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Daily Business Report — January 18, 2010

SAIC Acquires Cybersecurity Company

Science Applications International Corp. has signed an agreement to acquire CloudShield Technologies Inc., a cybersecurity company headquartered in Sunnyvale. SAIC officials said the acquisition will enhance SAIC’s cybersecurity offering, and help the company bring to market products for high-speed networks, enabling it to meet emerging customer requirements in U.S. federal government and commercial markets. CloudShield will join SAIC’s Intelligence and Information Solutions Business Unit, part of SAIC’s Intelligence, Security and Technology Group led by Stu Shea.

“We are pleased to welcome CloudShield to SAIC and our cyber team,” said Shea. “This acquisition is an integral component of our enterprise cyber strategy and provides us with technology to help build a solid foundation for the development of solution-focused applications.” The acquisition is expected to close by mid-February.

USD Adds New Business Development Course

USD’s new Institute for Sales and Business Development has added a second course that will begin Feb. 2 at 6 p.m. in the Manchester Conference Center. The first course in January was filled almost immediately, said Jodi Waterhouse, director of USD’s Office of Corporate & Professional Education. “Clearly there’s a great need among small to medium-sized businesses for this kind of high-quality sales training so we have added another  course,” said Waterhouse. Early bird registration for the second course is $275. After Jan. 25, the cost will be $299. The Institute for Sales and Business Development is the first university-based program of its kind on the West Coast.

“The program is especially relevant to new entrepreneurs — lawyers, accountants and other professionals — who have expertise in their field but may not have the sales and other skills needed to operate their business successfully,” said Waterhouse.

For information and registration go to sandiego.edu/success or call (619) 260-4231.

Chair of Airport Authority to Give Talk

Bob Watkins, chairman of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, will talk about “The Green Build and Concession Opportunities” at the Jan. 26 Rice Club Luncheon sponsored by the Asian Business Association. It will be held at the San Diego Hall of Champions in Balboa Park. Registration is at 11:45 a.m. Networking and a buffet are from noon to 1 p.m. and the program runs from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Admission for ABA members is $25 and $30 for nonmembers.

SBA Links With Cuyamaca College

Ruben Garcia, San Diego district director of the U. S. Small Business Administration, has signed a strategic alliance with Tim O’Hare, interim vice president of instruction for Cuyamaca College. The agreement is expected to allow SBA and Cuyamaca College to work together to improve business access to technological information through educational opportunities and SBA resources while providing maximum financial opportunities and training to entrepreneurs.

Federal Contract Awards

(Source: Targeted News Service)

M.U. Inc. in Oceanside won a $33,300 federal contract from the Defense Logistics Agency’s Defense Supply Center, Columbus, Ohio, for electron tubes.

Science Applications International Corp., San Diego, won a $88,870 federal contract from NASA’s Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va., for professional, administrative and management support services under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Rore Innovative Solutions J.V., San Diego, won a $49,500,000 federal contract modification from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles, for building repairs under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Bowcon Co. Inc. in Escondido won a $216,475 federal contract from the General Services Administration’s Public Buildings Service, San Francisco, for the replacement of restroom fixtures under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Seaside Helicopters Inc. in Oceanside won a $169,399.78 federal contract from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection for main rotor blades.

Business Datebook

Jan. 19

BREAKFAST TALK: Jeff Moorad, vice chairman and CEO of the San Diego Padres, will give a talk on the recent Padres franchise deal at the Jan. 19 meeting of the San Diego chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth. It will be from 7 to 9 a.m. at the Doubletree Hotel Hazard Center, 7450 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego. ACG San Diego members are free; others are $50. To reserve, visit acteva.com/go/acgsd. For more information, call (619) 741-7247.

SEMINAR: The San Diego Direct Marketing Association presents the “2010 Marketing Trends” seminar featuring five speakers talking on marketing trends. Designed for marketing executives, PR directors, sales managers, marketing service providers. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Alliant University, 10455 Pomerado Road, San Diego. $79 for members, $99 for nonmembers and $59 for students.

Jan. 20

WORKSHOP: “Unlocking the Secrets: the Power of Strategic Alliances” sponsored by the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. A 90-minute training course to be successful in the chamber’s complementary referral program, the Business Alliance. Chamber HQ, 402 West Broadway, Suite 1000, San Diego. No charge. Reservations required. To reserve, e-mail Erin Chapman at echapman@sdchamber.org or call (619) 544-1382.

CONFERENCE: San Diego Society for Human Resource Management’s annual Law Day Conference focuses on employment law, compliance and legislative issues facing today’s workplace. 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, 10950 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla. $129 for members, $189 for nonmembers. To reserve and for more information, visit sdshrm.org or acteva.com/go/sdshrm.

FORUM: “TelCentris: Generating Revenue from a Market Used to ‘Free,’” 5 to 8 p.m. Salk Institute, 10010 North Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla. Sponsored by MIT Enterprise Forum San Diego. For more information, visit sdmitforum.org.

LUNCHEON: San Diego County Taxpayers Association sponsors a luncheon with San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith. Registration 11 a.m. to noon, lunch and program noon to 1:15 p.m., California Ballroom, Town and Country Resort, 500 Hotel Circle, Mission Valley. $35 for members, $45 for nonmembers. Register online at sdcta.org/Events/Event.asp or RSVP with Amy Harris at (619) 234-6423.

Jan. 21

LUNCHEON: Lawyers Club of San Diego monthly luncheon, noon to 1:15 p.m., Bristol Hotel, 1055 First Ave., Downtown San Diego. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. Members $25. Nonmembers $30. Make reservations to rsvp@lawyersclubsandiego.com.

