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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
New Department of Defense contracting guidelines seek to cut department costs while maintaining profit for defense companies. But can both be done at the same time? The guidelines are supposed to improve management, while giving defense companies incentives to lower production costs. The idea is to cut unnecessary expenses, say DoD officials. “With incentives, profitability […]
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S4 Inc., which has offices in Colorado Springs, received a $262 million contract to provide technical and advisory support services to the headquarters element at the U.S. Northern Command at Peterson Air Force Base.   The multiple award contract allows S4 Inc. to provide a number of advisory services, systems engineering and technical assistance in […]
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American Airlines announced Monday that its parent company has completed a merger with US Airways Group Inc. to form the world’s largest airline. “Our people, our customers and the communities we serve around the world have been anticipating the arrival of the new American,” American Airlines CEO Doug Parker said in a news release.  “We […]
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The Air Force Academy’s Board of Visitors is scheduled to meet in Washington, D.C., Friday to review morale and discipline, and a variety of other issues at the academy. The board meets regularly to consider changes to curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, academic methods and other Academy issues. Members include: Susan Schwab, former U.S. […]
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This May, three Air Force Academy cadets will be the first to earn a bachelor’s of science degree in computer and network security — and they plan to make an impact on the world of cybersecurity. As soon as Eric Wardner, Josh Hayden and Justin Niquette from the Class of 2016 graduate with the major, […]
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After acknowledging insourcing wasn’t working, Defense Secretary Robert Gates this week came up with roughly 20 initiatives to cut $100 billion from the Pentagon’s budget. The moves are aimed at reining in the ballooning cost of weapons systems, as well as the cost of replacing military ships and planes. The Pentagon will set goals for […]
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Cold War threats might have been the motive for building the Cheyenne Mountain Complex in the 1960s, but as Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said during its rededication April 15, the unique underground fortress remains of strategic importance to North American defense. It’s a vital resource for the DoD and an economic driver for the entire […]
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The unexpected and destructive terrorist attacks in Paris a week ago served to punctuate the message of U.S. military leaders and experts, who met last week in Colorado Springs to discuss the future of the military in these uncertain times. If the world wasn’t listening then, it’s listening now. “Sequestration was done four years ago,” […]
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Colorado Sen. Mark Udall says he’s guardedly optimistic about saving space-related jobs in Colorado after speaking with NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden. Udall and Sen. Michael Bennet, both Democrats, met with Bolden on Monday to discuss the impact on Colorado of President Barack Obama’s decision to cancel NASA’s Constellation program, meant to return humans to the […]
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Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Base — deep inside Cheyenne Mountain — has a newly permanent tenant. U.S. Strategic Command has decided to keep its missile warning center at Cheyenne Mountain. The command has long had a presence inside Cheyenne Mountain, but its commander finally made the decision to keep it there on a permanent basis […]
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In a time of shifting military operations, breaches in governmental secrecy and federal sequestration, one local defense contractor is working to bolster America’s bottom line. Intecon, a Colorado Springs-based information technology company that provides networks, cyber support and security as well as other related services for the military, has found its niche as a veteran-owned […]
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The federal government spent the past two years shifting defense contracting jobs from the private to the public sector in an effort to save money, a practice it now acknowledges doesn’t work. It’s still happening, however, and companies in the Springs are feeling the pain. Known as “insourcing,” the policy ended eight years of a […]
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