Colorado Congressman Doug Lamborn sent an appeal to the Department of Defense today: exempt any civilian worker affected by the Black Forest fire from the federal furloughs. Lamborn sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, noting that the Air Force granted exemptions to workers who lost homes in the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma. […]
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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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ITT Exelis, in Colorado Springs, received a $160 million U.S. Army contract to provide information technology support and IT services to the U.S. Army in Europe, U.S. European Command  and U.S. Africa Command. The operations, maintenance and supply in Europe was awarded by the U.S. Army contracting Command in Fort Huachuca, Ariz., and includes the […]
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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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Eight local businesses have teamed with the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance to offer discounts on Fridays through the end of the fiscal year to the federal civilian employees who are currently being furloughed. The furloughs were part of the Budget Control Act, which requires nearly every federal worker to take 11 days of unpaid […]
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  The U.S. Air Force Academy’s cyber competition team placed first in 331 undergraduate teams from the United States and Canada in the New York Polytechnic Cyber Security Awareness Week “Capture the Flag” competition held last month. A total of 1,212 teams – including graduate students and industry professionals – competed from around the world. […]
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The Air Force Academy’s Board of Visitors is scheduled to meet in Washington, D.C., Friday to review morale and discipline, and a variety of other issues at the academy. The board meets regularly to consider changes to curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, academic methods and other Academy issues. Members include: Susan Schwab, former U.S. […]
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Many representatives of Colorado’s robust aerospace industry agree that their beloved field and its future are marked with tinges of both promise and uncertainty. “I’m excited to say that the day is dawning, particularly at UCCS but throughout the nation, where we’re beginning to see new opportunities — exciting ways ahead in the fields of […]
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Sequestration was predicted to be an economic disaster — affecting nearly every aspect of government across the nation, costing tens of thousands of jobs and bringing some government services to a halt. In the first two months, that hasn’t been the case — at least in Colorado Springs, and at least for the defense sector […]
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Thomas Yechout loves airplanes. He loves to design them, to talk about the way they work, to improve their design. And that love of airplanes, combined with a passion for teaching, has led Yechout to his first patent — a new wingtip design that improves aircraft endurance and range while increasing fuel savings. In fact, […]
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The period of robust growth for the aerospace industry could be coming to an end, but analysts say it can still capitalize on limited growth opportunities by streamlining its operations. The biggest problem facing the industry is that government and airlines are cutting spending in response to poor global economic conditions. Alix Partners, a global […]
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A former employee of an Aurora-based defense contractor has agreed to pay $60,000 for improperly obtaining bids and proposal information about contracts for the National Reconnaissance Office, according to John Walsh, United States Attorney for Colorado. Ian Colle, the former senior director of software engineering for Paragon, acknowledged his role in obtaining bid and proposal […]
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