In May, a drone landed on the White House lawn; last year, another one landed in front of German Chancellor Angela Merkel as she was speaking at an outdoor event. And drones are now used to film concerts, by Realtors showcasing neighborhoods and they have even been considered as the vehicle of the future to […]
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Satellite navigation system receivers were the primary driver of the global space economy last year, according to the international nonprofit industry group, the Space Foundation, headquartered in Colorado Springs.   The nonprofit reported that the space economy grew globally more than 9 percent, reaching a total of $330 billion, according to its publication, The Space […]
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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 issued Tuesday by both organizations. […]
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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 day, 4,000 troops and 1,100 […]
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Even as Colorado Springs businesses wait for word from the federal government about potential personnel cuts at the city’s five military bases, business leaders are working to diversify the city’s economy, easing its reliance on military bases. The grim news is that the Department of Defense has a $27 billion impact on the state’s economy, […]
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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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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 last week prior to a […]
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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 Operations Squadrons at Schriever […]
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On April 20, Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station celebrated its 49th birthday. Hoping for champagne and cake, I managed to attach myself to a semi-VIP tour Tuesday of the vast manmade cavern on the eastern slope of Cheyenne Mountain. We arrived in separate cars, assembling in a parking lot adjacent to a security gate about […]
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By Marija B. Vader marija.vader@csbj.com   Russia’s decision to sell a missile defense system to Iran “is not helpful” to promoting peace in the Middle East, said Frank Rose, assistant U.S. Secretary of State, Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance. In town for the 31st annual Space Symposium, Rose addressed members of the Colorado […]
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Growing threats from cyber attackers drove the U.S. Army Reserve to partner earlier this year with the University of Colorado Colorado Springs and other academic, industry and military entities on a program to train future cyber-security professionals. The Army Reserve Cyber Private Public Partnership Program (Cyber P3i for short) was created in February after the […]
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Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station once was crucial to American nuclear strategy. Featured in a dozen movies (Fail Safe, Dr. Strangelove, WarGames and more), and closed for years to all but “essential personnel,” the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Combat Operations Center under the mountain was the epicenter of the Cold War, the point […]
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