Daily Business Report-June 9, 2017
Lt. Clay Greunke, assigned to Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), demonstrates three-dimensional scanning and virtual reality by walking through processed scanned data from the guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (on right) compared to two-dimensional drawings of the ship (on left). (U.S. Navy photo illustration by Lt. Clay Greunke and Dawn Stankus)
SPAWAR Receives Secretary of the Navy
Award for 3-D Ship Scanning Technology
By Dawn Stankus | Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command
Virtual reality (VR) surrounds the lives of civilians and military members serving the Department of the Navy
every day. Whether a person goes to the movie theater, sporting event, theme park or plays video games in the comfort of their home, VR becomes something tangible and real in their lives. Now, the intricacies of VR and virtual environments (VE) are becoming a part of training, shipboard modernization, equipment installations and operational environments facing warfighters today.
Last year, the San Diego-based Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) formed the 3-D Ship Scanning Team to attack shipboard configuration management and to find new innovative techniques to further the SPAWAR mission of accelerating and streamlining delivery and installation of assets to the fleet and to reduce the cost of normal operations. Utilizing commercial off-the-shelf technology, the team took accurate 3-D representations of three operational ships scheduled for upcoming command, control, communication, computers and intelligence installations. The three ships included the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego, the guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun and the amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage.
The SPAWAR “scanning team” received the 2016 Secretary of the Navy Innovation Award in the category of Automated Process Development in a prestigious ceremony officiated by Thomas Dee, performing the duties of the Under Secretary of the Navy, on June 5.
On World Oceans Day, 1100
Commitments Made to Protect the Sea
At a first-of-its-kind event devoted to the oceans at the United Nations headquarters in New York, countries, private organizations, states, provinces, and universities have been making commitments to enhance the sustainability of the oceans.
Students and researchers from the University of California San Diego said on Thursday, June 8, World Oceans Day, that those pledges have inspired them to press on performing the science that helps understand the oceans and informing the policy that leads to protections – even if the United States is noticeably absent from the list of countries that have made such declarations.
The Ocean Conference, which concludes today, is the first convened to consider ocean protections as one of the 17 sustainable development goals identified by the U.N. in recent years. The goal pertaining to the oceans is identified by the moniker “SDG14” while others in the series consider poverty alleviation, gender equality, and other objectives. As with the landmark Paris Agreement from which the Trump Administration last week announced its withdrawal, the pledges made at the conference are nonbinding.
The UC San Diego delegates are traveling as representatives of the UC Revelle Program on Climate Science and Policy, the entity that represents the University of California system annually at the global climate-focused Conferences of the Parties, or COPs.
Millennium Medical Technologies
Receives Unique FDA Clearance
Millennium Medical Technologies has become the first in the nation to receive FDA clearance for a reusable fat collection and transfer system used in plastic or reconstructive surgery and regenerative aesthetics. The FDA clearance includes components used with the company’s liposuction and body shaping technology as well.
One of the challenges in the fields of plastic and reconstructive surgery has been in developing a completely closed system that harvests, prepares and transfers larger volumes of fat. To address this need, Millennium Medical Technologies, in collaboration with Steven R. Cohen, founder of FACES+, created “Lipo-Loop.” The Lipo-Loop system optimizes the fat grafting procedure from tumescence, to harvest, to processing, and delivery. It provides the surgeon with a simple, closed, sterile fat harvest and transfer system that is easy to use.
The system allows for very rapid sculpting of the human body with a combination of liposuction and fat grafting.
Heritage Square Retail Center
in Fallbrook Sells for $1.4 Million
The Heritage Square Retail Center in Fallbrook has been acquired by Brittanya McCall Razvani for $1.4 million. The property is located in downtown Fallbrook at 507 South Main Ave. and 110-122 W. Beech St.
The sale included an estimated 7,884 square feet within eight commercial buildings on 1.15 acres. While the center is currently leased to a variety of commercial tenants, general commercial, industrial, apartments and hotel uses are all permitted by the site’s zoning.
Lee & Associates represented the seller, Heritage Square Investments. The buyer was represented by Re/Max Prestige properties.
New Board of Directors Named for
North San Diego Business Chamber
A new board of directors has been named for the North San Diego Business Chamber for 2017-2018.
Charlie Piscitello, senior vice president and chief people officer for Petco, will continue as chairman of the board. Piscitello has served on the board for three years and filled the remainder of Keith Wilschetz’s six-month term as chair and will begin his full one-year term on July 1..
Other board members:
Yutaka Honzawa, CFO, Sony Electronics Incorporated.
Mike Tansley, COO, Valley View Casino.
Geoff Patnoe, director, Office of Strategy and Intergovernmental affairs, County of San Diego.
Jan Allen, Partner, Allen Barron Inc.
Pat Reno, senior vice president, RBC Wealth Management.
San Diego Places 9th Nationally
in the Top 25 U.S. Tech Cities
San Diego has placed ninth within the top 25 U.S. tech cities, with San Jose (Silicon Valley) and San Francisco capturing the first and second spots respectively, according to Cushman & Wakefield’s inaugural “Tech Cities 1.0” national report launched Thursday.
“The lower cost of real estate and housing, as well as our educated and tech-savvy Millennial workforce, make San Diego an affordable alternative compared to other major tech cities and a prime location for tech companies to expand or relocate,” said Jolanta Campion, Cushman & Wakefield’s Director of Research in San Diego. “With near-perfect year-round weather and an abundance of outdoor activities, San Diego is an attractive place to live, work, and play.”
The top 25 tech cities were determined by analyzing the concentration of factors such as talent, capital, and growth opportunity – the key ingredients that comprise a tech stew. The heartiest of these tech epicenters are: 1. San Jose, CA (Silicon Valley); 2. San Francisco, CA; 3. Washington, DC; 4. Boston/Cambridge, MA; and 5. Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, NC.
Click here for the full report.
Kratos Division Lands Drone Delivery
Order with U.S. Government Agency
A division of San Diego-based Kratos Defense and Security Solutions Inc. has secured an order to supply six unmanned aircraft systems to an unnamed U.S. government customer. Steve Fendley, president of unmanned systems division at Kratos, said in a statement released Tuesday the company will work to meet the country’s national security needs through the order. Kratos’ unmanned systems division designs, produces and delivers target drone platforms and jet-powered autonomous aerial tactical systems. — GovCon Wire
Shea Homes to Open Neighborhoods
in Chula Vista and Mission Valley
Shea Homes San Diego will open three new neighborhoods at The Village of Escaya in Chula Vista and one new neighborhood at Civita in Mission Valley on Saturday.
Saturday morning, Shea Homes San Diego unveils six new model homes during the public grand opening of The Village of Escaya in Otay Ranch, where Shea’s three neighborhoods showcase Spanish, Farmhouse and Ranch architectural styling. This collection of new homes includes traditional single-family homes up to 2,949 square feet at Seville, alley-loaded single-family homes at Sierra, and triplex condominium homes at Strata. The Village of Escaya will be priced from the high $500,000s.
Further north, in the Civita masterplanned community in Mission Valley, Shea Homes San Diego will celebrate the grand opening of two new model homes at Lucent II on Saturday. Lucent consists of seven five-story buildings, with either six or 12 homes per building. Ranging from 1,457 to 1,878 square feet, homes at Lucent II offer two to three bedrooms and two to two-and-a-half baths. Lucent is priced from the mid-$700,000s. For more information on Lucent, call 858) 256-9021 or visit www.SheaHomes.com/SanDiego.