An estimated 9,500 visitors will visit the Pikes Peak region for the Air Force Academy’s annual Parents’ Weekend, starting Thursday. The visitors are expected to bring an additional $7.5 million in direct revenue to Colorado Springs businesses and an additional $556,776 in sales tax revenue. Academy officials say the numbers are a fraction of the […]
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The Air Force Academy has done it again. The school has been named the No. 1 undergraduate research and development school by the National Science Foundation. The new list ranks all schools – graduate and undergraduate – and overall, the AFA comes in at 168 overall, moving up from 175th place last year. The Air […]
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The Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center is looking for a new executive director. Ken Knapp, who’s served as executive director of the contracting assistance office since March 2012, is moving to Pennsylvania, where he took a job as the executive director of an educational nonprofit. He’s been at the PTAC since its beginning in 2009 […]
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Three framed pictures of fighter jets hang on the wall of Grinders Sandwich Company along with a large, wood-carved American flag and silhouetted service members. The restaurant’s chairs used to be filled with airmen from Peterson Air Force Base stopping in for their midday meal. Now those seats, along with others at nearby restaurants, sit […]
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The Space Foundation will offer an expanded version of its Technical Track program for the 31st Space Symposium, with 46 presentations on April 13 and 14. The 31st Space Symposium will be held April 13 – 16 at The Broadmoor and is expected to attract thousands of participants from the global space community. Tech Track […]
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In an historic New Year’s Day session, the House of Representatives passed a bill that preserved Bush-era tax cuts for the middle class, but raised taxes on people making more than $400,000 a year. The compromises also averts a 27 percent cut in reimbursement levels for doctors who treat Medicare patients, and fixes the “dairy […]
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The Department of Defense’s civilian workforce – including 3,000 at Fort Carson alone – have a two-week respite from furloughs, according to the latest news from the Department of Defense. Furloughs were set to take place starting next week, as part of the billion-cut to the Defense Department from budget sequestration. Sequestration seeks to cut […]
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Even as Colorado Springs businesses wait for word from the federal government about potential personnel cuts at the city’s five military bases, business leaders are working to diversify the city’s economy, easing its reliance on military bases. The grim news is that the Department of Defense has a $27 billion impact on the state’s economy, […]
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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 Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation is supporting the future of space in Hawaii. The foundation is holding programs at the 13th annual Advance Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies Conference in Hawaii. The group is presenting a space technology panel, education programs for teachers and students, a reception for young professionals and co-sponsorship of a […]
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The growth of the space industry in Colorado Springs might be the best-kept secret in town. Everyone’s familiar with the Air Force Space Command. But few people realize, for instance, that NASA’s deep-space equipment — including the Mars Rover — is monitored by ITT Systems on Powers Boulevard. Boeing Corp., meanwhile, is working on missile […]
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Northrop Grumman Corp. is donating $375,000 to create a science center and teaching lab at the Space Foundation's Colorado Springs headquarters.
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