ITT Exelis wins $160 million Army contract

ITT Exelis, in Colorado Springs, received a $160 million U.S. Army contract to provide information technology support and IT services to the U.S. Army in Europe, U.S. European Command  and U.S. Africa Command. The operations, maintenance and supply in Europe was awarded by the U.S. Army contracting Command in Fort Huachuca, Ariz., and includes the […]
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Air Force proposes Space Command personnel increase of 700

Air Force officials announced today that the proposed 2010 fiscal-year budget calls for a U.S. Space Command personnel increase of 700. While Space Command is based at Peterson...

Bernake’s labor pessimism at odds with economic growth

After years of critics saying Ben Bernakie was too optimistic about the economy during the recession, some are now saying he’s too pessimistic now that economic growth has re-started in the United States. Bloomberg reports that the job market is improving, banks are lending again and financial markets are making a comeback – all pointing […]
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Embassy Suites offers CS suite in Olympics-themed competition

The Colorado Springs Embassy Suites has launched a Facebook contest in honor of the summer Olympics and will give away a two-night stay for up to four people. “The idea behind the contest is to create hype around the area and around the hotel, which is not far from the U.S. Olympic Training Center,” said […]
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In Congress, a harder line on illegal immigrants

The end of the year means a turnover of House control from Democratic to Republican and, with it, Congress' approach to immigration. In a matter...

AFA cadets graded by National Security Agency

Most college students have finals graded by tough professors, but the cadets at the Air Force Academy are being tested by the National Security...

Blockchain set to change business world

It’s time to stop watching bitcoin and start understanding blockchain. True, the bitcoin rollercoaster is riveting: The cryptocurrency rocketed from $800 per bitcoin in January...

Air Force finds 2 academy officials negligent

Military investigators say two senior officials at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., were negligent in statements they made about credentials of the school’s faculty. Investigators also say they found no evidence that academy faculty are not qualified. The Air Force inspector general disclosed the findings in a letter to David Mullin, a […]
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Most expensive foreclosures in El Paso County

Following are the 10 most expensive foreclosures sold at the El Paso County Public Trustee’s auction on Wednesday, Sept. 28.
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Michelle Obama campaign swing comes to Colo.

First lady Michelle Obama continues her national campaign swing Thursday with a stop in suburban Denver for Sen. Michael Bennet. The first lady is expected...

Venues vie to cash in on closure of expo center

When the Phil Long Expo Center closed in October, many feared it would mean the loss of dozens of expositions and trade shows in the city. Local event centers, hotels and other venues, however, are picking up shows that had gone to the center. One of the more versatile local venues — the Norris-Penrose Event […]
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DOW buys Colo. land for hunting

The Colorado Division of Wildlife has purchased a 940-acre tract in Grand County to protect wildlife habitat and provide hunting access. The department said Tuesday...