Fort Carson officials and soldiers from its 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division met with visitors and reporters Saturday at the Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site to celebrate the successful completion of its most expansive training exercise in more than a decade. In the three weeks leading to that...
Cold War threats might have been the motive for building the Cheyenne Mountain Complex in the 1960s, but as Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said during its rededication April 15, the unique underground fortress remains of strategic importance to North American defense. It’s a vital resource for the DoD and an...
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...
When the subject is cyber security, you won’t find a more acknowledged authority than Thad Allen. Allen, executive vice president of the Booz Allen Hamilton management consulting firm and a leader in its Justice and Homeland Security departments’ business interests in the civil market, made a stop in Colorado Springs...
Aerospace firm Sierra Nevada Corp. announced last week that its subsidiary has chosen Colorado Springs as the site for an $88-million high-end aircraft completions complex, which will create an estimated 2,100 jobs and a $5-billion economic impact. Sierra Completions, a subsidiary of SNC that launched in October, chose the Colorado...
Northrop Grumman and small businesses celebrated a milestone of $1 billion subcontracted to local small businesses on a single contract June 30 at its 3535 Northrop Grumman Point location. Through the Joint National Integration Center Research and Development Contract, global aerospace and defense company Northrop Grumman and 28 small businesses,...
GPS has been broadcasting signals for nearly 40 years. During that time, a number of myths, misconceptions and falsehoods have surfaced. Let’s examine some common myths surrounding GPS, which has a direct tie to Colorado Springs. 1. The U.S. military controls GPS.  GPS is operated by the 2nd and 19th Space...
Colorado Springs-based Spectranetics has grown from $100 million in sales four years ago to almost $300 million in 2015. Yet, the company has no problems with the prospect of losing about 25 percent of that amount this year. The firm, with 800 employees globally, manufactures devices that clear occluded veins...
Since Schriever’s last State of the Base update in September, the installation has redeveloped its strategic plan, gained seven satellites, disposed of four, and is focused on changing its culture and operations to prepare for a space war, according to base leaders. Last week, veterans, Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers...
The Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation will temporarily house the Pikes Peak Children’s Museum within its Discovery Center. The space at the Discovery Center will allow the Children’s Museum to host traveling exhibits and bring “world class children’s museum experiences to Pikes Peak region families and visitors,” according to a news release...
With sequestration taking effect in a matter of days, Fort Carson is preparing to instigate necessary cuts issued by the Department of Defense. The DOD told Congress that civilian workers could face a furlough of up to 22 days beginning in late April. The move affects 3,000 civilian workers at...
Lockheed Martin received a $20 million contract to support air, space defense and missile warning systems for the North American Aerospace Defense Command and Cheyenne Mountain Complex as a modification to the military's integrated space command and control program. Under this option, Lockheed Martin will sustain critical national defense missions...