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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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“The Cosmos is all that is or ever was or ever will be. Our feeblest contemplations of the Cosmos stir us — there is a tingling in the spine, a catch in the voice, a faint sensation, as if a distant memory, of falling from a height. We know we are approaching the greatest of […]
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Cadets and faculty from the U.S. Air Force Academy will be at the 31st International Space Symposium to talk about their latest satellite, FalconSAT-6, set to launch May, 2016. They will display their satellite today, April 14, from 4-5 p.m. at the press conference room at the symposium at The Broadmoor. This year’s symposium comes […]
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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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Colorado Springs-based Spectranetics has grown from $100 million in sales four years ago to almost $300 million in 2015. Yet, the company has no problems with the prospect of losing about 25 percent of that amount this year. The firm, with 800 employees globally, manufactures devices that clear occluded veins in the legs and eliminate […]
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Adm. William Gortney, commander of the U.S. Northern Command and NORAD, announced that certain significant communications assets are being moved into Cheyenne Mountain in order to protect them from electromagnetic pulse attacks. “There is a lot of movement to put capability into Cheyenne Mountain and to be able to communicate in there,” Gortney said during a […]
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