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Daily Business Report — Nov. 10, 2009

BAE Systems Leads Team Competing for Navy Contract

BAE Systems in San Diego is leading a team competing for a contract with the Navy for the next development phase of the Navy’s  intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting system (ISR&T). The team consists of BAE Systems, General Dynamics, Sun Microsystems, MTCSC, Space Dynamics Laboratory, InisM and Athena consulting.

“Knowledge and intelligence are essential elements in providing an advantage to our warfighters,” said Gene Glazar, president of information solutions for BAE Systems. “This team is dedicated to ensuring that our Navy maintains information dominance in any battle space.”

The Navy is moving toward applications and services on a common infrastructure to share and disseminate vital ISR&T data for analysis and targeting in support of a wide range of missions. It allows the Navy to exchange information and data across multiple security domains, warfare areas, environments, and theaters.

The team will locate at the BAE Systems command, control, communications, computing, and intelligence development center in Point Loma. The Navy is expected to award the contract in March 2010.

UCSD Center to Study Migration and Health

UCSD will lead a new Center of Expertise on Migration and Health that will systematically study the health consequences of international population movements and developing more effective ways to address them. The new center is headed by Steffanie Strathdee, PhD, Harold Simon, chief of UCSD’s Division of Global Public Health, and Marc Schenker, public health sciences professor at UC Davis. “Such a program will serve the needs of migrants and refugees in California and around the world, by harnessing the wealth of knowledge and experience of migration and health researchers from various disciplines across all the UC campuses,” said Strathdee, who will lead the Southern hub of the center. Strathdee was the recent recipient of a grant for $100,000 over two years from The Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support development of the new center.

The research agenda at the Center of Expertise on Migration and Health will focus on four key areas: behavioral and socio-economic determinants of health, health outcomes in migrants’ communities of origin and destination, child health and health care delivery and policy. Forty scholars at 10 UC campuses have agreed to serve as the center’s initial core faculty.

Forum on Analytics

The San Diego Software Industry Council will present the “Forum on Analytics” conference Thursday from 7 a.m. to noon at the Del Mar Marriott in San Diego. The conference is open to the public and explores opportunities in analytics by presenting new career and revenue prospects, networking and panel discussions for investors, software developers, executives, marketing professionals and job seekers. Speakers include executives from IBM, Intuit, Microsoft, Accelrys, Illumina, ID Analytics, Covario and Newsforce. The Forum on Analytics is produced in association with the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering. The cost is $45 for Software Industry Council members and $60 for nonmembers. To register, call (858) 793-6655 or visit sdsic.org.

Diane Gage Lofgren Receives PRSA Recognition

Diane Gage Lofgren, senior vice president of brand strategy, communications and public relations for Kaiser Permanente, has been given the title of Fellow by the Public Relations Society of America. “Being inducted into the PRSA College of Fellows is one of the profession’s highest individual honors,” said Michael Herman, chair of the College of Fellows. Lofgren has been in her current position at Kaiser Permanente for three years. She established a national speakers’ bureau and issues council for Kaiser Permanente. She and her team launched the Kaiser Permanente News Center to serve as a source for internal and external stakeholders with timely responses to issues as well as broad-based information about the organization. She is a past president of the San Diego chapter of PRSA, and became accredited in public relations through PRSA in 1989.

Federal Contract Award

• Carefusion Corp. in San Diego, won a $54,780 federal contract from the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, for the maintenance of the Pyxis medical supply stations.

• Science Applications International Corp., San Diego, won a $734,924 federal contract from the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, for research and development.

• Axsys Technologies Inc. in San Diego won an $81,390 federal contract from the Defense Logistics Agency’s Defense Supply Center, Columbus, Ohio, for control transformer synchros.

• BAE Systems National Security in San Diego won a $25,353 federal contract from the Defense Logistics Agency’s Defense Supply Center, Richmond, Va., for electrical cable and conduit assemblies.

(Source: Targeted News Service)

Trigild Hires Senior Project Managers

Trigild, a distressed property management and loan recovery company based in San Diego, has hired Michael Dorris and Jules Sherwood as senior project managers. Sherwood will work from Trigild’s Phoenix office. Prior to joining Trigild, he was land development manager/project engineer for Shea Homes in Phoenix. Dorris previously was a senior manager for Opus West Corp., working out of its San Diego office to handle land acquisition opportunities, analyze investments, oversee outside attorneys and brokers and review/approve property management budgeting.

Chargers Blood Drive XXXI Set for Nov. 24

The San Diego Blood Bank will present Chargers Blood Drive XXXI from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 24 at the Town and Country Resort Hotel, 500 Hotel Circle North, in Mission Valley. San Diego County Credit Union is the presenting sponsor. The Chargers Blood Drive is one of the largest, single-day blood drives in the nation. The event features continuous entertainment, refreshments, free parking and an opportunity for autographs from Chargers players and Chargers Girls. Over the past 30 years, the Chargers Blood Drive has collected more than 50,000 pints of blood. Blood donors will be awarded a voucher that may be redeemed for a T-shirt, as well as a VIP wristband for the autograph line.

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