A defense bill signed by President Barack Obama includes more than $400 million for Colorado construction projects. Fort Carson is the biggest beneficiary, with nearly $286 million, including facilities for a new helicopter brigade. Obama signed the bill Saturday, despite expressing serious reservations about provisions that regulate the detention, interrogation and prosecution of suspected terrorists. […]
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  Fort Carson’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team is getting a new commander.   Col. Omar Jones will formally take over the brigade at a ceremony Tuesday at the infantry post outside Colorado Springs.   Jones was most recently at the National War College in Washington, where he received a master’s degree in national security strategy. […]
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A new emphasis on the aerospace industry Colorado Springs’ economic development officials are stepping up efforts to recruit aerospace companies to the region. And if they have to elbow Denver out of the way to do it, that’s fine, too. Aerospace already has a huge presence in the Springs; it represents 40 percent of the […]
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The Space Symposium has added a last-minute panel that will be sure to draw attention: the team that put together the Inspiration Mars proposal to send two people around the Red Planet. Heading up the panel are: Dennis Tito, chairman of the Inspiration Mars Foundation, Taber MacCallum, chief technology officer for the foundation and CEO […]
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Lockheed Martin won a $250 million contract to continue to support the air defense, missile warning and space defense systems at U.S. Northern Command and U.S. Strategic Command. The contract covers three one-year options, and has a total potential value of $250 million. Under the first contract, Lockheed Martin modernized the air defense, missile warning […]
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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, with two headquartered in Colorado […]
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The Missile Defense Integration and Operations Center at Schriever Air Force Base isn’t going anywhere. That’s the word received by Sen. Mark Udall’s office after Udall, Rep. Doug Lamborn and Rep. John Salazar sent letters to the Department of Defense to keep the post in Colorado. Lt. Gen. Patrick O’Reilly had indicated he would like […]
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Aerospace and defense companies in Colorado Springs received good news from President Obama’s 2012 budget this week, but it wasn’t so kind to NASA. First the good news: Major rocket and satellite programs got a boost. And additional funding for space programs — including maintenance, research and development — means big money for aerospace companies […]
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When the Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Alliance launched Southern Colorado’s FourFront Fuse Impact Center at Catalyst Campus last year, one of the first programs established to give local companies a boost was the Defense Assistance Program. Several local businesses that were affected by defense cuts and budget sequestration had the opportunity to apply for federal funding […]
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President Obama today nominated Gen. C. Robert Kehler, commander of Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base, to head U.S. Strategic Command. Strategic Command, based at the Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha, Neb., oversees the nation’s nuclear weapons, missile defenses and space warfare mission.   The four-star general has commanded the Air Force Space Command since 2007, […]
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The National Defense Authorization Act, which was signed into law in late December by President Barack Obama, includes language that would ensure the protection of land surrounding Fort Carson’s primary remote test site. An amendment to the act that was introduced by U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colorado, and U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Yuma, now requires […]
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The director of the National Reconnaissance Office will speak at the 28th National Space Symposium. The symposium is scheduled for April 16-19 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. It’s designed to bring together all sectors of the space community to highlight accomplishments and address issues facing the global space community. Bruce A. Carlson will […]
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