Train stations once were among the world’s epicenters of connectivity and vitality. They represented the worth of a community as well as its future economic potential. That’s an ethos the O’Neil Group Company wishes to recreate at its Catalyst Campus, a collaborative work and education environment slated to open next summer in downtown Colorado Springs. […]
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In recent years, local defense contractors have noticed a shift in the way the government awards business: contract consolidation. Instead of federal government agencies managing expiring, one-off contracts, they’re using multiple-award vehicles — such as the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services, known in the defense community as OASIS — to fulfill a host of […]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Center for Technology, Research and Commercialization is looking for local professionals working in the commercial and DOD sectors to participate in a course next semester at the Air Force Academy to design command and control (C2) relationships for the Air Force’s new cyber squadrons. CTRAC is looking for at least 11 partners in local […]
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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 air-traffic control contract for […]
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Adm. William Gortney, commander of the U.S. Northern Command and NORAD, announced that certain significant communications assets are being moved into Cheyenne Mountain in order to protect them from electromagnetic pulse attacks. “There is a lot of movement to put capability into Cheyenne Mountain and to be able to communicate in there,” Gortney said during a […]
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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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