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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 the Army post, but is […]
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Story by Amy Gillentine Sweet, photos by Amber Baillie Thousands of people filled The Broadmoor hotel this week for the 32nd annual Space Symposium — an educational and networking event for aerospace professionals around the world. More than 50 nations sent representatives to Colorado Springs this week and there were presenters from NASA and the […]
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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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Colorado’s first Joint Land Use Study offering citizens an opportunity to weigh in on military and community land use issues began this week, with an online community survey open through May 31 and telephone town hall scheduled this month. The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments is asking for public input, requesting El Paso County […]
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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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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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Defense contractor Exelis Inc. announced Tuesday the name of the company that will be created by the spinning off of its Colorado Springs-based Mission Systems division. The new company will be named Vectrus, according to an Exelis news release. “Vectrus is a blended name derived from the words Vector and Trust,” the release stated. “Vector […]
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Joint Strategic Solutions (JSS), a formal joint venture formed between Colorado Springs-based Delta Solutions and Strategies LLC and Colorado Springs-based Apogee Engineering LLC, has been awarded a five-year, $800 million contract supporting U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) at Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha, Nebraska. Both Delta Solutions and Apogee anticipate growth from this effort will […]
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The Hubble Telescope will celebrate its 25th birthday later this month. The space telescope 347 miles above Earth has beamed back valuable information about the universe and stunning high-definition photographs of other galaxies and planets. Hubble has ties to Colorado Springs. Now, all five of the major working instruments for the telescope are made by […]
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Since its humble beginnings in the 1980s as a small trade show in Colorado Springs, the annual Space Symposium has grown to become the world’s largest and most renowned space industry event. Last year’s 30th annual Space Symposium drew more than 9,000 people, up from 250 at its inception, and organizers expect next week’s event […]
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The leader of Springs-based defense contractor TechWise plans to move her family and a large portion of her executive staff overseas to focus on the global arm of her business. TechWise President and CEO Shawnee Huckstep said that she will be moving in late August to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, with her husband, Chief […]
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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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