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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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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Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station once was crucial to American nuclear strategy. Featured in a dozen movies (Fail Safe, Dr. Strangelove, WarGames and more), and closed for years to all but “essential personnel,” the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Combat Operations Center under the mountain was the epicenter of the Cold War, the point […]
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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 requires ISS to provide continued […]
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What are the next steps in human space flight?
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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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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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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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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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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 Exelis Inc. officially completed a spin-off at midnight Friday of its mission systems division, creating a company it claims will be the most profitable publicly traded business in Colorado Springs. The Colorado Springs-based spin-off became Vectrus Inc. — a combination of the words “vector” and “trust” — at 12:01 a.m. Saturday and hit the […]
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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 city as the next center […]
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