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The good news: Department of Defense civilian employees will have fewer days off than first thought under sequestration. More good news: Those furloughs will be delayed until mid-to-late June, instead of early in May The bad news: They’ll still face 14 unpaid days of leave during the rest of the budget year, which ends Sept. […]
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A small Colorado Springs company has had a part in the exploration of Mars — and now is working to improve testing for the military’s unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) and its missile defense system. In business for 12 years, Semquest is on the verge of a new $2.5 million contract to design a test mortar […]
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Penrose-St. Francis Health Services recently earned an award for its support of its National Guard and Reserve employees. The Pro Patria award is given to companies for “exceptional leadership, support and personal devotion.” The hospital will receive the award at the 2012 Colorado Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves award banquet May 4. “Colorado […]
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More than 956,000 small-business jobs are at risk if the “fiscal cliff” can’t be averted before January 2013. Of those, about 18,838 are in Colorado, according to an economic report conducted for the Aerospace Industries Association. The report increases concern that the job losses will be spread among defense contractors and non-defense employers of all […]
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NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is loaning a full-scale model of the European Space Agency’s Huygens probe to the Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation. The actual probe was part of the international Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn, and was carried to the Saturn system by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft and plunged through the atmosphere of the moon Titan on […]
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Some military personnel at Buckley Air Force Base outside Denver may have to go elsewhere for their buzz cuts because eight of the nine barbers at the base are on strike against the private company they work for. The barbers began walking a picket line outside a base entrance on Thursday, saying Gino Morena Enterprises […]
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The Colorado Army National Guard is building a training center and a readiness center in the Colorado Springs area. Ground-breaking ceremonies for both are scheduled for Friday. The 128,000-square-foot Regional Training Institute will be built at Fort Carson near other training facilities. Students come from both active-duty and reserve components. The 63,000-square-foot readiness center will […]
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Military investigators say two senior officials at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., were negligent in statements they made about credentials of the school’s faculty. Investigators also say they found no evidence that academy faculty are not qualified. The Air Force inspector general disclosed the findings in a letter to David Mullin, a […]
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Colorado’s vision for a spaceport at Front Range Airport just got a step closer to reality. The Federal Aviation Administration just gave the state a $200,000 grant for a feasibility study for the spaceport. Colorado’s application for a spaceport is part of a collaborative public-private, statewide partnership, said Sen. Michael Bennett in a press release […]
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One of the biggest rock stars in the world of science, Neil deGrasse Tyson, will kickoff the 28th National Space Symposium with a keynote address. Those outside the science world might best know Tyson as host of the PBS program NOVA ScienceNOW, but he is also the Frederick P. Rose Director of New York’s Hayden […]
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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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Leroy Chiao, a former astronaut, will join the Space Foundation as a special adviser in human space flight. Chiao’s new job is also new to the Space Foundation, and he is expected to play a big role in the 2012 National Space Symposium, held in April at the Broadmoor. Chiao flew on three space shuttle […]
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