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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Local defense company Intelligent Software Solutions Inc. was awarded a one-year, $12.2 million contract from the U.S. Air Force this month to provide continued software support for military organizations across the globe. It is an 18th task order from an Air Force contract awarded to the company in 2012, and requires ISS to provide continued […]
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The Department of Defense’s civilian workforce – including 3,000 at Fort Carson alone – have a two-week respite from furloughs, according to the latest news from the Department of Defense. Furloughs were set to take place starting next week, as part of the billion-cut to the Defense Department from budget sequestration. Sequestration seeks to cut […]
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Legislation under consideration by the House Armed Forces Committee would end the common practice of awarding defense contracts to companies who owe more than $3,000 in back taxes. The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Brad Ellsworth (D-Indiana) said the government could earn $1 billion a year by withholding some contracts from business. Companies that have a role […]
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Sequestration, troop levels and Amendment 64 were top topics of discussion at a town hall meeting Thursday sponsored by the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments and Fort Carson. The Mountain Post’s leaders said 3,000 civilian employees would face a 20 percent cut when furloughs go into effect July 8. And, they said they faced […]
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The aerospace industry posted more than $216 billion in sales in 2010, a 20 percent increase above 2009. The figure is still down from the record highs in 2007, but industry experts are hopeful the increase marks the end of recent declines in orders. “Aerospace has produced solid results, leading all manufacturers in trade surplus,” […]
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More than 1 million American jobs could be lost as a result of defense budget cuts if the deficit reduction committee fails to reach agreement on alternative balanced budget solutions, and total cuts to defense reach $1 trillion. The study, done by Stephen Fuller, director of regional analysis at George Mason University and Economic Modeling […]
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The U.S. Air Force Academy will partner with UCCS and Colorado College on Saturday to host the 11th annual Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum. During the one-day research event, college students studying arts, humanities and sciences will present findings from their research over the past year, according to a news release. “Colorado College student Petra […]
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An Air Force Academy instructor was chosen as the top professor in Colorado by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, marking the second straight year that the academy’s staff has received the award. Dr. Thomas Yechout, a professor in the Academy’s Aeronautics Department, was recognized for writing a flight mechanics textbook and for […]
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The Space Foundation plans to conduct two special events to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the United States’ Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) – one in Colorado Springs, which is the headquarters city of both Space Command and the Space Foundation, and one in Washington, D.C. The first commemorative event will take place on Friday, […]
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The former Space Foundation at 310 S. 14th St. on the west side of Colorado Springs, has a new owner.
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  U.S. Sen. Mark Udall is trying to round up funding for cyber-defense training programs at the U.S. Air Force Academy.   Udall said Monday computer hackers threaten the United States and could cripple the electrical grid, water supplies and computers used by the military.   Earlier this year, Udall got an amendment to the […]
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