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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A longtime U.S. Air Force Academy supporter and alumnus has donated $3.5 million to assist in funding leadership programs and construction of the Center for Character and Leadership Development. Max F. James, who graduated from the Academy in 1964 and serves on the USAFA Endowment Board of Directors, donated $1.5 million to create the CCLD […]
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The Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack at the Colorado Springs Airport will return this summer. Shift-S3ctor and Revvolution, in conjunction with the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation and  The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, announced this week that the second running of the event will take place June 26 and 27 as part of Pikes Peak […]
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Defense company TechWise received its first Department of Homeland Security contract to provide air traffic control services to the United States Coast Guard. “This is our first contract outside the Department of Defense,” said J. Chesney, spokesman for the local defense contractor, “so we’re pretty proud of that.” It’s the second air-traffic control contract for […]
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Air Force Academy cadets and professors are attempting to engage students’ interest in science, engineering, math and technology careers. A team of 30 cadets and four professors will be in Pueblo at Chavez-Huerta Preparatory School in Pueblo for the entire class day, providing demonstrations about rockets, robots, gliders, physics and chemistry. The activities are part […]
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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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In a few years, Harris Corp. has grown its Colorado Springs location from three employees to 83 and has plans to continue to grow in spite of the uncertain federal budget environment. The company started its government services division in the Springs in 2006. Division head Chris Forseth said the company outgrew both its first […]
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The future is now. Perhaps the most recent evidence of that is an ongoing international discussion about how to confront growing security threats posed by a new generation of internet-connected consumer goods such as cars, home appliances, watches and even diapers. Governments across the globe are considering the very real possibility of growth in “denial-of-service” […]
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Bolstered by crucial local and state economic development incentives, Sierra Completions, a subsidiary of Sierra Nevada Corporation, stands one step closer in their plans to build its proposed high-end aircraft completions complex at the Colorado Aerospace Park at the Colorado Springs Airport, according to a news release issued Thursday by the company. “The overall incentives were […]
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Aerospace giant Boeing Company, which has a large presence in Colorado Springs, is one step closer to launching its Crew Space Transportation program after having successfully completed hardware design and software safety tests. The company said Thursday in a news release that its Commercial Crew Program completed a Critical Design Review for its Launch Vehicle […]
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Residents in the Fort Carson area can expect to see and hear more helicopters when Army aviators from Fort Campbell, Ky., conduct high-altitude training in Colorado this spring. The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade’s training will take place from Thursday until mid-May. Aviators will fly Blackhawk, Apache and Chinook helicopters. Fort Carson officials say they and […]
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Bill Nye,  who inspired a new generation to understand and appreciate science, will receive the Space Foundation’s 2013 Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award. Nye, who hosted his own television show “The Science Guy,” now leads The Planetary Society and was selected for the award for his ability to convey scientific concepts and make space […]
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