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 at multiple locations worldwide. It’s […]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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On Tuesday, Fort Carson hosted the first Colorado Springs roundtable luncheon with local military public affairs officials and most area news media, allowing attendees to weigh in on how to improve information sharing — and none of the communicators on either side held back. Reporters were up front with the military about the best ways […]
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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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