks Small

TECHNOLOGY: Low Earth Orbit Satellites May be on Horizon

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Aculon’s Move Solves Production Bottleneck

TECHNOLOGY: Firm’s Chemicals Help Clients’ Goods Stay Dry, Look Sharp

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Cue Collects $100M in Venture Funds; COVID-19 Test Approved

BIOTECH: Sorrento Valley Co. Receives FDA Emergency Use Authorization

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Kratos Defense to Sell Stock, Buy Antenna Maker

$200M Follow-on Offering Announced June 17

Harper Construction Gets $65.2M Deal To Design, Build Hangar at North Island

Project Will House the Navy’s Own V-22 Ospreys

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Loans Offer a Needed Lifeline to Small Businesses

FINANCE: PPP Loan Applications Close on June 30

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Cue Collects $100M in Venture Funds; COVID-19 Test Approved

BIOTECH: Sorrento Valley Co. Receives FDA Emergency Use Authorization

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Navy Construction Funds Released for Burch, I.E.-Pacific, Barnhart-Reese, Bilbro.

Other Deals Involve Shipyard Work and Aircraft Software

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Congress Takes Up Pentagon Spending Plan for 2021

Stopgap Bill With Limited Funding May Be in the Cards

GA and Space Micro Plan to Let Lasers Do the Talking

TECHNOLOGY: Goal Is to Have Satellites Exchange Information Quickly

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Small Business Loan Deadline Remains June 30; Some Ground Rules Change

As the deadline for small businesses to apply for federal relief draws near, requirements for the forgivable loan program called Paycheck Protection Program continue to change, as have applications.

Experts See Vulnerabilities in Work From Home Arrangements

SECURITY: Residential IT May Need a Tune-Up, and May Present an Economic Opportunity

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New South County EDC Chief Sees Region’s Potential

ECONOMY: Growth Opportunities Plentiful In Border Communities

PriceSmart Forges Ahead on New Store, Q2 Revenue at $907 Million

RETAIL: Latin American Warehouse Club Chain Based in San Diego

BAE Systems Aids New Jersey Pandemic Response From Afar

Rancho Bernardo Office Builds Geospatial Software, Counts State as a Client