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Northrop Grumman and small businesses celebrated a milestone of $1 billion subcontracted to local small businesses on a single contract June 30 at its 3535 Northrop Grumman Point location. Through the Joint National Integration Center Research and Development Contract, global aerospace and defense company Northrop Grumman and 28 small businesses,...
Local defense company Intelligent Software Solutions Inc. was awarded a one-year, $12.2 million contract from the U.S. Air Force this month to provide continued software support for military organizations across the globe. It is an 18th task order from an Air Force contract awarded to the company in 2012, and...
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...
What are the next steps in human space flight?
As space becomes more congested and competitive, the U.S. government is seeking new ways of managing the traffic. Colorado Springs leaders believe they have the solution. An ongoing NASA study could lead to economic development opportunities in Colorado Springs — and local leaders are losing no time in promoting the...
Story by Amy Gillentine Sweet, photos by Amber Baillie Thousands of people filled The Broadmoor hotel this week for the 32nd annual Space Symposium — an educational and networking event for aerospace professionals around the world. More than 50 nations sent representatives to Colorado Springs this week and there were...
Colorado’s first Joint Land Use Study offering citizens an opportunity to weigh in on military and community land use issues began this week, with an online community survey open through May 31 and telephone town hall scheduled this month. The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments is asking for public...
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...
Since Schriever’s last State of the Base update in September, the installation has redeveloped its strategic plan, gained seven satellites, disposed of four, and is focused on changing its culture and operations to prepare for a space war, according to base leaders. Last week, veterans, Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers...
On Tuesday, Fort Carson hosted the first Colorado Springs roundtable luncheon with local military public affairs officials and most area news media, allowing attendees to weigh in on how to improve information sharing — and none of the communicators on either side held back. Reporters were up front with the...
Defense company TechWise received its first Department of Homeland Security contract to provide air traffic control services to the United States Coast Guard. "This is our first contract outside the Department of Defense," said J. Chesney, spokesman for the local defense contractor, "so we're pretty proud of that." It's the second...
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...