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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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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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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As the space domain becomes more congested and contested — with more than 200 satellites launched in the last year alone — the 21st Space Wing is focused on increasing its partnerships and increasing its technological capabilities, said Wing Commander Col. Doug Schiess at Peterson Air Force Base’s State of the Wing address on Oct. […]
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The Center for Technology, Research and Commercialization hosted its first-ever “Tech 2 Market” event this week at Catalyst Campus to move early Air Force technology from the lab to local companies for licensing and commercialization. The event included project presentations, brainstorming sessions and networking opportunities between government and industry professionals. Attendees included representatives from the […]
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New opportunities and aid for local veterans, service members and their families are now available, as partnerships and efforts to empower and provide high-quality care to the military community expand in the Pikes Peak region. El Paso County’s 80,000 veterans and 40,000 active duty personnel and their spouses can utilize free financial, legal and behavioral […]
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Northrop Grumman’s recent milestone of subcontracting $1 billion in work to small businesses not only highlights the significance of industry partnerships, but the broad capabilities local small businesses offer, local defense contractors say. On June 30, Northrop Grumman recognized 28 small businesses at its location in southeast Colorado Springs for their work under the Joint […]
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This week the National Cyber Intelligence Center’s board of directors changed the center’s name and announced its nationally searching for the center’s CEO to reveal by the fall, according to city officials. The board voted July 5 to change the name from the National Cyber Intelligence Center to the National Cybersecurity Center (NCC) because of “competing […]
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