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Sempra’s Q2 Net Income Is $559M

ENERGY: Customers in Line for Planned Texas LNG Export Plant

Sempra’s plans to ship more liquefied natural gas (LNG) to overseas ports, as well as the condition of its broader business, came into clearer focus as the summer has unfolded.

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NU System Chancellor to Step Down in 2023

Dr. Michael R. Cunningham will retire from his position as chancellor of National University System (NUS) at the end of the 2022-2023 school year.

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Navy Exercises Test Unmanned Assets

GA-ASI Aircraft, Experimental Vessels Put Through Their Paces

The U.S. Navy gave unmanned vehicle technology a workout as part of RIMPAC 2022, its month-long Rim of the Pacific exercise scheduled to end on Aug. 4. The exercise took place in and around the Hawaiian Islands as well as in Southern California. Some 26 nations participated.

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Sensor Work Occupies Northrop Grumman

AEROSPACE: Firm to Upgrade Gear on Navy’s Unmanned Triton Aircraft

The U.S. Navy recently modified two contracts with Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC), builder of the Triton unmanned aircraft. The deals will equip certain aircraft with a set of sensors designed to meet the Navy’s critical maritime intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting needs.

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Geriatric Emergency Care Gets Boost in San Diego

Healthcare and civic leaders gathered on the UC San Diego campus Thursday to announce a medical milestone: all 18 eligible hospitals in San Diego County have an accredited Geriatric Emergency Department — also called a GED.

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FBI Issues Warning Over Cyber Threats

CYBERSECURITY: Agents Cite Potential Harm From Bad Actors

There is evidence that hackers are attempting to spy or steal military or business secrets from San Diego businesses, according to leaders at the FBI’s San Diego field office in Sorrento Valley.

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Kratos to Expand Alabama Business

Southern Research Acquired for $80M; Hypersonic Work Eyed

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: KTOS) has acquired another company — this one in the aerospace center of Birmingham, Alabama. With the help of local government, the Scripps Ranch business plans to expand in that city, and go after work in hypersonic flight.

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NASSCO Inks $600M in Ship Contracts

SHIPBUILDING: Funds Will Support Preliminary Work on 3 Vessels

General Dynamics NASSCO signed $600 million in ship construction deals that will keep its Barrio Logan shipyard, as well as subcontractors throughout the country, busy from mid-2023 through 2027.

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Qualcomm Reports Quarterly Revenue of $10.9 Billion

WIRELESS: New Samsung Pact Signed; CEO Cites Strong Long-Term Outlook

Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) reported net income of $3.73 billion on revenue of $10.94 billion during its third quarter, which ended June 26. Net income rose 84% from the same quarter of 2021. Revenue rose 36%.

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GA-ASI to Maintain Reaper Aircraft in $34.6M Deal

AEROSPACE: Poway Company Will Offer Support in Yuma and an Undisclosed Location

The Department of the Navy awarded Poway-based General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. a $34.6 million modification to a previously awarded contract, covering maintenance, logistics and sustainment.

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