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$800M contract awarded to Springs firm

$800M contract awarded to Springs firm

Joint Strategic Solutions (JSS), a formal joint venture formed between Colorado Springs-based Delta Solutions and Strategies LLC and Colorado Springs-based Apogee Engineering LLC, has been awarded a five-year, $800 million contract supporting U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) at Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha, Nebraska. Both Delta Solutions and Apogee anticipate growth from this effort will… Continue Reading $800M contract awarded to Springs firm

Catalyst Campus: path to the future

Train stations once were among the world’s epicenters of connectivity and vitality. They represented the worth of a community as well as its future economic potential. That’s an ethos the O’Neil Group Company wishes to recreate at its Catalyst Campus, a collaborative work and education environment slated to open next summer in downtown Colorado Springs.… Continue Reading Catalyst Campus: path to the future

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Military equipment finds new life locally

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Military equipment finds new life locally

According to Lt. Catherine Buckley, public information officer for the Colorado Springs Police Department, it’s the ultimate recycling program. “We’re taking stuff we can actually use,” Buckley said of the Department of Defense’s 1033 Program, which makes available free surplus or unused equipment to state and local governments, including the Colorado Springs Police Department, the… Continue Reading Military equipment finds new life locally

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Anarde moves from ICBM to global security

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Anarde moves from ICBM to global security

Russ Anarde spent 28 years in the Air Force, retiring as a brigadier general. During a varied career, he worked in operations and maintenance of intercontinental ballistic missiles. He describes himself as a STEM dropout, referring to science, technology engineering and math, because he changed majors from math to business while he was in college.… Continue Reading Anarde moves from ICBM to global security

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Academy, CTI research projects together

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Academy, CTI research projects together

Inks that change colors when the temperature changes — like that on Coors beer cans — are helping chemistry students learn at the U.S. Air Force Academy. At the same time, cadets and their professors are helping CTI Inks, the Colorado Springs-based company that provides the thermochromic inks to Coors. In August, the Academy and… Continue Reading Academy, CTI research projects together

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Vectrus: Instant major player

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Vectrus: Instant major player

There’s a new defense contractor in town — one with history in Colorado Springs and potential to be the region’s most-profitable publicly traded company. Virginia-based defense contractor Exelis Inc. officially completed the spinoff of its Mission Systems government services division at midnight Friday, Sept. 26, creating Vectrus Inc. President and CEO Kenneth Hunzeker estimates that… Continue Reading Vectrus: Instant major player

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Exelis completes spin-off of Vectrus company

Defense contractor Exelis Inc. officially completed a spin-off at midnight Friday of its mission systems division, creating a company it claims will be the most profitable publicly traded business in Colorado Springs. The Colorado Springs-based spin-off became Vectrus Inc. — a combination of the words “vector” and “trust” — at 12:01 a.m. Saturday and hit the… Continue Reading Exelis completes spin-off of Vectrus company

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AFA awards $110 million in support service contracts

The U.S. Air Force Academy awarded an Alaska-based contractor with more than $110 million in contracts to provide various support services. The Academy announced Thursday that Aleut Facilities Support Services LLC of Anchorage had won the two five-year contracts. Both contracts were set aside for small businesses, according to a news release. The first contract,… Continue Reading AFA awards $110 million in support service contracts

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Space Foundation accepting lifetime achievement nominees

The Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation announced Monday that it is now accepting nominations for its highest honor, an annual lifetime achievement award. The General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award “recognizes outstanding individuals who have distinguished themselves through lifetime contributions to humankind through exploration, development and use of space, or through use of space… Continue Reading Space Foundation accepting lifetime achievement nominees

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Initial phase of Tierra Vista complete at local AFBs

Lend Lease Public Partnerships announced Wednesday that it has completed the initial development phase of its Tierra Vista Communities, located at Peterson and Schriever Air Force Bases in Colorado Springs. The $316-million on-base military housing project has created homes for more than 860 airmen and their families and also includes projects at Los Angeles Air Force… Continue Reading Initial phase of Tierra Vista complete at local AFBs

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