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Semquest technology on Mars and in military

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A small Colorado Springs company has had a part in the exploration of Mars — and now is working to improve testing for the military’s unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) and its missile defense system. In business for 12 years, Semquest is on the verge of a new $2.5 million contract to design a test mortar… Continue Reading Semquest technology on Mars and in military

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ISS named top 100 job creators by Inc. Magazine

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Colorado Springs companyIntelligent Software Solutions has made the top 100 “Hire Power ” list in  Inc. magazine. It’s the first time the company’s given the award, and ISS was number 67, with 347 jobs created last year. Jay Jesse, owner of ISS, said the company has doubled in size and has opened offices in Denver… Continue Reading ISS named top 100 job creators by Inc. Magazine

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“In space, no one can hear you scream.” That was the tagline for the first of four Alien movies – a series of science fiction thrillers that catapulted actress Sigourney Weaver to international fame. And Weaver will be headlining a space program of a different sort next Spring. She is the featured speaker at the… Continue Reading Sigourney Weaver to headline technology dinner at symposium

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The Air Force Academy has done it again. The school has been named the No. 1 undergraduate research and development school by the National Science Foundation. The new list ranks all schools – graduate and undergraduate – and overall, the AFA comes in at 168 overall, moving up from 175th place last year. The Air… Continue Reading AFA ranked No. 1 undergrad by National Science Foundation

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A former employee of an Aurora-based defense contractor has agreed to pay $60,000 for improperly obtaining bids and proposal information about contracts for the National Reconnaissance Office, according to John Walsh, United States Attorney for Colorado. Ian Colle, the former senior director of software engineering for Paragon, acknowledged his role in obtaining bid and proposal… Continue Reading Defense contractor pays $60,000 fine to US Attorney

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The Space Foundation is making it easier for active duty military and government personnel who register for the 29th National Space Symposium. For those participants, the price is now what it was in 2010: $790. “We reduced the rate for active duty military and government personnel out of sensitivity to government budget constraints,” said Space… Continue Reading Space Foundation lowers military fees for annual symposium

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Bal Seal, which has operations in Colorado Springs, is one of three finalists in the Colorado BioScience Association’s Company of the Year. The CBSA will announce its winner at its 2012 awards dinner celebration Dec. 6 in Denver. The other finalists are: Covidien (Colorado operations), Boulder; and TOLMAR Inc., Fort Collins. “Our Company of the… Continue Reading Spings’ Bal Seal a finalist for Colorado bioscience company of the year

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Task force meets to ease transition for veterans

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The first workshop to help veterans gain access to services, licenses and credentials to ease their transition from military to civilian employment was held earlier this month. The task force is charged with making Colorado the most military friendly state in the nation. “In the service of our country, these men and women have developed… Continue Reading Task force meets to ease transition for veterans

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Veterans job fair slated for Nov. 26

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  Gov. John Hickenlooper has declared November “Hire a Veteran Month,” staging events statewide to assist veterans on a number of fronts including employment and training opportunities.   Representatives from the Department of Labor and Employment at state and country run workforce centers are offering workshops and hiring events statewide. The Pikes Peak Workforce Center… Continue Reading Veterans job fair slated for Nov. 26

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AFA wins higher-ed diversity award

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The Air Force Academy received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award from Insight magazine. Insight is one of the oldest diversity-focused publications in higher education. The award honors colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. The academy will be featured, along with 47 other recipients, in Insight’s December issue.… Continue Reading AFA wins higher-ed diversity award

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