The Pikes Peak Workforce Center (PPWFC) was selected by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to participate in the federal agency’s Financial Coaching Initiative. As part of this initiative, the PPWFC will host a full-time financial coach to work with its veteran clients who have recently transitioned from active-duty status to help them with their […]
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ITT Corporation, which has a division headquartered in the Springs, has re-organized branches of its companies. The company is spinning off its water technology and creating a defense company. ITT’s core business will continue under the ITT Corporation name. It will also retain ITT Mission Systems, the group headquartered in the Springs, which performs satellite […]
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Commercial rocket companies will be able to compete for future launch services for the U.S. Air Force. The Air Force has published a guide that will assist commercial companies in competing for the contracts. The document lays out the approach the Air Force will use to certify commercial launch companies for the Department of Defense […]
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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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Boeing has received the first on-orbit signals from the second of 12 Global Position System satellites that it is building for the U.S. Air Force. The GPS satellites are monitored from Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado Springs. The satellite launched Saturday on a United Launch Alliance Delta IV from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. […]
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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 Space Foundation plans to conduct two special events to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the United States’ Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) – one in Colorado Springs, which is the headquarters city of both Space Command and the Space Foundation, and one in Washington, D.C. The first commemorative event will take place on Friday, […]
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      A federal appeals court has turned down a Freedom of Information Act request related to the 2010 cyberattack on Google users in China.   The request from the Electronic Privacy Information Center was to disclose communications between Google and the U.S. National Security Agency. The center focuses on privacy and civil liberties. […]
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The National Defense Authorization Act, which was signed into law in late December by President Barack Obama, includes language that would ensure the protection of land surrounding Fort Carson’s primary remote test site. An amendment to the act that was introduced by U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colorado, and U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Yuma, now requires […]
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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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Global positioning satellites kept the aerospace industry — and Colorado Springs companies — aloft in 2010. The aerospace economy grew 7.7 percent in 2010, reaching a record total of $276.5 billion, and the industry as a whole has grown 48 percent since 2005, thanks in large part to the boom in GPS products. Nowhere is […]
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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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