Colorado governments — state, county and local — took a critical step in honing cyberattack response plans at the Joint Cyber Workshop Feb. 10-11. For the first time, C-suite level decision makers from government IT organizations across the state joined the workshop in closed-door sessions, to create a memorandum of understanding formalizing Colorado’s cyber incident […]
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Driven by rising prices, available land and high demand, real estate development in northern Colorado Springs is percolating at a record pace and helping to drive the city’s economy. “We continue to see large growth in all sectors of development — single family, multifamily and commercial,” said Catherine Carleo, principal planner for the city of […]
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Funding for the Department of Defense’s innovation arm could more than double in 2019 — but three Colorado Springs tech companies are seeing benefits long before that money lands. Rim Technologies, Aspen Logix and Spectrabotics have teamed up to create SpaceBook in response to a Commercial Solutions Opening from the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx), […]
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Southern Colorado’s first accelerator program launched its initial cohort Jan. 30, boosting novel technologies along with prospects for startups from Colorado and California. Catalyst Accelerator, a defense and national security accelerator based at Catalyst Campus, seeks to advance technologies for the warfighter and guide tech transfer between the government and the commercial market, Catalyst Accelerator […]
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A unique public-private partnership could soon bring some desperately needed relief to the beleaguered merchants of Manitou Springs. Manitou’s City Council approved a $15,000 grant Tuesday to support a “Business Band-Aid” loan program proposed by the Manitou Springs Creative District, Chamber of Commerce and Vectra Bank. The partners plan to use the seed money, which will […]
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If blockchain is unhackable and cryptocurrencies are secure, how did cybercriminals steal 58 billion yen (U.S. $500 million) last month from Coincheck, one of Japan’s largest digital currency exchanges? That’s one of many questions National Cybersecurity Center interim CEO Vance Brown fielded at the NCC’s first blockchain training event, Jan. 30. And the answer was […]
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This year’s relentless flu season could cost U.S. employers more than $9 billion in lost productivity, and a loose estimate pegs potential costs to business in El Paso County at around $15 million. Dr. Dan Jernigan, director of the Influenza Division at the Atlanta-based National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said during a media […]
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Colorado is set to become one of just a handful of states adopting blockchain technology in government systems and programs, after a bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced a groundbreaking bill Jan. 17. The Senate bill, Cyber Coding Cryptology for State Records (SB 18-086), sponsored by Sen. Angela Williams and Sen. Kent Lambert with Rep. Joann […]
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New businesses, restaurants and housing are springing up in the urban renewal area that encompasses the South Nevada Avenue and South Tejon Street area — and a lot more is expected to happen in the next two years, including a new hotel. Three developers — Sam and Kathy Guadagnoli, Walt Harder and Danny Mientka — […]
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The Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC is nearing the first milestone in its work toward the community’s first Regional Cybersecurity Strategic Plan. A survey of community assets is due to wrap up Jan. 26, and the study that will form the basis of the strategic plan is expected to be finalized in the second quarter […]
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Giving back to the community is the right thing to do, but is it good for business? The answer for Mike Mazzola, founder of Mountain Equipment Recyclers and pioneering social entrepreneur, is a resounding yes. The store, which sells new and gently used outdoor equipment and clothing, began as a consignment shop that had a […]
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It’s time to stop watching bitcoin and start understanding blockchain. True, the bitcoin rollercoaster is riveting: The cryptocurrency rocketed from $800 per bitcoin in January 2017 to an all-time high of $19,783 Dec. 17, only to plummet to $13,800 on Dec. 22, losing one-third of its value in 24 hours. But blockchain, the technology bitcoin […]
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