| May 8, 2014
| 7:32 AM
Gov. Rick Scott’s news release today about Northrop Grumman uses some vague terms.
According to the governor’s statement, the company “could create up to” 1,800 jobs in the future. Compare that with Northrop’s own...
| May 20, 2014
| 8:04 AM
A story in today’s Sentinel by Jason Garcia touches on a big technology trend in Central Florida: Disney’s MagicBand program.
Specifically, the story is about the departure of executive VP Nick Franklin. He headed up Disney’s big...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 6:26 PM
Major U.S. weapon makers watched their shares tick upward in trading Monday after the announcement of the Pentagon’s budget plan.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel outlined details on the fiscal 2015 budget request, which shielded large, big-ticket...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 10:37 AM
Aerospace giant Boeing Co., which for years has been cutting its workforce in Southern California, announced that it plans to increase its engineering workforce in Long Beach and Seal Beach by 1,000 positions over the next two years.
It is a...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 2:10 PM
The Navy plans to install a laser weapon prototype on a ship this summer for at-sea testing in the Persian Gulf.
The technology, called the Laser Weapon System, will be the first of its kind to be deployed, the Navy said.
The idea is that the laser...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 1:31 PM
Construction is underway on a new medical office complex at Douglas Park, a commercial real estate development site next to Long Beach Airport that was once used for aircraft manufacturing.
Urbana Development has broken ground on Douglas Park Medical...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 10:22 AM
An 18-story rocket carrying a $518-million military weather satellite was launched into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Thursday, extending the life of a program that began in the early 1960s.
The 7:46 a.m. PDT blastoff was the first of the year...
| May 16, 2014
| 6:00 PM
The escalating tension between the U.S. and Russia over Ukraine has reached a new altitude: space.
In the aftermath of the Cold War, the two superpowers set aside their mistrust and agreed to build a massive orbiting outpost as a symbol of a new era...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Elon Musk, founder and chief executive of Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX, hastily called a news conference Friday in Washington, D.C., where he outlined an array of matters confronting his upstart company.
A cryptic email was sent to media around 9 p.m....
| May 18, 2014
| 10:52 AM
Now that the dust has settled after Northrop Grumman Corp.'s announcement of yet another big expansion on the Space Coast, it might be time for a reality check.
Although it's possible the company might build the next-generation B-2 stealth bomber in...
| May 8, 2014
| 3:23 PM
Northrop Grumman Corp. revealed Thursday its second major Space Coast expansion in as many years, a move that could potentially create 1,800 high-paying jobs and provide a $500 million lift for an area still hard-hit from the end of the space-shuttle...