LUNCHEON: Annual installation luncheon of the Downtown San Diego Partnership. 11:30 a.m. check-in, program at noon, Hard Rock Hotel, Downtown San Diego. For information, call Sheri Snead, (619) 234-0201 or e-mail her at ssnead@downtownsandiego.org.

WORKSHOP: Presentation workshop sponsored by BIOCOM, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at BIOCOM, 4510 Executive Drive Plaza 7, San Diego. Provides opportunity for practice, feedback, videotaping and one-on-one coaching for each participant. Each participant will present three times, be videotaped and receive group and one-on-one feedback. For information, call Kristie Grover, (858) 455-0300.

PANEL TALK: Citizens Coordinate for Century 3 hosts a breakfast dialogue, “Are the Tides Turning on Equity and Environmental Justice in San Diego Planning?” Harborside Room, Holiday Inn Embarcadero, 1355 North Harbor Drive, Downtown San Diego. Registration 7:30 a.m. Program runs from 8 to 9:15 a.m. Cost for the continental breakfast and program is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Cost at the door is $35 for all. Student admission is $10. For reservations, call (619) 232-7196.

Jan. 26

WORKSHOP: “Unlocking the Secrets: The Art of Giving a Presentation,” a training course sponsored by the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. 8 to 9:30 a.m., San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, 402 West Broadway, Suite 1000, San Diego. Learn how to show off what you do and share what makes your business, product or service unique. For more information, call (619) 544-1382.

Jan. 27

WORKSHOP: The San Diego chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators holds a special workshop/learning session on “The New Rules of Engagement: How Communicators Shape Leaders’ Thoughts and Actions.” Speaker is Mark Schumann, principal of Towers Perrin and 2008-09 chair of the IABC. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., learning session and lunch; 1 to 2 p.m., roundtable workshop. Doubletree Hotel San Diego/Mission Valley, 7450 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego. Register by Jan. 21 and its $40 for members, $50 for nonmembers. Register afterwards, its $50 and $60, respectively.

Jan. 29

CONFERENCE: The Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate’s 14th annual Real Estate Conference will feature real estate icon Sam Zell. Panels will discuss “The Shape of Things to Come: Capital Markets” and “The Shape of Things to Come: REITS, Retail, Development and Loan Workouts.” 7:30 a.m. to noon, Hilton San Diego Bayfront. To register, visit sandiego.edu/bmcevent. For more information, call Diane Gustafson at (619) 260-2379.

Feb. 3

ANNUAL DINNER: The 139th annual dinner of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, 5-8 p.m., Town and Country Resort & Convention Center, 500 Hotel Circle North, Grand Exhibit Hall. $150 individual registration. Highlights include induction of the 2010 chairman of the board, Tom Wornham of Wells Fargo, and the board of directors, and presentations of the Spirit of San Diego, Courageous Leadership and Regional Unity awards. For more information, call Katie at (619) 544-1370.

Feb. 4

FORUM: San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders will discuss past, present and future city government reforms that will shape the region in NAIOP San Diego’s fourth annual Breakfast with the Mayor program. (Rescheduled from Jan. 19). Marriott San Diego/Del Mar, 11966 El Camino Real, San Diego. Registration at 7:30 a.m., program runs from 8 to 9:15 a.m. $40 for members, $60 for nonmembers. Attendees may pay online at naiopsd.org. NAOP San Diego is a chapter of the Real Estate Development Association.

For more information, call Karen Burgess at (858) 509-4110.

Feb. 5

MEET THE LEADERS: Vista Chamber of Commerce host reception and dinner featuring talks by Congressman Darrell Issa, Assemblyman Martin Garrick and county Supervisor Bill Horn. 6:30 to 9:15 p.m., Shadowridge Country Club, 1980 Gateway Drive, Vista. Tickets are $125 per person. Contact the Vista Chamber of Commerce at (760) 726-1122.

Feb. 16

CELEBRATION: The Asian Business Association of San Diego holds its 16th annual Lunar New Year Celebration featuring Lucky Lion Dancers, a casino night with prizes and Chinese cuisine. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., dinner from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m., no-host bar, Fat City Steakhouse/China Camp Restaurant, 2137 Pacific Coast Highway, San Diego. Cost: before Feb. 16, $30 to ABA members, $35 for nonmembers; at the door, $40 members and nonmembers. Register online at abasd.org. For more information, call (858) 277-2822.

Feb. 24

DIGITAL FORUM: A forum on social media marketing will feature social media strategist and coach Jason Baer, who will lead a panel discussion on the topic. Sponsored by LEAD San Diego and Bailey Gardiner. 7:30 a.m., continential breakfast and networking; 8 a.m., presentation by Baer; 8:45 a.m., panel discussion. USD’s Joan B. Kroc Theatre, San Diego. $20 general admission, $15 for LEAD San Diego members. For more information, call (619) 280-5323.

Feb. 27

WORKSHOP: The San Diego chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers sponsors a “Day with Designers,” a public workshop to provide information on practical interior design basics and how to select an interior designer, among other tips. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Art Institute, 7650 Mission Valley Road, San Diego. Advanced tickets available for $35 by visiting ASIDSanDiego.org. Tickets at the door are $45. For more information, call (858) 646-9896.

The Daily Business Report is produced by REP Publishing Inc., publisher of San Diego Metropolitan magazine and the North Park News. (619) 906-4104.


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