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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Funding for the Department of Defense’s innovation arm could more than double in 2019 — but three Colorado Springs tech companies are seeing benefits long before that money lands. Rim Technologies, Aspen Logix and Spectrabotics have teamed up to create SpaceBook in response to a Commercial Solutions Opening from the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx), […]
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Southern Colorado’s first accelerator program launched its initial cohort Jan. 30, boosting novel technologies along with prospects for startups from Colorado and California. Catalyst Accelerator, a defense and national security accelerator based at Catalyst Campus, seeks to advance technologies for the warfighter and guide tech transfer between the government and the commercial market, Catalyst Accelerator […]
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Colorado now has the nation’s second-largest aerospace economy — led narrowly by California — and Colorado Springs companies are reaping the rewards this year, winning new contracts and expanding operations. According to the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC’s newest data, the aerospace, aviation and defense industry is “the region’s leading economic engine, accounting for 44 […]
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A new branch of the United States military — the Space Corps — will be headquartered in Colorado Springs, provided it becomes a reality. Space Corps is a provision in the National Defense Authorization Act passed by the House Armed Services Committee last month. Rep. Doug Lamborn of Colorado Springs serves on the committee and […]
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For more than a decade the Colorado Springs Airport was the object of negative statistics and bleak outlooks; but after a year of positive growth  — capped with several economic milestones — the long-belegeured enterprise is beginning to stabilize. On March 7, Denver-headquartered Frontier Airlines  — a company that returned service to the Springs in […]
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In 2014, the 50th Space Communications Squadron became the first pathfinder squadron for a new cyber defense initiative. The program may have changed names since, from “Cyber Squadron: The Future” to “CommSquadronNEXT” and, finally, to “Cyber Squadron-Initiative,” but the focus has been the same: transforming communications squadrons into a blended maintenance and defense group. “Traditionally, […]
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For the first time, the Space Foundation’s 33rd Space Symposium will feature a Women’s Global Gathering, April 6, at The Broadmoor hotel to focus accomplishments and opportunities for women in the aerospace industry. The luncheon will be open to registered attendees and the general public, and will consist of leaders in the field discussing the […]
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The future is now. Perhaps the most recent evidence of that is an ongoing international discussion about how to confront growing security threats posed by a new generation of internet-connected consumer goods such as cars, home appliances, watches and even diapers. Governments across the globe are considering the very real possibility of growth in “denial-of-service” […]
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One Colorado Springs defense contractor took an unusual approach when it was not chosen to be a prime contractor under the OASIS vehicle. When Apogee Engineering didn’t meet the government’s criteria, it was a big surprise. “We were caught off guard,” said CEO Wes Georges. “We applied for it, and we didn’t make it through […]
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When the Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Alliance launched Southern Colorado’s FourFront Fuse Impact Center at Catalyst Campus last year, one of the first programs established to give local companies a boost was the Defense Assistance Program. Several local businesses that were affected by defense cuts and budget sequestration had the opportunity to apply for federal funding […]
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Defense contractor Lockheed Martin has completed a major upgrade to enhance the ground control system of the U.S. Air Force’s GPS constellation. Through the Commercial Off-the-Shelf Upgrade #2 (CUP2) project — which began in November 2013 — Lockheed Martin and the Air Force recently finished the largest and most comprehensive step in the Air Force’s […]
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Following the resignation of longtime CEO Elliot H. Pulham Oct. 25, the Space Foundation has hired a Denver-based executive recruiting firm to search for its next chief executive. McAleer Gray, the company managing the search, is looking globally for someone with significant aerospace experience, said Kevin Cook, vice president of marketing and communications at the foundation. “The Space […]
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