In conjunction with the Small Business Administration, SCORE (the Service Corps of Retired Executives) Denver will offer a four-part webinar on computer network security Saturdays in October, beginning Saturday, Oct. 10. The webinar runs from 9-11 a.m. and costs $100. The topics are: Cybersecurity, the basics. This class will teach attendees a general overview of […]
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Aerospace firm Sierra Nevada Corp. announced last week that its subsidiary has chosen Colorado Springs as the site for an $88-million high-end aircraft completions complex, which will create an estimated 2,100 jobs and a $5-billion economic impact. Sierra Completions, a subsidiary of SNC that launched in October, chose the Colorado Aerospace Park at the Colorado […]
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Sen. Mark Udall will head up a committee that oversees issues critical to Colorado’s military and aerospace communities. Udall, who is a member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, has been named the chairman of the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, which oversees such issues as cyberdefense, military space programs, nuclear weapons and intelligence programs. […]
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Spectranetics Corp., a medical device company based in Colorado Springs, has agreed in principle to pay $8.5 million to settle a securities class-action suit against the company and several of its current and former officers and directors. The publicly traded company this morning also said it was ready to settle a stockholder derivative case naming […]
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Information Technology jobs continue to be among the hottest career fields in the state and in the Springs. People who love creating software, managing information systems and keeping hackers away from invading computer systems, have one of the lowest unemployment rates of any profession, said a local high tech jobs...
Colorado Springs manufacturing represents about 4.4 percent of all jobs in the area –  and 40 percent of them are considered high-tech. After a decade of losing manufacturing jobs, Colorado Springs saw a .5 percent employment growth in the fourth quarter of 2010. However, Pueblo is the real manufacturing come-back-kid, with 9.1 percent manufacturing growth […]
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“When Dan Gallagher took over from Mark Earle [as airport director] he looked through a stack of business cards in Earle’s desk drawer,” said Mayor Steve Bach last week. “One of the cards was from Sierra Nevada Corporation, so Dan called them.” That was the beginning of a long, complex process that culminated last week […]
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Leading local, national and global cyber security experts will gather in Colorado Springs to discuss the threats to local and national cyber security. Western Cyber Exchange will host the meeting from 4:45 to 8 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Mining Exchange Hotel. “This event is very important for the community and our state,” said Doug […]
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In the mid-1990s, Brian Hegarty and a group of his colleagues started a little company, NVX Corp., with their idea of creating technology for manufacturing flash memories. They had been working on it for a few years and were waiting to hear from one big client. It was make or break time. One of the […]
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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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Among the many reasons budding entrepreneurs start their small businesses is to gain a level of control over their product or service that can’t be found in the larger corporate environment, and to generate financial independence and schedule flexibility. Once the new venture begins to gain success, the paradox introduces itself. The challenge of managing […]
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As the dot.com and technology sectors recover from last year’s blow to the economic solar plexus, thousands of students enrolled in computer science and IT courses – along with seasoned industry professionals – faced diminishing job prospects. Fortunately, an entrepreneurial young woman with experience on the job at Digital Equipment Corporation, Quantum Corporation, and later […]
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